Born: Fri., Mar. 22, 2002
Died: Mon., Aug. 25, 2014

Funeral Service

Wed., Aug. 27, 2014
Location: La Rosa Funeral Home


5:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Wed., Aug. 27, 2014
Location: La Rosa Funeral Home

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     2002 - 2014

SPRINGFIELD- Devon Matthew Hernandez, 12, passed away Monday, August 25, 2014 at Baystate Medical Center.  He was born in Holyoke, MA on March 22, 2002 the son of Betzaida Hernandez and Curtis Carter.  Devon was a healthy little boy till the about the age of three when he was diagnosed with a rare disease called MELAS.  MELAS is a genetic disorder that affects the mitochondrial in the cells which causes organ failure.  Through out his short life Devon had been in and out of hospitals fighting.  He enjoyed all the attention he received from family and friends and will be remembered for his beautiful smile that brightend anyone's day.  Devon will be deeply missed by his mother Betzaida Hernandez, the man he knew as dad Lancie Andujar of Holyoke, MA; three sisters, Leilanie Andujar, Holyoke, MA; Jialene Carter and Ajai Carter both of Springfield, MA and his grandparents, Ramonita and Ismael  Hernandez.  He also leaves his extended family and an abundance of friends.  Devon leaves an impression in the hearts and minds of all who knew him to never be forgotten. In leu of flowers Memorial contributions may be made in Devon's memory to the UNITED MITOCHONDRIAL DISEASE FOUNDATION, , 8085 Saltsburg Rd., Suite 201, Pittsburgh, PA  15239.

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God saw you getting tired And a cure was not to be. So He put His arms around you And whispered "Come to Me." With tearful eyes we watched you, And saw you pass away. Although we loved you dearly, We could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, Hard working hands at rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best!


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