HACKENSACK, N.J. -- Hector C. Murillo, of Hackensack, died on Friday, Jan. 13. He was 79.
Born in Ecuador, Murillo came to the United States in 1970, settling in Hackensack. Before he retired, he was a welder for Arrow Steel Company of Paterson. He was a parishioner of St. Francis of Assissi Church of Hackensack.
He is survived by his wife, Maria (Lazo) Murillo, and his children Amelia Rangel and her husband Jorge of Garfield, Boris Campodonico and his wife Myriam of Hackensack, Cecilia Pagan and her husband Hector of Manville.
Murillo is also survived by his grandchildren Marissa, Melanie, Jorge, Stephanie, Nicole, Lucas and Alexa, and his siblings, Bolivar Miranda of Garfield, Solbrisa Miranda of Florida, Elena Miranda of Hackensack and Matilde Murillo of Ecuador.
He was predeceased by his son, Gaston Fernando Murillo, and his siblings, Luis Miranda and Amelia Murillo.Mass was celebrated on Monday morning, Jan. 16, at St. Francis of Assisi Church. G. Thomas Gentile Funeral Service, in Hackensack, assisted with arrangements.