Obituary: Katherine Diaz, 23, of West Haven, Platt Tech graduate

Katherine Diaz, 23, of West Haven, died Jan. 17, at the Yale New Haven Hospital.

She was born Aug. 21, 1992 in Ecuador to Holger Diaz and Jenny Villacis.

Besides her parents, survivors include her husband, Romel Sarmiento and their infant son, Jayden Sarmiento.

Katherine went to Derby Middle School and graduated from Platt Tech in 2010. She attended UConn in Waterbury and was completing classes at Gateway Community College. She performed with St. Rose of Lima dance and soccer team.

Katherine was dedicated to her church, husband, Romel and son, Jayden. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

Family will receive friends from 4 p.m. until the time of the Mass of Christian burial at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 21, in St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, 115 Blatchley Ave., New Haven. On Friday, family and friends are asked to go directly to Evergreen Cemetery, 769 Ella T. Grasso Blvd, New Haven for a graveside service at 10 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jayden Sarmiento’s name, c/o Clancy-Palumbo Funeral Home, 43 Kirkham Ave. East Haven Ct 06512 in memory of his mother.