Obituary of Bienvenido De Jesús
Bienvenido De Jesús
Rochester: August 14, 2022 at age 72. Born in Arroyo, PR. Son of Pascual and Monserrate De Jesús, both predeceased. Survived by his wife, Priscila, of 48 years. Father of Eliezer (Amy) and Ivelisse (Luis). Grandfather to Julian, April, Gina, Kevin, Priscila and Hector. Brother to Demetria -predeceased, Santana (Luz Maria) - predeceased, Santo (Margarita) - predeceased, Olegario-predeceased (Nilda), Mercedes (Maria Socorro), Pilar -predeceased, Remigio, and Epifania. Uncle, cousin, and friend to many within the Rochester community.
Bienvenido was an educator at heart and his expertise was in the area of math. He taught at various schools for 35 years. He began his career at Jesús María Rodríguez in Arroyo, PR. He then moved to Rochester, where he taught middle school Math to bilingual students at both Frederick Douglass and Monroe Middle Schools until he retired. He will be remembered by his students for his knowledge and desire to push them to their limits, so that they could reach their potential.
In 2008, Bienvenido obtained his permanent diaconate certification from St. Bernard’s School of Theology and Ministry. He began his ministry at St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Parish. His ministry became his passion and his devotion. Bienvenido loved serving the community and guiding people to the church. He imparted his wisdom to anyone who would listen and served as a spiritual guide to his family and friends.
Later, Bienvenido would experience kidney failure. Although he battled with this serious medical issue, it never made him falter. Instead, he showed immense courage and strength despite his battle. In 2016, after years of dialysis at Rochester Regional, he received the gift of life. A wonderful nurse named Patty Gargiulo, donated her kidney. This second chance at life became our blessing and allowed us to have many more years of memories.
He will be missed by his immediate and extended family, community members who became an extension of his family, and the many students whose lives he influenced.
Calling hours will be held on Friday, August 19, 2022, at Corpus Christi Church from 2:00 to 8:00 PM. Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, August 20, 2022 at 10:00 AM at Corpus Christi. Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Parish in memory of Bienvenido.
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