Patrick Reza went to be with Our Lord on June 4, 2022. Son of Henry and Mary Frances Reza, Patrick is survived by his wife of 41 years, Patricia, children Paloma Alicia (Jo), Robert (Angel), and Nathan. His three adorable granddaughters Erika Maria, Azariah Esperanza, and Amaya Corazon, were the joys of his life. He is also survived by his mother Mary Frances, sister Rose Marie, and many nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father Henry and brother Vernon.
Growing up in the North Valley of Albuquerque, he had fond memories of 4H projects, Boy Scout troop 105, and his involvement in the Catholic youth organization of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish. After he graduated Valley High School, he enlisted in the US Navy in 1968 and served in the Vietnam War. He loved to fish and hike in the mountains. His hidden talents were playing guitar and accordion.
Patrick spent the last 30 years of his life in Valdez, New Mexico. He loved to help his wife with art projects for their shop Santos y Mas in Arroyo Seco and making gifts for the family. Many will remember his kindness, love, and care that he gave to his family and the community.
Patricia’s care for Patrick throughout his short illness brought strength for the entire family.
Rosary and mass will take place at Holy Trinity Parish in Arroyo Seco, New Mexico on Friday June 24 at 10 AM. Interment will be held on Monday June 27 at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 2 PM.
The family of Patrick Reza has entrusted the care of their loved one to DeVargas Funeral Home of Taos. 866-657-4019 www.devargastaos.com