Faith Maltos Mascolino, 45, of Tucson, Ariz. and a former Sunnyside resident, passed away Wednesday, June 3, 2009, in Tucson as a result of a tragic accident.
She was born June 26, 1963 in Sunnyside.
Faith attended Flowing Wells High School in Tucson and Sunnyside High School.
She was most recently employed by Preferred Health Care.
Faith loved life, her Dad's salsa, seven layer bars, the Dallas Cowboys, painted horses, cheese, cards, entertaining friends and family, nature walks, Christmas, cuddling, puzzles, Carole King and red cups. But most of all she loved her children and family.
She is survived by her children, Camille Carrasco (Jiovann) of Austin Texas, Briana DeLaRosa, Samantha Oviedo, Alexis Oviedo, Gianni Mascolino (father, Richard Mascolino); granddaughter, Danica, all of Tucson; her father and stepmother, Jose and Jill Maltos of Tucson and her mother, Lilia Villarreal of Granger; her brothers and sisters, Tina Maltos of Richland, Joseph Maltos (Amanda), Hope James (Kim) and Megan Maltos, all of Tucson, Steven Maltos (Grace) of Sunnyside; and her nieces and nephews, Christina Maltos Powers of Richland, Michael Maltos, Maleesha Maltos and Gabriella Gutierrez of Sunnyside and JoeyRae Encinas Maltos of Tucson; and in addition, she has many loving cousins, aunts and uncles.
A memorial service to celebrate our love for her was held today, June 8, 2009, at 11 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 8650 N. Shannon Road, Tucson, AZ.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to SmileTrain.org, the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association.
Many thanks to our family and friends for all their love and support.
Desert Sunset Funeral Home in Tucson was in charge of arrangements.
No farewell words were spoken, no time to say goodbye.
You were gone before we knew it, and only God can tell us why.
Those we love we never lose, for always they will be,
Loved, remembered, treasured, always in our memory.
If we could have a lifetime wish-
One dream that could come true,
We would pray to God with all our hearts
Just to see and speak with you.
A thousand words won't bring you back
We know because we've tried.
And neither will a million tears
We know because we've cried.
You've left behind our broken hearts
And precious memories too.
But we've never wanted memories
We only wanted you.