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Obituary: Celestino "Tino" Angel Tapia

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Obituary: Celestino "Tino" Angel Tapia

Posted: 24 Mar 2012 8:03PM GMT
Classification: Obituary
Surnames: Larranaga Tapia
Celestino "Tino" Angel Tapia Beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather(Pompo) of Santa Fe, New Mexico, peacefully passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on February 23, 2012. Celestino was born in Tapia, NM to Pablita Larranaga and Hil Tapia on October 2, 1932. He is preceded in death by his wife Dora Tapia; daughter Helen "Nena" Tapia; sons Larry and Anthony Tapia; sister Nora Larranaga and brothers Paul and Moises Tapia. He is survived by his mother Pablita Tapia; daughters, Ramona Rael (Anthony Rael) and Lizzy Tapia; granddaughters, Anita Rael (Carlos Ortega), Chassy Castellano (Tomas Castellano),Tina Sandoval (Theo Sandoval), Angel Montono (Anthony Sena) and Mara Montano (John Garcia); great grandkids, Hito (Antonio), Elena, T.J. Aubrey, Jesus, L.T. Isabella, Dominique, Ariana and baby Jozlyn on the way. He is also survived by sisters, Corrine Larranaga (Alfred Larranaga), Carmen Romero (Girlbert Romero), Alice Sanchez (Rey Sanchez) and Sara Floyd (Larry Floyd); brothers, Sam Tapia (Claudine Tapia) and Abe Tapia (Kathi Tapia) and sister-in-law Elise Anaya. He also leaves behind many nieces, nephews and friends. Tino was a wonderful man with a kind and loving heart. To his grandchildren he was a super hero who never gave up. No matter what challenges life presented to him, his faith and determination never wavered. He enjoyed spending time with his family and many grandchildren who were the pride and joy of his life. He was the glue that kept his family together and he brought joy and happiness to all. His presence and smile will never be replaced nor forgotten and will be missed. Te amo Daddy!Ã…@ He will be carried to his final resting place by Antonio Castellano, Carlos Ortega, Tomas Castellano, Theo Sandoval, Anthony Sena, John Garcia and Chris "Apache" Montano. Honorary Pallbearers: Anthony "Nauny" Rael, Elena Rael, T.J. Castello, Jesus Castellano, Aubrey Sena and L.T. Sandoval. Visitation will be on Sunday, February 26, 2012 5 - 6 p.m. at Berardinelli Family Funeral Service, followed by a Rosary at 6 p.m. There will be another visitation on Monday, February 27, 10 a.m to 11 a.m. in the original San Isidro Catholic Church, followed by a Rosary 11 a.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, February 27, at 12 noon also in the original San Isidro Catholic Church followed by internment in the Cemetery at Agua Fria. Berardinelli Family Funeral Service 1399 Luisa Street, Santa Fe, NM 87505 (505)984-8600 Please sign our guestbook online at

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