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Villa Jr., Anthony

Anthony Villa Jr. (Tony), a.k.a. "Pa," from Albuquerque, New Mexico, passed away on March 21, 2017, at the age of 72. Our beloved husband, brother, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend ended his courageous fight against cancer with amazing grace.

Tony is survived by his wife, of 52 years, Rita; children, Elaine and her niece Stephani, Tina, Angela, and Anthony; grandchildren, Patrick, Kristina, Carmen, Annabelle, Reese, and Madison; great-grandchildren, Jocelyn, and Tryston; siblings, Marcy, Sylvia, Joann, and Timothy.

He was preceded in death by grandsons, David, and Alexander; parents, Antonio and Benita; sisters, Marianne, and Priscilla.

Tony would like to inform you that his life's mission here has been accomplished. Upon being informed of his limited time on Earth, he turned to the doctor and stated: "I am ready to play pool with Moses". One of many joys in life that he cherished was engaging in laughter with everyone in his presence. These moments of laughter happened often and when least anticipated by others. He also possessed a special talent for turning serious situations into moments of humor with all intent on lightening the temperament.

Spending time with his grandchildren was always a priority for him and also provided him endless enjoyment. He departs us with detailed instructions for his family and friends to celebrate his life which has now reached its completion.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Tony's name to the Catholic Charities of New Mexico, 2010 Bridge Blvd. SW, Albuquerque NM 87105.

Please visit our online guest book for Anthony at

Published in Albuquerque Journal on Mar. 26, 2017
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