Ignacio “Papo” Carrillo, 81, courageously battled cancer but was ultimately defeated and passed away Sunday, June 12, 2011 in Texas City, Texas. Papo, the patriarch of the Carrillo family, was covered in prayer at the time of his death and was surrounded by his family and friends in preparation of his being welcomed into paradise where there is no sorrow, no weeping, nor pain but the fullness of peace and joy.
He was born July 16th, 1929, in Isla de Mujeres, Quintana Roo, Mexico to Federico and Maria Martinez -Carrillo. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. Ignacio worked as an automotive mechanic for most of his adult life and immigrated into the United States in the early 60’s. He was of the Catholic faith and held a strong connection to the Virgin of Guadalupe. Most of all he dearly loved our Lord.
Ignacio was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Maria de las Nieves Juarez – Carrillo, and grandson Juan Enrique Carrillo Jr. He is survived by his son, Juan Enrique Carrillo and wife Martha; grandchildren: Nicholas, Alejandro, Vanessa, Michaela Gonzalez and husband Ivan; great grandchildren Fernando and Leila; stepson, Raul Anaya; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Ignacio’s family will receive visitors beginning at 9:00 am, Monday, June 20th, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home, 3028 Broadway, in Galveston. The Rite of Christian Burial service will be held at 10:00 am at the funeral home with interment following at Calvary Catholic Cemetery facilitated by Rev. Tom Ponzini and clergy from St Mary of the Miraculous Medal Catholic Community.
Pallbearers will be Nicholas Carrillo, Alejandro Carrillo, Ivan Gonzalez, Israel Garza Sr., Jorge Careaga Sr., Juan Beltran, Dennis Jennings.