Mariel E. Brito

Mariel E. Brito December 28, 1918 - December 18, 2012 Just ten days shy of her 94th birthday, Mariel Brito died peacefully while visiting her daughter's home in Arizona. Mariel is preceded in death by her husband Jake Brito, her sisters Rosalie Callahan and Georgiabelle Garcia, her granddaughter Jennelle Brito, as well as numerous in-laws and five nephews. Mariel is survived by her loving children: daughter Georgia Atkinson and son-in-law Jim Atkinson, son Patrick Brito, daughter Carol Brito, son Jacob Brito, daughter Andrea Van Cleave and son-in-law Joe Van Cleave and daughter Katherine Zinn and son-in-law Damon Zinn. Mariel's life was graced by her surviving grandchildren: Yvonne, Angela, Renada, Alicia, Michael, Zack, Adonica, Jacob, Jennifer, Jenise, Kenny and Scarlett and sixteen great-grandchildren. Mariel was also blessed with the love of many surviving neices and nephews and their extended families. If Mariel could, she would indeed declare, "Life was good!" A memorial honoring Mariel's life will be conducted on January 28, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church located at 107 W. Barcelona Rd. in Santa Fe, New Mexico (corner of Galisteo St. and W. Barcelona Rd.)