Carmelo Juan Figueroa

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  • | 10:35 a.m. May 4, 2023
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Carmelo Juan Figueroa

Carmelo Juan Figueroa, 93 of Palm Coast passed away April 28, 2023 at Orlando Health Dr. Phillips Hospital.

He was born March 30, 1930 in Santurce, Puerto Rico, a son of Pablo and Mercedes Figueroa.

At the age of four, Carmelo and his parents immigrated in Brooklyn New York.  After graduating high school, he joined the Navy, where he proudly served for 5 years.  Following his honorable discharge, he worked in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, and also worked as a welder on the USS Nautilus.  Carmelo then went to work for the City of New York Transit Authority, where he worked for 37 years, retiring as a Deputy Superintendent. After his retirement, he and his wife moved to Palm Coast.  He enjoyed playing tennis, handball, traveling, going to casinos, watching bull fighting, and most of all, bowling.

His wife of 52 years, Marian Figueroa passed away in 2007.

He leaves three children, Mariana (John) Moore of Orlando, Carmelo (Maria-Cristina) Figueroa of Palm Coast and Antonio (Sulai) Figueroa of Orlando, 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren.

Family and friends will be received Friday, May 5, 2023 from 5:00-8:00 PM at Craig-Flagler Palms Funeral Home, where services will be held Saturday at 1:00 PM.  Interment will follow at Flagler Memorial Gardens with Military Honors.

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