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Affectionately known as “Ricky”, was born February 26, 1970 in Boston. Massachusetts to Blanca Velasquez, and Rafael Perez Velasquez (proceeded in death). Ricky grew up close to his six (6) siblings and loved when his family was around. His big personality, smile and laugh gave everyone who was lucky enough to be in his presence a sense of pure innocence and joy. At birth, doctors said that Enrique would not survive past the age of seven (7), and yet we were blessed to have him for 50 years. Through his actions, he always found ways to communicate with his family and expressed himself very well, and he let it be known when something was wrong, or when he felt happy. He loved music and playing his maracas.
Ricky was called home on October 27, 2020. Even though his family is devastated by their loss, they knew he passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his loved ones. Ricky gave a good fight and overcame a lot of obstacles through the years.
His presence will be greatly missed, and yet it's reassuring to know that Ricky no longer has obstacles to overcome. He is now at peace in a place where he can now see, and where he can now talk and laugh. He is in a place where he can now walk and dance with his father Rafael, and his sister Olga.
Enrique is survived by his mother Blanca Velasquez, his siblings; Rafael, Luis, Milta, Antonio, and Carlos. Ricky is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and extended family.
For the safety of those we love and care about during this difficult time, and for those who wish to pay their respects to Ricky and his family can do so in accordance with CDC, Federal and State guidelines in the Mary Catherine Chapel of Brasco & Sons Memorial, 773 Moody Street, Waltham, MA., on Thursday Nov. 5th from 11am - 12pm. A Funeral Service in celebration of Enrique's Life will follow in the Mary Catherine Chapel of Brasco & Sons at 12pm. Burial will take place in Fairview Cemetery 45 Fairview Ave, Boston, MA.
As an expression of grief and sympathy flowers are appreciated.