JOE LUCIANO VARELA Age 86 of Pecos, NM, died Friday, December 20, 2013. Joe was born in Pecos, NM on November 22, 1927 to Gabriel and Altagracia Varela. After his mother's death, he was raised by his aunt, Adelina Varela-Pino and her husband Manuel Pino, Manuel and Frances Pino, and later by his father, Gabriel Varela and grandparents, Sabino and Sixta Varela. Joe graduated from Pecos High School in 1944 and then moved to Denver, CO where he worked for Frank and Meyer Distributing. He later moved back to Pecos to live with his father, Gabriel. Joe helped many people in Pecos prepare their taxes throughout the years. He was a very simple, intelligent, happy man with a love for reading, history, genealogy and good conversation. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gabriel Varela and Altagracia Valencia-Varela, Adelina Varela-Pino, Manuel and Frances Pino, grandparents, Sabino and Sixta Varela, his brothers, Delfino Varela and Richard Pino. Joe is survived by his nephew, Delfino Varela Jr. (Stefanie) of Los Angeles, CA, sisters, Genevieve Pino-Heline (Walter) and Celia Pino-Birashaw, brothers, Bobby Pino and Manuel Pino (Frances), of Denver, CO, great nephew and nieces, Delfino, Kristiana and Allie, other nephews and nieces, Paul, Monica, Manuel Louis (Stephanie) and many cousins. A special thank you to Eloy and Corrine Varela, Sixta Varela and Polly Armijo for all your help. A rosary will be recited at 10 a.m. on Monday, January 6, 2014 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Pecos followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Interment will take place after the Mass at the St. Anthony's Catholic Cemetery. Rivera Family Funerals and Cremations 417 East Rodeo Rd. Santa Fe, NM 87505 Phone: (505) 989-7032 Fax: (505) 820-0435 santafefuneraloption.com
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Published in Santa Fe New Mexican on Jan. 1, 1900