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Mario Z. Rael

OBITUARY: Mario Z. Rael

Mario Z. Rael d. June 7, 2023


Mario Z. Rael, 40, of Taos, NM, passed away on June 7, 2023, in Questa, NM. Mario was born on March 12, 1983, in Taos, NM, to Mario Rael Sr. and Nancy Crochet. He attended Questa High School.


Mario had a passion for helping others, and he expressed his artistic side through his beautiful artwork. He was an avid drawer and spent much of his free time working on his truck and cooking.


Mario will be deeply missed by his surviving family members, including his father Mario Rael Sr., mother Nancy Crochet (Steve), grandmother Lucy Rael, grandfather Valdamar DeHerrera, second mother Gidget Montoya, sons Zachary and Emory, sister Anisa Trujillo (Leann); brother James Mascarenas (Gricelda), and his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Malaquias Rael, and grandmother, Connie Deherrera.


A rosary will be held on Saturday July 1 at 9 a.m., followed by a funeral mass at 10 a.m., at St. Anthony’s Church in Questa. Mario was a kind-hearted and talented man who will be remembered for his love of family and friends. His passing has left a void in the lives of those who knew him, and he will be deeply missed.

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