Visitation will be Tuesday, May 24, from 5:00pm-8:00pm at Avenidas Funeral Chapel in Avondale. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, May 25, at 10:00am, also at Avenidas Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow the service at St. Francis Cemetery in Phoenix.
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Anna Marie Abril (Banegas), 52, of Phoenix passed away at Palm Valley Hospice in Goodyear on May 16, 2011. She was born February 3, 1959 in Phoenix to Robert and Rosemary Abril (Vargas). Anna attended Carl Hayden High School in west Phoenix, and was a very quiet individual, with a very personal secret passion for dancing. A loving mother and daughter, Anna loved to spend quality time with her family, as well as her numerous friends. Some of her favorite things in life were homemade lasagna, tacos and especially enjoyed her Subway sandwiches with an ice-cold soda. Anna also especially liked traveling, with one of her favorites places being Columbia, South Carolina. Although she didn’t attend church regularly, Anna was a very strong follower of the Lord, which she faithfully proved by always having a velorio candle lit in her home. Anna very much enjoyed the simpler pleasures of life, including watching her favorite television program, Dr. Oz.
Anna is preceded in death by her father, Robert; her brother, Michael; and her son, Jessie Ray. She is survived by her fiancée, Gary; her daughter, Veronica; her sons, Tony, Junior, Andy, Gabriel, David, and Francisco; her mother, Rosemary; her sister, Cathy; and her brothers, Robert and Jack.
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