Thursday, October 21, 2004

OBIT: Julio Maria Caratini died 2004 New Mexico

CARATTINI -- Julio Maria Caratini II, retired U.S. Army Captain, of 2601 Elwood Place NE, Albuquerque, NM, passed away quietly in the Veterans Hospital on June 21, 2004, at the age of 83.

He was born in Barrio Pastor, A bonito, PR, son of Julio M. Carattini I & Amparo Padro. Preceded in death by parents & wife, Valeria M. Kons, who died recently, November 4, 2003, in their residence, after 59 years of marriage. They both loved their country, PR and always dreamed of returning some day.

They were residents in NM for only about 13 years. Their many friends will miss them. Devoted father of Donnamarie (David) Boyer, of Albuquerque, NM; & Janet M. Carattini, of Altamonte, Florida. Dearly missed by grandchildren: Manny, Jeannette, Donna Nieto; Janet and Jaime Lopez III; great grandchildren, Christian, Alex Diaz, Irmarie Berdecia and Jaime Lopez IV. Also survived by sisters: Mercedes Carattini, Hilda Ortiz, Didi Santini & Emma Malave.

He was known as "Papa Yuyo" by his family & friends. He joined the U.S. Army in 1944 in PR & served in WW II & Korean Conflict. Member of the St. Bernadette Catholic Church. He will be greatly missed & never forgotten. Funeral will be at French Mortuary for rosary on Thursday June 24, 2004 and buried at the Santa Fe National Cemetery on Friday June 25, 2004.

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