Nazario G. Abasta 12/30/1923 - 3/22/2013 89, Nazario known as "Boots" to family, friends and past co-workers. On March 22, 2013 my husband, our dad, our tata went home to rest in peace with our heavenly father. Nazario was born in Douglas, Arizona to Manuel and Rosario Abasta on December 30, 1923. He was Army PFC Abasta with the 49th AAA Brigade in WWII. A veteran who proudly served his country. He came to Tucson in 1951 and worked for 33 years for Arizona Portland Cement as a Crane Operator. He was married to the love of his life Feliciana "Chana" for 66 beautiful years. Boots was very caring, loving, supportive and helpful to his wife, his children and anyone who needed help. He liked to draw and write, and was skilled with woodworking. He was always good with jokes, telling funny stories and making everyone laugh. He will be missed by all the lives he touched. He is survived by his loving wife, Feliciana; his children, Linda (Sergio) Marquez, Rosie (Lloyd) Van Beek, Ralph (Judy) Abasta and Stella Abasta; grandchildren, Jessica (Jesse), Clarissa, DeAnne (Tony), Michael, Christina, Martin and Venice; four great- grandchildren, brother, Mike Abasta and numerous nieces and nephews. We want to express our sincere thanks and gratitude to Maria Heredia, the VA Home Base Staff, and the VA Hospice for their care and compassion. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. at CARRILLO'S TUCSON MORTUARY (South Chapel) 240 S. Stone Ave., with Rosary recited at 7:00 p.m. Mass will be offered Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 10:30 a.m. at St. Margaret Mary Church, 801 N. Grande Ave. Interment to follow at Holy Hope Cemetery. My Viejo, Dad, Tata we'll miss you and your great smile. You will be forever in our hearts. Family and friends may express their condolences by visiting www.carrillostucsonmortuary.com
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Published in the Arizona Daily Star on Mar. 31, 2013