Rafael Cardona, Jr.

Rafael Cardona, Jr., a longtime resident of the Bronx, died on March 14, 2021. He was 73.


Mr. Cardona was born on February 23, 1948 in New York City to Rafael Cardona, Sr. and Lucia Santos. He is survived by his sister Mabel; his four children: Ricardo, Michelle, Carlos and Christian; his grandchildren, Lyshel, Samuel, David, Ariana, Joel, Marcelo, Sebastian and Alexson; the mother of his children, Victoria; his three daughters-in-law, Natalia, Alejandra and Elizabeth; his son-in law-Shaun; his brother-in-law Jimmy; two nieces, Melanie and Melissa; and countless other family members.


Visiting will be Thursday from 5-9pm at John Dormi & Sons Funeral Home, 1121 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx. Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday (time and church pending). Interment will follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, 80 Commerce Street, Hawthorne.



  1. Jeannette Santos Rodriguez on March 17, 2021 at 2:50 pm

    My condolences to all the family. Though words cannot express the sorrow of his passing. Junior will be missed and never forgotten. May he Rest In Peace. Love his cuz, Jeannie

  2. Braulio,Sabeyi,Ronald,Brandi,Gyandev, Agatha,Caspian on March 24, 2021 at 10:31 am

    Mr Rafael Cardona is also survived by his younger siblings Braulio R Cardona & wife Brandi Cardona, Sabeyi Cardona and Ronald Cardona. His nephews/niece Gyandev Saldana, Caspian Cardona & Agatha Cardona. Rafael was our hero as children our brother from New York, it is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye, may your journey be to the light.

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