January 8, 1944 ~ February 8, 2020

Born in: Denver, CO
Resided in: Northglenn, CO

Anthony Rios was born January 8th, 1944, in Denver Colorado. He graduated East High School in 1964. Soon after, he met his future wife, Loretta Rios. He then joined the United States Army, where he severed 2 tours in Vietnam. When he returned home, he was stationed in Fort Riley, Ks. Later he moved his family back to Denver Colorado. He worked for Lowry Air Force base, before he got a job with RTD as a bus driver. After Twenty years, he retired from RTD. He was an avid Denver Broncos fan. He would never miss an opportunity to talk to strangers (wearing Broncos gear), about the team. In fact he would talk to just about anyone on any subject. He had a Big personality that would draw people to him. He was a proud man. He was proud of being a Mexican American, proud of his Country, proud he served for his Country, and proud of his family. He loved 50’s music, Mariachi music, Tacos and Beer (not in that order). He loved cars and trucks, and could often be found washing his truck on the weekends, while listening to the music he loved. He loved his family and loved being around them. He is preceded in death, by his mom, Guadalupe Rios, his dad Allayla, his grandson Zachary Garcia. He is survived by his Wife Loretta Rios, his Daughter Annette Abdullah, her husband George. His Son, Timmy Rios his wife, Rachelle. His Daughter, Yvette Garcia her husband Joe. His Daughter Bernadette Rios. 11 Grandchildren, 9 Great-Grandchildren.

There will be a Visitation on Thursday, February 13 at 6:00pm with a Rosary to follow at 7:00pm at the Horan & McConaty Family Chapel at 9998 Grant St. Thornton, CO 80229. A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, February 14th at 10:00am at the Holy Ghost Catholic Church at 1900 California St, Denver, CO 80202. He will be laid to rest later in the day at Fort Logan National Cemetery.

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Visitation: February 13, 2020 6:00 pm

Horan & McConaty - Metro North/Thornton
9998 Grant Street
Thornton, CO 80229

Recitation of the Rosary : February 13, 2020 7:00 pm

Horan & McConaty - Metro North/Thornton
9998 Grant Street
Thornton, CO 80229

Funeral Mass: February 14, 2020 10:00 am

Holy Ghost Catholic Church
1900 California Street
Denver, CO 80202

(303) 292-1556

Graveside Service: February 14, 2020 2:15 pm

Fort Logan National Cemetery
3698 South Sheridan Boulevard
Denver, CO 80236

(303) 761-0117

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  1. To my sister and her family our
    prayers and our hearts go out to
    you, we PRAY that the Lord will
    give you his peace and comfort
    you in all that you are going through, may the Lord bless and
    keep him and may he rest in peace.

  2. Our sincere condolences from the Rivera family. We love you guys and pray you have the peace that he is no longer in any pain or discomfort. To Ms Loretta, we pray for your peace in this time of sorrow.

    Many Blessings,
    Victor and Alice Rivera

  3. I’m going to miss you Dad! The emotions come in waves. I be doing ok, and then it hits me that your gone. You have always been a solid in my life. I always knew you were there, but now your gone. My one comfort is knowing your in Heaven. I’m am so thankful that God blessed me with our final talk. I got to tell you how I felt about you. The best part Of that talk was, you accepted Christ as your Savior!!

  4. May God give the family the strength and grace to endure his loss.in life God gives us many graces and blessings and in death the reward of eternal life his life was never without merit.My cousin Loretta we keep you in our thoughts and prayers God Bless

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