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Antonio Rosario Ayala Dead at 79

Antonio Rosario AyalaAntonio Rosario Ayala, also known as "Papito” or “Tono Arana,” of Williams Delight died on April 15 at Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital. He was 79 years old.

He is survived by his spouse, Alicia Rosario; daughters: Nydia Rosario, Sostenia Ponce, Marisol Encarnacion and Lillian Rosario Rodriguez; stepdaughter, Elsa Parilla; sons: Ramon, Carlos A., Antonio Jr., Eddie and Albin Rosario; daughters-in-law: Nilda, Yoly, Wanda and Evelyn Rosario, and Elia Rosario Rodriguez; and sons-in-law: Ted Santiago, Jovino Ponce, Miguel Rodriguez and Jose Encarncion. He is also survived by sisters: Carmen M. Rosario, Sostenia Sosty Ponce, Brunilda Rosario, Teresa Rosario and Blanca Luz Rosario; brothers: Jose Cheo, Eddie Caya, Angel Pio and Santiago Chago Rosario; special niece, Yahaira Veldzquez; sisters-in-law: Miriam Gonzalez, Elizabeth Galan, Adaljisa Gonzalez, Clara and America Gonzalez, and Luisa Maldonado; brothers-in-law: Israel, Ricardo and Anibal Gonzalez; special friends: Eduardo Matias Delerme, Marcis Chocolatito Medina and Ruben Ruiz; as well as other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.
A viewing will take place at 10 a.m. and a funeral service at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 23, at the Alpha y Omega in Strawberry Hill. Interment will follow at Frederiksted Cemetery.
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