Rev. Arturo Feliciano

  • Died: October 10, 2020
  • Location: New York, New York

Greenwich Village Funeral Home

199 Bleecker St
New York, NY 10012

Tel. (212) 674-8055

Tribute & Message From The Family


Arturo Feliciano Garcia was born on August 22, 1924 in Ceiba, Puerto Rico. The fifth of nine children born to Rosa Garcia and Juan Maria Feliciano, Arturo passed at age 96 on October 10, 2020 in New York City with his wife, Sonia, by his side.
Raised on his family's farm in rural Puerto Rico, Arturo answered the call of his country at age 18, joining the United States Army and serving his country both at home and abroad as a radar crewman during the Second World War. For his service, Arturo was awarded the American Theater Service Medal, two Overseas Service Bars, and the WWII Victory Medal before being honorably discharged in 1946.
Nearly a decade after the war's end a new chapter of Arturo's life began when he met Sonia Torres in the city they would come to call home for the better part of their 64 years together. Through their union, Arturo and Sonia raised their two daughters with love, and with the church.
The Feliciano family were active congregants, with Sonia and the daughters supporting Arturo, who during the 1960s and 70s served as a minister and pastor for churches in the South Bronx and Lower Manhattan. Through his work, Arturo became a leader in his community and indeed a "father" to many, giving unselfishly in his labor and friendship. Together, he and Sonia took in adults and children alike to raise as if they were their own. Together, the two made a positive impact on those communities and individuals who shared in their warmth.
Arturo Feliciano Garcia lived a full life in his 96 years. He held many titles from timekeeper, to solider, to factory worker, to minister, to father and grandfather. He learned much about the world, raised many plants and animals, nicknamed many of his numerous friends, and collected many coins from around the globe. But more than anything Arturo was a man of love – love for his faith, his family and his country.
Arturo will be dearly missed by his family and friends, who rejoice in the knowledge that he is at peace with his creator, his parents, and many siblings. Arturo is survived by his wife, Sonia; his daughters Evelyn, Sonia Ivette and son-in-law Joe; his grandchildren Eleni, Ali, Sophia, Amanda and Joel; and his youngest brother, Rodolfo. He is preceded in death by his parents, Rosa and Juan Maria; and his siblings Tito, Tomas, Sabina, Amadeo, Carlota, Marciano and Maximo.
A service and celebration of Arturo's life will be held on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 from 10:30am to 12:30pm at the Greenwich Village Funeral Home on 199 Bleecker Street in Manhattan, to be followed by a private burial service at Calverton National Cemetery in Riverhead, New York.

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Condolence & Memory Journal

Brother in law Andy felicidades

My condolences and may god bless him from a veteran to a veteran May he rest in peace

Posted by Edward Zapata - Boca Raton, FL - Family   October 14, 2020

Brother in law Andy felicidades

My condolences and may god bless him from a veteran to a veteran May he rest in peace

Posted by Edward Zapata - Boca Raton, FL - Family   October 14, 2020

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" His life a blessing , your memories of him a treasure he will be loved beyond word and missed beyond measure "

My deepest condolences

Elsa

Posted by Elsa Valdivieso - Bronx, NY   October 14, 2020

My deepest sympathy go out to Mrs. Sonia (wife), Mrs. Sonia (daughter), Mr. Joe, Ali, Amanda, Joey and their family. May God give you strength to overcome this difficult moment trusting that you will be reunited. May he be remembered by his contagious sense of joy. Regardless of the circumstances, I remember he always had a big smile to share. I was fortunate to have met this wonderful man; fortunate to have been filled with joy every time I heard "Hoooola Jenny! Mira es Jeeenny!" I guess God just needed to bring more joy to heaven. He was a strong, wise, loving soldier, who left you with many memories as a husband, father and grandpa; memories that you can cherish and help you feel his presence. May he continue to warmth our hearts with those precious memories.

Posted by Jenny Leon - Little Elm, TX - Family Friend   October 14, 2020

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My dearest Sonia, Evelyn and family. I can not imagine what you guys are going thru. Words can not describe how sorry I am for you all. I hope it comforts you to know that your grief is shared by all of us who knew your daddy. He was a wonderful man and father. He will be sorely missed. We will keep you close in our thoughts and prayers. My Condolences. I love you dearly and I am here for you both.
Remembering Arturo and me in Amanda's 1st Bday party..... : )

Posted by Annette & Family Yearwood - New York, NY - Family Friend   October 13, 2020

Dear Sonia and family, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your father Arturo. May he rest in eternal peace. I know how much he meant to you and your family. I loved learning about him from you during our years working together at NYPH. Much love, peace and comfort to you, your mom Sonia, Evelyn, the grandkids and other family. Michelle

Posted by Michelle Clarke - Bronx, NY - Family Friend   October 12, 2020

My heart goes out to you and everyone who loved him. Words cant describe how sorry I am. He will be missed by so many. I'll keep you and the family in my prayer. Always.

Posted by Joann Hernandez - SPRINGDALE, AR - Family   October 12, 2020

Sonia, Evelyn and Family, I'm so sorry for your loss. May God give you comfort and peace during this difficult time. Sending prayers and hugs.

Posted by Jeannette Rodriguez - Bronx, NY - Coworker   October 12, 2020