Jose Antonio Nieves
1963 - 2020
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Jose Antonio Nieves
July 29, 1963 - June 19, 2020
Woodbourne, NY
Jose "Antonio" Nieves formerly from Monticello, NY passed away on Friday, June 19, 2020 at Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 56.
The son of Carmen Maria Colon and the late Jose Angel Nieves Sr., he was born July 29, 1963 in San Sebastián, Puerto Rico.
Antonio was a hard worker and loved by many. He was a family man who always went above and beyond for his wife and children. He loved spending time with his family and family gatherings, always the life of any party. He loved playing sports with his children and coached the girls little league team. Antonio would make you laugh with his quick wittiness and smart remark. To know him was to love him. He had such a kind and gentle spirit that will be missed by all.
Antonio is survived by his wife, Brenda Nieves; a son, Thomas Gates-Nieves; two daughters, Heidi Gates-Nieves and Kassie Gugliotta; four grandchildren, Aria Smith, Lyla Smith, Josephine Slater and DanLeon Slater; his mother, Carmen; three brothers, Jose, Robert and Gabe Nieves; two sisters, Marleine Abreu and her husband, Jose and Sonia Gugliotta and her husband, Guy; and many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. In addition to his father, he was predeceased by his sister, Elsie Guerra.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 30 from 4:00 to 7:00pm at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home, 401 Broadway in Monticello. His funeral mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, July 1 at 10:00am at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Broadway and Liberty Street in Monticello. Burial will follow at St. Peter's Cemetery in Monticello. Due to the current health crisis, social distancing guidelines must be met - a limited number of people at one time will be allowed in the funeral home and at the church, and facemasks are required.
Memorial contribution can be made in memory of Gabriel "Xavier" Nieves to the Maria Fareri Children's Hospital, 100 Woods Road, Valhalla, NY 10595
Arrangements are under the direction of the VanInwegen-Kenny, Inc. Funeral Home of Monticello. For additional information or to send an online condolence, please visit

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Published in Times Herald-Record from Jun. 23 to Jun. 24, 2020.
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June 29, 2020
RIP Primo Rest Easy now in paradise. Love you and you will
Forever be missed.
Jose Hernandez
June 25, 2020
Jose was quick to throw a joke to lighten the mood. He will be missed RIP my friend.
John c. Frassa
June 24, 2020
Will always be in my heart for ever iam gonna miss you I know youre with God in heaven
June 24, 2020
June 24, 2020
I pray God comfort his family.
Richard Arnold
June 24, 2020
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June 24, 2020
My condolences to the Nieves family, may Antonio Rest in Peace.
June 24, 2020
Our sincere Condolences to the family. Praying for you all during this difficult time. The Pomales Family , Woodridge, Ny
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