Consuelo Vuolo

Obituary of Consuelo N. Vuolo

Consuelo Vuolo, born Consuelo Nieves Seda in Ensenada Puerto Rico on September 1st, 1942 was the apple of the eye of her parents Jose and Monserate Nieves, her two beloved aunts, and her dear cousin Olga. By all accounts, she was a precocious child. She went to Catholic University in Puerto Rico for her undergraduate degree and on to NYU to earn her master's degree. She would embark on a professional teaching journey that would be her life's work. While at NYU she met Niel Vuolo Sr and they eventually married. Consuelo and Niel moved back to Puerto Rico and started a family. They had two children Niel Jr and MJ. Soon they returned to New York where she would live the rest of her life. After her husband passed, Consuelo raised her two young children alone. Soon returning to the classroom at IS 291 in Bushwick. She became a member of St. Matthias Roman Catholic Church. In addition to sending her children to the school, she taught religious education, was a eucharistic minister, a lector, and helped bring a Spanish language mass to the community. Consuelo was an avid reader, an enthusiastic coffee drinker (black no sugar), a pretty good scrabble player, and always encouraged Niel and MJ’s hobbies and interests, such as scouting, Star Wars, and the New York Mets. She retired from the New York board of education, after 30 plus years on the job. In her retirement, she traveled back to her hometown of Guanica frequently and internationally with her sisters. She would tell you that the best part of her life was when she became a grandmother. She enjoyed it so much she became a grandmother four more times after the first time. The last few years of her life were difficult, as she dealt with a variety of ailments. But she was always her and kept that classic Connie sarcasm. Consuelo leaves behind her two children, their spouses, five grandchildren (Olivia, Niel the 3rd, Daniel, Edmee, and Michael), her two sisters (Enid and Vilma), multiple friends who consider her a second mother, several nieces, and nephews, and countless friends who she always treated like family.


10:15 am
Saturday, August 28, 2021
St. Matthias R.C. Church
58-15 Catalpa Avenue
Ridgewood, New York, United States

Final Resting Place

St. Charles Cemetery
Conklin Avenue
Farmingdale, New York, United States
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