Ramon Marisi Brionez, 98 of Commerce City, Colorado.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Nataliia. His daughters MaryLou Gonzales and Sally Miranda. Grandchildren; Brigette Palmer, Melissa Lopez, Casey Brionez, Victor, Adam and Vincent Gonzales, Mateo , Alexis and Miguel ("Mikey") Miranda. Great Grandchildren; Raymond and Julian Palmer, Shalisa Gallegos, Alessandra Brionez; 3 children of Casey and one Great Great Grandchild Amaryanah (Shalisa's Daughter).
He was the oldest of 5; Sisters: Osfelia (Sally), Carmen; Brothers: David, Marciano, who all also went to be with the lord before him. Osfelia ("Sally"), had 1 child; Carmen, had 6 children; David had 5 children, Marciano had 3 children from their marriages.
He had 2 sons, Raymond Ignacio (“Nacho”) and Rodrigo Blas (“Rodney”) who also went to be with the lord before him. This was heavy on his heart but it only made him stronger in his faith. Raymond's child, is Brigette and Rodney's children are Melissa and Casey.
He was born in Lingle, Wyoming August 9, 1920 to Refugio Brionez and Maria Puentes. He then lived in Scottsbluff, NE from infancy until about 1974. He then lived in Commerce City, CO from 1975 to present.
Ramon and Natalia met and married in the summer of 1974. They married in Laredo, TX then moved to Colorado soon after. Natalia's daughter Maria De Lourdes (MaryLou) was 5 years old at the time they met.
Ramon Served in World War II, European African Middle Eastern Theater, in November 1944. He was part of the 314th Infantry, 74th Regimen. He was a Purple Heart recipient
He lived at Rose Hill Townhomes for the majority of his life in Commerce City, where he made close friendly acquaintances with all personnel and neighbors. They grew to admire him and his wife for their friendly nature.
During his working years (1976 to 1982) as a custodian at Central Elementary School and because MaryLou attended the school, it made it easy to “keep tabs” on her teachers and her which Natalia and the school principal appreciated.
He was commemorated Grand Marshall in the 2016 Memorial Day parade.
He enjoyed camping, fishing, motorcycling and vacationing by car. He refused to travel by air because "I can't enjoy the scenery and don't trust it".
He attended Our Lady Mother of the Church from 1975 to present where his services will be held on Monday, April 22, 2019.
Viewing will be from 9:30 until the Recitation of the Rosary at 10:30. Mass of the Christian Burial will begin at 11:00 all at Our Lady Mother of the Church 6690 E. 72nd Ave. Commerce City, CO.
Military honors and committal service will take place at 1:15 pm at Fort Logan National Cemetery, Staging area C. 4400 W. Kenyon Ave. Denver, CO.