Mariano Ferra Acuna was born on May 21, 1926 in Litchfield Park, Arizona. On Tuesday January 24, 2012 Mariano peacefully passed away at the Banner Desert Gardens Hospice facility. Mariano is survived by his wife of 57 years, Edibertha Acuña. He is also survived by his children, Elizabeth, Martin and Jose. Mariano is also survived by 9 grandchildren and 6 great grand children.
Mariano lived his entire life in Arizona, starting out in the camps at Goodyear Farms in Litchfield. He later worked at the camps and then served his country in WWII. Upon his return he met his wife Edibertha. They were married on May 20 1954. They soon moved to Mesa, Arizona to begin their family. Mariano took a job working for a construction company. Soon thereafter he was hired to work for the City of Mesa where he retired after 35 years of service.
Mariano’s passing will leave a great void in the lives of people that got to know him, but we are sure that he is with us all still and will continue to watch over the people he loved and cared about.
Services will be held on Friday January 27, 2012 at Thompson’s Valley West Funeral Chapel 926 S. Litchfield Rd. Goodyear, Az. 85358 with a viewing from 10AM- 12PM, rosary from Noon until 1PM and the burial immediately following at the Goodyear Farms Historical Cemetery.