Mike Dominic DeBono, age 81, of Trinidad died March 16, 2006. He was born January 5, 1925 in Jansen to Pete and Rosaria (Aurturo) DeBono.
Mike married Catherine Pasquin on June 29, 1957 at St. Anthony's Church in Aguilar. His career began at the 7-Up Bottling Co. He then worked for 15 years at Valdez at the Fredrick Mine and worked at the Las Animas County Courthouse in maintenance until his retirement in 1987.
Mike was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church and Abruezze Lodge.
He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Frank, Ross, Joe, Sam, Tony and sister Lucy.
Mike is survived by his wife Catherine, of the family home, his brother Nick DeBono, and his sisters, Mary Pachelli and Lena Shew, all of Trinidad.
Visitation will be Monday, March 20, 2006 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. A Rosary will be held Tuesday, March 21 at 9 a.m. at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home and funeral Mass will follow at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Fr. Bob Hagan, S.J. as the celebrant. Burial will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Angelo Vecellio, Franklin Shew, Chuck Pachelli, Sam Molinaro, Inn DeBono and Eli DeBono.
The family may be contacted at 805 Nevada.
The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.