Raquel Johanna Fetchin, age 47 of Stratford, formerly of Darien and Stamford, passed away, Monday, Jan. 23 at St. Vincent’s Medical Center after a long battle with acute lymphoid leukemia.
She was the beloved wife of Douglas Fetchin for 23 years. Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, she was a daughter of Norma Aymerich and the late Andres Arroyo both of San Juan.
Raquel earned a bachelor’s degree in social work from Eastern Connecticut State University, and her career included positions as a bilingual social worker, YMCA regional child care director and PTSA president.
Raquel was a loving and devoted mother her three boys: Holden, Elliot and Carter Fetchin, all of Stratford. She is also survived by her sister Norma Arroyo of Fort Collins, Colo., and nieces, Melissa and Alexandra Christowski. Raquel was additionally a proud “rescue mom” of several dogs.
— an obituary from the Dennis & D’Arcy Funeral Home
Raquel will always be remembered for her love of children, confidence, courage, and kindness.
Raquel’s Celebration of Life will take place at 1 p.m., March 11, 2017 at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation Church, 20 Forest St., Stamford. (Parking will be available in the Forest Street Garage.) For more information on the service, contact Lynne Lane at 203-253-6839.
Donations in Raquel’s name can be made to St. Vincent’s Medical Center Foundation, 2800 Main St., Bridgeport, CT 06606, (203) 576-5451 to help support other families struggling with cancer.
For online condolences please visit the funeral home website.