David Nazario GarciaDecember 10, 1942 ~ February 14, 2017 (age 74)
WORCESTER – David Nazario Garcia, 74, of Webster died peacefully Tuesday, February 14, 2017 surrounded by his family.
He leaves his wife of 47 years, Nilda (Lugo) Garcia; three daughters, Luz E. Torres of Worcester, Rosa I. Mediavilla and Juan of Worcester, Millie Maldonado and Wilson of Worcester; three sons, Abraham D. Nazario and Marcella of New Bedford, Antonio D. Nazario and Dyjani of Worcester, and Jose V. Nazario and Andrea of San Antonio, Texas; three brothers, Jose and Jimmy Marrero of Florida, Francisco Nazario of Puerto Rico; two sisters, Rosa Santiago and Gloria Ortiz, both of Florida; his twelve grandchildren: Damaris I. & Cathy Arroyo, Juan Alberto Jr, Giovanni D., Roseline L. Mediavilla, Wilson R. Jr. And Mariely Maldonado, David M.Maldonado, Rochelys and Albert Encarnacion, Abraham Daniel Jr, Laylany, Larissa Nazaio and Gisella Nazario and 13 great-grandchildren: Exavier,K’Lee, Aniah,Alysse, Lyanna,Eva, Ariel, Alicia, Joshua Jr.,Jaiden,Mylah,Jullian, and Elijah He is also survived by his mother-in-law Rosa Rodriguez, his brother-in-laws : Julio Lugo, Efrain Lugo and Rafael Lugo and his like brother/best friend William Jimenez-Garcia. He was born on December 10, 1942 in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico, son of Zenon Nazario and Maria (Marrero) Garcia. He has lived here since 1978.
David was a taxi driver for many years. He was a lifelong musician, he lived through the times and was loved endlessly by his wife. David’s weakness in life revolved around food. His favorite foods included white rice with chickpeas and pigs’ feet (arroz blanco y patitas guizadas) prepared by his mother-in-law and son-in-law, also meat potato balls (rellenos de papas) and octopus empanadas prepared by his daughter. We, his children, would beg him to prepare his own homemade donuts, bread, and oatmeal juice, which we loved. David also had a passion for mechanics and was always willing to help others without expecting anything in return.
David leaves his love and devotion for his whole family. David will live in our hearts forever. His long talks and wisdom will give us guidance and strength for years to come. His devotion for his family will always be fun, love filled times with the greatest man that we will ever know. We will follow in his footsteps and love unconditionally, hugging each other as hard as possible, always forgiving and never holding back tears of joy or laughter or pain….because like he said “there’s always something to be grateful for”. He left us with God in our hearts, joy in the moments we all shared with him, and overall he left us his HOME.
He could not be here a day longer because God opened his home to our Dad, David Nazario Garcia, opened his arms and whispered his name. David fought long and hard, he never gave up, and till the end, he continued to teach us the value of fighting together without ever saying a word. He lived with song, love and laughter in his heart and will be remembered in exactly the same way. Dad was proud to be a man of God and now will always be remembered as the man who built this HOME, full of people that we will always love as he did.
So please take a moment to share this lesson of life, love and God’s never ending truth, that no matter who or where you are, you will always have a Home with God in your hearts. Dad is now in his new Home, but we will always keep a place for him here not to be sad or ask why, but to honor his life and dreams as a Dad, Grandfather, Friend and brother to all of us.
“When your house becomes a HOME, you will LIVE the meaning of TRUE LOVE”
The funeral will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, February 17, 2017 at Rice Funeral Home, 300 Park Ave, Worcester. Burial will follow in All Faiths Cemetery, Worcester. Calling hours are Thursday, February 16 from 7 – 9:00 pm at the funeral home. www.ricefuneralhome.com