Antonito resident Jose "Joe Mamma" Marez, 66, passed away October 28, 2017 at his home with all his family and friends by his side. Joe was born on August 24, 1951 in Grants, New Mexico, the son of Urbano Marez Sr., and Rita Torres Marez. Joe will always be remembered for his outgoing personality, he was a friend to all. He enjoyed playing pool, gardening, cooking, reading, listening to oldies and watching syfi movies.
Survivors include his brother Urbano (Priscilla) Marez Jr., of Antonito, CO; special friend Gloria "The Lady" Garcia of Antonito, CO; Goddaughter Audrea "Hita" (Pat) Gallegos of Conejos, CO; Lauren "Starlight", Eutimio "Little Patrick", Jolene "Mi hita Guerita" Ruybal of Conejos, CO; Jaylah "Twilight", Delfino "my Kid" Garcia of Antonito, CO; Maya "Sunshine" special nieces Lisa (Edgar) Herrera of Albuquerque, NM; Crystal (Christian) Gardunio of Manassa, CO; Bonnie Jo (Dustin) Pacheco of Corsicana, TX; Nephews Thomas (Ariel) Marez of Antonito, CO; great-nieces and nephews Janessa "Venus" Gardunio, Jordan Gardunio, Jonathan Gardunio and Jayvin Gardunio. He is also survived by many cousins and friends.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents Urbano and Rita Marez Sr.
Cremation was chosen and a Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date at the Dutch Mill. The care of arrangements have been entrusted to Romero Funeral Home of Alamosa.