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Carmen Valentina Reyes-Bueno May 24, 1957 - November 6, 2023

Date of Funeral

November 13, 2023

Carmen Valentina Reyes, 66, of Willimantic, CT entered eternal rest on Monday November 6, 2023  in Hartford, CT surrounded by family and friends.

Carmen was born in the Dominican Republic on 05/24/57 to Rosa Elminda Bueno and Benigno Reyes.  Carmen was raised there and came to the  United States as a young woman. She and her children planted roots in Connecticut  where she owned and operated Carmen’s Beauty Salon on Park Street in Hartford for many years before moving the Salon to Willimantic until her retirement.  She spent her career transforming woman, men and children and making everyone feel good about themselves. Carmen was truly the life of every gathering she was a part of. She was classy but humble. She had high expectations but was relatable. She embodied love and support. If you needed something you could count on Carmen to help you with it or through it. She will be missed and be remembered by her laugh and contagious energy. But above all she will be remembered for her love and devotion to her children Glenys and Jeffrey.

She was predeceased by her mother, Rosa Elminda, her father, Benigno, her sister, Norma and her brother, Diogenes. Those left to honor her memory is her husband of 26 years, Rafael A. Guzman; her daughter, Glenys C. Rios;  her son, Jeffrey Perez;  her grandchildren, Suhail, Cynthia, Jayden, Jalyzia, Yenandi and great grandchildren Luca and Josiah;  her two brothers , Manuel and Benigno and many nieces, nephews, family members and friends.

Funeral services will be Monday Nov 13, at 11AM at Funeraria del Pilar 71 Prospect St, Willimantic. Burial will follow in New Willimantic Cemetery. Friends may visit the family from 9AM until the service at the funeral home. To send an online expression of sympathy, please visit funerariadelpilarct.com

Funeral services will be Monday Nov 13, at 11AM at Funeraria del Pilar 71 Prospect St, Willimantic. Burial will follow in New Willimantic Cemetery. Friends may visit the family from 9AM until the service at the funeral home. To send an online expression of sympathy, please visit funerariadelpilarct.com

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    Ileana Nieto says

    Carmen you always had a smile to share, time to give and time to care for others. You were the most kind and wonderful person anyone could ask for. You were my special friend, the one i could talk to in my saddest days and during my happy days. I will miss our walks, our conversations, our jokes, your laughter and YOU as a whole. I will always miss you. Your true friend, Ileana Nieto

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    Jesenia Casiano says

    Era una amiga con un carisma hermoso que mucha gente quería por su forma de ser y le doy me pésame a su esposo y hijos y demás familiares persona que recordare con mucho amor que descanse en paz mi amiga querida

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    Stephen Taranto says

    Rafael and Family….I’m so sorry for your loss..I wish you peace and solice in your heart…may all the beautiful memories between you two serve you well through this sad time..God Bless you??

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    Jacqueline Garcia says

    “I am deeply saddened to hear about the passing of your mother. Please know that my thoughts are with you during this challenging moment, may you find strength in the cherished memories you shared with your mother. My heartfelt
    condolences go out to you and your family. Take all the time you need to grieve, and remember that I’m here for you.”

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