Mario Richard Quintero

Mario Richard Quintero
Mario Richard Quintero
Mario Richard Quintero
Mario Richard Quintero

Mario Richard Quintero, 72, of Amarillo, TX died Friday, May 29, 2020.

Rosary will be at 7:00 P.M., on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel.  Mass will be at 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, June 3, 2020 in St. Mary’s Cathedral.  Burial will be at Llano East Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Mario was born on November 28, 1947 in Amarillo to Gloria and Rafael Quintero.  He had worked for Southwestern Bell, retiring after 30 years.  Mario was a veteran in the United States Army serving during Vietnam.  He participated in the honors flight and was a member of the Knights of Columbus.

Mario married Connie Paredes on June 19, 1970 in Amarillo.

Mario was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend. His family received an endless amount of wise guidance and protection throughout his life. His grandsons were his pride and joy.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph Sr. and Gloria Quintero; a brother, Mike Quintero; and a sister, Gloria Jean Pedro.

He is survived by his wife, Connie Quintero, of the home; two daughters, Jeanna Ortiz and husband Martin and Cindy Quintero, all of Amarillo; four sisters, Maria Guerrero of Amarillo; Rachel Hernandez of Houston; Helen Quintero of Amarillo; and Anna Quintero Cruz of Amarillo; two brothers, Ralph Quintero, Jr. of Amarillo and Ignacio “Nacho” Quintero of Bonner Springs, KS; and two grandsons, Noah and Gavin Ortiz.

27 Replies to “Mario Richard Quintero”

  1. Mario was my good friend and regular customer at Denny’s, always agave me a hard time and always wanted a good waitress but he always got me, sure going to miss seeing his big smile, praying for his family 🙏🏽🙏🏽

  2. Mario,

    You wanted everyone to think you were a big tough guy.

    But, we all knew you were a real softy and that you had the biggest heart of all of us.

    I will miss our breakfasts when I came into town.

    I love you more than you ever knew.


  3. We do care about a friend of mine who is very very special to me with a good person to me a lot she was a good friend of mine Cindy and her and her mom is it is a great person to to to our group we always go out with for a long for a long long time man our faults and prayers we ard so sorry give me call my 806 3402477

  4. Condolences to the Quintero family. May the Lord bring you comfort and peace. Enjoy your memories with Mario.

  5. Mario was a super great feller. Coffee every morning around 2-3 am an a beer early afternoon at the cattleman’s club an cafe He is very much missed an we are so proud to be his friend Condolences to his family

  6. There are so many stories i can tell and so many times i can say that Mario helped me in so many ways. But the most important thing he did for me was cosign on a refinance loan on my 1st car, the blue Camaro. That might seem insignificant but by doing that, it allowed me to get the cash i needed to pay a lawyer and adopt my twin daughters, Nichelle and Nicole in 1995. He knew how important it was to me and never asked me for anything except to make the payments on time. I did. Love you Mario. Lisa and i want to thank you for what you did and will never forget it. Our condolences to Connie, Jeanna, Cindy and the all the family.

  7. I’m so sorry for the loss of Mario, I worked with him at Southwestern Bell for years and then found out his daughter Cindy was in a program that my daughters in and it all clicked. She was his special girl we always heard about, he was a very loving father and friend. Hugs and prayers

  8. May he rest in peace, our thoughts and prayers to the family. He was not much for showing emotion but you knew there was compassion in his heart. We will miss our get together for breakfast at YOUNGBLOODS on our visits to Amarillo.
    Mario, I will miss you, I am so glad you were a part of my life,I will miss your “You are not too bright up there are you?” comment .

  9. My condolences to the family. So sorry for your loss. Prayers for strength and comfort. RIP Mario 💙🙏

  10. My deepest condolences to Connie and the Family.May God bring you all comfort and peace during this difficult time.My thought and prayers are with you

  11. My condolences to the family, 🙏🙏for all family and may God give you strength and bless you with his holy hands❤️😢

  12. Prayers to your Family.So Very Sorry.God Bless you guys.I worked at Southwestern Bell/AT&T,Would see him every once in a while.Very Kind Man.Love and Hugs!!!

  13. I remember Mario when I worked in Amarillo dispatch. He always had a joke for whomever was fortunate to answer his call. May he Rest In Peace. Condolences to his family.😢😢

  14. Rest in peace primo…I love you and will miss you for the rest of my life…you will always be tied to this earth for we will always say your name and smile your favorite prima Cristina (not my sister)

  15. I served with Mario in the weapons platoon company A 148 inf. 3rd armored division in 1966-68… he was then transferred to headquarters co. To play soccer.. but we never lost our friendship an my heart aches badly for his buddies and his family … 5-6 of us had a reunion last May and I am so glad that we had this opportunity to recconect and renew our love for one another.. he was like the brother I never had and I will miss him terribly.. Rest In Peace Mario..

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