Clotilde “Tilde” Otero, 87, of Hartford died July 17, 2022 with his family at his side. The husband of Ermelinda (Cintron) Otero, he was born October 2, 1934 in Comerio, PR the son of Alejandrino Otero and Rosaura Maldonado. In addition to his devoted and loving wife, he leaves three daughters: Yolanda Doak and son-in-law William, Evelyn Hickey and son-in-law Matthew, Maritza Otero Senior, and Sammy Otero and daughter-in-law Wilma; grandchildren Stephanie Micucci, Nathan Otero, Christina Otero and Manuel Bonet, 7 great-grandchildren, many brothers and sisters, nephews and nieces he loved. He was predeceased by a son, Ruben and son-in-law Don Senior.
Tilde came to New York City at age 18 and then brought his family to Hartford. He taught himself to read and write, and worked at Gotay Tropical Foods at the Hartford Regional Market, then for many years at King Phillip Middle School in West Hartford, then at Hartford Hospital from where he retired in 1998. He was a proud and hard-working man who loved his family, baseball, ice cream floats and his many compadres, both those he leaves behind as well as those he hopes to greet once again. Funeral services are Thursday, July 21, 2022 at the De Leon Funeral Home, 104 Main St. Hartford, with visitation from 4 until 7 p.m. Burial will take place at 10 a.m. Friday, July 22 at Mount St. Benedict Cemetery, 1 Cottage Grove Road, Bloomfield.
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