Antonito resident Alcario Roque Marquez, 79, passed away February 25, 2013. Alcario was born on July 28, 1933 in Las Mesitas the son of Antonio Abad Marquez and Amada Gomez Marquez. He was united in marriage to Celina Cantu on June 11, 1956 in Manassa, Colorado. Alcario was a wonderful and loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother who loved ranching, fishing, horseback riding and joking around with his family and friends.
Survivors include his loving wife Celina E. Marquez of Antonito, CO; children Theresa Marquez of Poughkeepsie, NY; Roque Marquez of Santa Fe, NM; Sofia Marquez of Antonito, CO; Bertha (Randy) Costales of Albuquerque, NM; Timothy Marquez of Antonito, CO; Margaret (Frank) Tirado of Chicago, IL; Rosemarie (John) Artuso of Colorado Springs, CO; 14 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, one sister Monica (Kevin) Coleman of Alamosa, CO; one brother Robert Marquez of Pueblo, CO. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Alcario was preceded in death by his parents Antonio and Amada Marquez.
A Vigil Service with Recitation of the Rosary will be held on Friday, March 1, 2013 at 7:00 PM at the Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. A Mass of the Resurrection will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 10:00 AM also at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. A private burial will be held at the Los Cerritos Cemetery in Manassa, CO. Arrangements were entrusted to the care of Romero Funeral Home of Antonito.