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Domingo Figueroa

January 3, 2021

Obituary

Domingo Figueroa passed away at the age of 68. He was born and raised in Toa Alta, Puerto Rico. As a teenager, Domingo moved to Delaware and attended Wilmington high school. He later worked for Wilmington hospital, which then became Christiana Care, for 30 years.
Domingo, who is known by many as Mingo a.k.a. La Fiera, was a good friend, loving brother, and most of all an awesome father! Mingo always aimed to make people feel welcomed in his life, whether he was volunteering to help someone move, offering a ride, or just being supportive to his loved ones. He would often go above and beyond for the people he loved and through your hardest time, he stood by you.
One of Mingo‘s biggest accomplishments was being a father. He loved children and considered himself lucky to have 13 kids of his own. If anyone ever asked him ‘why do you have so many kids?’ he would never hesitate to say that his kids gave him purpose in life.
Mingo was a big jokester and always like to tell fictional stories about his life to his kids and grandkids just to entertain them. One thing for sure his stories never changed; he was always a pilot, a doctor, and so much more. From his oldest child to his youngest, the stories always remain the same. He even started telling his stories to his grandchildren and they would look to their aunts and uncles and ask is it true, but that was him; always wanting to put a smile on his families face. His best stories is when he would talk about his childhood, what him and his siblings used to do, and all the cool places they played at in Puerto Rico.
Mingo never missed a beat when it came to his family. To know Mingo was to know that he was the life of the party. Once the music started playing there was no stopping him from dancing and everyone would surround him to encourage him. Even in this most difficult time he would want us all to celebrate him and share his story so that he is able to continue to put smiles on our faces. Mingo‘s favorite quote or say was “Be cool don’t be a fool”. He will be missed, dearly.
Domingo is preceded in death by his mother Dolores Ortega, father Guillermo Figueroa, grandson Adam Figueroa and his brothers Rafael, Jose D, Angel L, Jorge, Eugenio, Ramon, Guillermo and Gregorio Figueroa.
He is survived by his partner Madeline Fernandina, his children: Domingo Jr., Carmen, Roberto, Diana, Jabbar, Wilson, Madeline, Leonardo, Jacqueline, Selena, Thalia, Mark and Destiny. He is also survived by 16 grandchildren and two great grandchildren, and by his Brothers and Sisters: Jose A. Figueroa, Pedro Figueroa, Ana L. Muñiz, Amado Figueroa, Dominga Rodriguez, William Figueroa, Sindia Figueroa, Juana Marrero, Mery Figueroa, Victor Figueroa.
The viewing will be private due to Covid but if you wish to celebrate his life and share your memories that you have with Domingo, you are welcome to the repass at the Whiskey Throttle Bar and Grill after the burial at 1 PM on January 4, 2021. Please be mindful that due to Covid-19 we will be cautious with the amount of people that attend the gathering.
God bless.

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