Rosa Iris Caraballo

A funeral Mass for Rosa Iris Caraballo, 80, will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at Holy Family Catholic Church in Copperas Cove.

Mrs. Caraballo died Dec. 8, 2019. She was born Feb. 27, 1939, in Maricao, Puerto Rico to Primitivo Caraballo Santiago and Elisa Velez Vasquez.

Mrs. Caraballo attended Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Puerto Rico de Ponce. On Nov. 18, 1961, she married Gilbert Gomez Torres. Together, they raised two daughters, Norma Iris and Maria Elisa.

Mrs. Caraballo loved kids and was a positive influence on many children who grew up in the community. She was devoted to her Catholic faith and became a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church in the 1970s. She enjoyed gardening, cooking and baking and passed on her skills to her daughters, granddaughters and grandson. She was known for her loving and giving heart.

Survivors include her husband, Gilbert Torres; her brothers, Edwin Caraballo Velez, Wilson Caraballo Velez and Miguel Angel Caraballo Velez; her sister, Juanita Caraballo Velez; her daughter, Norma Ceccacci and her husband, Vincent Ceccacci, of Blossburg, Penn.; her daughter, Lisa Wilson, and her husband, Eddie Wilson of Copperas Cove; her grandson, Anthony D’Alena of Williamsport, Penn.; her granddaughter Kara Elisa Colston and her husband, Travis Colston, of Copperas Cove; her granddaughter, Alex Rene Wilson of Copperas Cove; her great-granddaughter, June Elisa Myong Colston of Copperas Cove; and numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and close family friends.

Mrs. Caraballo was preceded in death by her father, Primitivo Caraballo Santiago; her mother, Elisa Velez Vasquez; and her sister, Eugenia Caraballo Courchene.

A visitation will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Friday with a Rosary at 6:30 p.m. at Scott’s Funeral Home of Copperas Cove.

Mrs. Caraballo’s final wishes include donations to Holy Family Catholic Church in lieu of flowers.

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