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Jaime Arturo Salazar

August 31, 1944 ~ September 22, 2020 (age 76)

Obituary

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jaime Arturo Salazar Velasco, 76, of North Providence, RI. Jaime passed away Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020 at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital after a courageous battle.

He was the beloved husband of Gioconda Emperatriz Salazar for 52 years.

Born August 31st, 1944 in Milagro, Ecuador, Jaime was the son of the late Rafael Arturo Salazar Quiroz and the late Celinda Salazar Velasco of Milagro, Ecuador.

On January 18th, 1969, Jaime, accompanied by his loving wife Gioconda, emigrated from Ecuador to the United States. In Rhode Island, he pioneered the first and only Hispanic newspaper, Nuevos Horizontes, for which he continued to be the main editor and writer for the past 42 years. His purposeful objective with his newspaper was to bring information to the Hispanic community of RI at no cost in order for them to be educated and knowledgeable regarding current events. His life's mission was to bridge inequities that the Hispanic community faced. Jaime also owned and operated Tropicana Night Club in Central Falls, RI, for the last 30 years, and I Love Mexico Bar & Grille in Providence, RI, for the last 12 years. Family and friends will remember Jaime's tremendous work ethic and warm hospitality. His larger than life personality will continue to be felt by so many who loved him. Most importantly, Jaime will forever be remembered for his selflessness, compassion, and how he always put others before himself. He was one of the good guys.

Central to Jaime's life was his love for his family. He adored and always sacrificed everything for his wife, daughters, and grandchildren. His support was unconditional and every decision he made was with family in mind. He made countless sacrifices and he and his unconditional love will be deeply missed. He will forever be cherished by his daughters, Candy Priscilla Salazar Reilly, of North Smithfield, RI, and Cindy Emperatriz Salazar, of North Providence, RI. He also leaves behind son-in-law Shaun Reilly of North Smithfield. Grandchildren Shanelle Priscilla Reilly and Shane Edward Reilly of North Smithfield will miss seeing his loving warm smile but know that their 'Ito' is proud of their accomplishments. His greatest achievement was being a huge influence within the Hispanic community for decades, but he would argue that his greatest achievement was the love and strength that he taught his family.

Jaime will also be missed by his loving siblings, his brother Rafael Arturo Salazar of Seekonk, MA and cherished baby sister Fanny Leonor Casperson of Cranston, RI. He also leaves behind nieces and nephews Gary Haro, Grace Haro, Schanny Lopez, and Kacey Barone, and great nieces and nephews Alexandra Arias, Gianna Barone, and Adryanna Barone of Cranston, RI. Jaime was also the brother of the late Miguel Salazar of Las Vegas, Nevada and the late Mercedes Salazar of Cranston, RI.

Relatives and friends are invited to a viewing this Saturday, September 26th, 2020 at the Charles Coelho Funeral Home in Central Falls, RI from 8:30 until 10:30 AM.

A Celebration of Jaime's life will be this Saturday with a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Raymond's Church at 1240 No. Main Street in Providence, RI, at 11:30 AM followed by a Committal Prayer in the Chapel of Hope & Memory at Swan Point Cemetery, Blackstone Blvd. Providence, RI.

Due to this Pandemic, facial covering and social distancing must be observed.

 

Con una profunda tristeza anunciamos el fallecimiento de Jaime Arturo Salazar Velasco, 76, de North Providence, RI. Jaime falleció el martes 22 de septiembre de 2020 en el Hospital Nuestra Señora de Fátima después de una valiente batalla.

Fue el amado esposo de Gioconda Emperatriz Salazar durante 52 años.

Nacido el 31 de agosto de 1944 en Milagro, Ecuador, Jaime era hijo del fallecido Rafael Arturo Salazar Quiroz y la fallecida Celinda Salazar Velasco de Milagro, Ecuador.

El 18 de enero de 1969, Jaime, acompañado de su amada esposa Gioconda, emigró de Ecuador a Estados Unidos. En Rhode Island, fue el pionero del primer periódico hispano, Nuevos Horizontes, del cual continuó siendo el editor y escritor principal durante los últimos 42 años. Su objetivo con este periódico era brindar información a la comunidad hispana de RI sin costo para que pudieran estar educados y bien informados sobre la actualidad. La misión de su vida era salvar las desigualdades que enfrentaba la comunidad hispana. Jaime también fue propietario y operador de Tropicana Night Club en Central Falls durante los últimos 30 años, y I Love Mexico Bar & Grille en Providence durante los últimos 12 años. Familiares y amigos recordarán la tremenda ética de trabajo y la cálida bienvenida que siempre ofrecía Jaime. Su personalidad más grande que la vida seguirá tocando a muchos que lo amaron. Lo más importante es que Jaime siempre será recordado por su altruismo, compasión y cómo siempre puso a los demás antes que a sí mismo. Era uno de los buenos.

Un elemento central en la vida de Jaime fue el amor por su familia. Adoraba y siempre sacrificaba todo por su esposa, hijas y nietos. Su apoyo fue incondicional y cada decisión que tomó fue pensando en su familia. Hizo innumerables sacrificios y él y su amor incondicional serán profundamente extrañados. Siempre será querido por sus hijas, Candy Priscilla Salazar Reilly, de North Smithfield y Cindy Emperatriz Salazar, de North Providence. Tambien su yerno Shaun Reilly de North Smithfield. Los nietos, Shanelle Priscilla Reilly y Shane Edward Reilly de North Smithfield extrañarán ver su amorosa sonrisa cálida, pero saben que su 'Ito' está orgulloso de sus logros. Su mayor logro fue ser una gran influencia dentro de la comunidad hispana durante décadas, pero hubiera argumentado que su mayor logro fue el amor y la fuerza que le enseñó a su familia.

Jaime también será extrañado por sus amados hermanos, su hermano Rafael Arturo Salazar de Seekonk, MA y su consentida hermanita Fanny Leonor Casperson de Cranston, RI. Tambien deja sobrinos y sobrinas Gary Haro, Grace Haro, Schanny Lopez y Kacey Barone y sus sobrinos nietos Alexandra Arias, Gianna Barone and Adryanna Barone de Cranston, RI. Jaime también era hermano del difunto Miguel Salazar de Las Vegas, Nevada y de la difunta Mercedes Salazar de Cranston, RI.

Se invita a familiares y amigos a una visita en la funeraria Charles Coelho en Central Falls; de 8:30 a 10:30 AM.

Una celebración de su vida será este sábado con una misa de entierro cristiano en St. Raymond's Church en 1240 No. Main Street en Providence, RI, a las 11:30 AM. Seguida de una oración de compromiso en la Capilla de la Memoria en Swan Point. Cementerio, Blackstone Blvd. Providence, RI.

Debido a esta Pandemia, se debe observar el cubrimiento facial y el distanciamiento social.

 

 

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
September 26, 2020

8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Coelho Home
151 CROSS ST
Central Falls, RI 02863

Committal
Saturday
September 26, 2020

1:00 PM
Swan Point Cemetery Historic Chapel
585 Blackstone Blvd.
Providence, RI 02906

Mass of Christian Burial
Saturday
September 26, 2020

11:30 PM
St. Raymond's Church
1240 No. Main Street
Providence, RI 02903

Please note
IF you are attending the Mass of Christian Burial at St. Raymond's Church in Providence, go directly to the church, for 11:30 AM
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