Ariel Murillo, a longtime resident of New York City, passed away on Sunday, February 2, 2020. He was 87 years old.
Ariel was born on March 15, 1933 in Ponce, Puerto Rico to the late Ismael and Javita (Ortiz) Murillo. He was a Korean War Veteran and was a neighborhood fixture for 43 years- where he was beloved by his neighbors and friends. Ariel was most happy when surrounded by family and friends. He will be fondly remembered as a loving father, great friend, Yankee fan, and proud Puerto Rican and American.
Ariel is pre-deceased by his wife, Carmen (Jimenez) Murillo- who died on January 4, 2015. He was the loving father of Jose Murillo and his wife Esther, Ismael Murillo, George Murillo and his wife Evelyn, Robert Murillo and his wife Nilsa, and Margarita Murillo; proud grandfather of Ashley Murillo, Jorge Laboy, Adrianna Murillo, Nicholas Murillo, and Anthony Murillo; and many loving nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Visiting will be Thursday from 3-9pm at Joseph A. Lucchese Funeral Home, 726 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx. Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday at 10am at Our Lady of Solace Church, 731 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx. Interment will follow at St. Raymond’s Cemetery, 2600 Lafayette Avenue, Bronx.