Tennessee — Miguel A. Verdejo, 21, Pvt. 2, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, February 18, 2014, while stationed at Fort Campbell, Tenn. He had been serving as a Calvary Scout with the U.S. Army.
Born in Puerto Rico, he was the son of Zulema Polanco of Salem and Carlos Verdejo of Puerto Rico. He was a graduate of Salem High School, and prior to his enlistment one year ago, he worked in sales for Rack Room Shoes at the North Shore Mall.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Paola Guerrero; and son, Xavier Miguel Verdejo of Peabody; five brothers, Jean, Carlos, Luis, Miguel and Christian Verdejo; eight sisters, Carol, Carmen, Carla, Maria, Silve, Natalia, Veronica Verdejo, and Luz Santos; as well as aunts, uncles and cousins.
ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are invited to gather on Wednesday, February 26, at 9 a.m., at the Levesque Funeral Home, 163 Lafayette St., Route 114/1-A, Salem, Mass., to be followed by his funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, Hawthorne Blvd., Salem, at 10 a.m. Visiting hours will be at the funeral home on Tuesday, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Salem. For his guest book and additional information, please visit www.LevesqueFunerals.com.