Ezequiel Acosta Sr., 89, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010, in Socorro. Ezequiel was born April 10, 1921, in Chihuahua, Mexico, to Matilde and Manuela (Molina) Acosta.
He is survived by his devoted sons, Oscar Acosta and wife, Diana; Ezequiel Acosta Jr. and wife, Carmen; Victor Acosta and wife, Maria; Matilde Acosta and wife, Patsy; Jesus Acosta; and Cipriano Acosta and wife, Herlinda; his loving daughters, Blanca Acosta and husband, Martin Perez; Bertha Molina and husband, Leonel; Manuela Castro and husband, Juan; Dora Greenwood and husband, Kenneth; Hortencia Burrola; and Alicia Garcia and husband, Salvador; his brother, Angel Acosta; his sisters, Manuela Acosta, Celia Acosta, and Soledad Chavez; 45 grandchildren; 56 great grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild. Ezequiel was a lifelong resident of New Mexico. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Josefa Acosta (Dec. 2003); and one daughter, Josephina Portillo; three grandsons, Uriel Molina, Joel Garcia, and Alberto Burrola; and one great grandson, Cesar Acosta Jr.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, Nov. 18, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Daniels Family Funeral Services Socorro Chapel. A Rosary will be recited on Thursday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m. at San Miguel Catholic Church in Socorro. A Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated on Friday, Nov. 19, at 9 a.m. at San Miguel Catholic Church with Father Andy Pavlak as Celebrant. Burial will take place in the Old San Miguel Catholic Cemetery.
Those who wish to send condolences may do so atwww.danielsfuneral.com. Services have been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services, 309 Garfield, Socorro, NM, 87801, (575) 835-1530.