Obituary of Octavio "Tavo" Noperi, Sr.
Octavio "Tavo" Noperi Sr. passed away April 30th, 2019 surrounded by his family.
He was born in Tucson, Arizona on July 23rd, 1967.
Preceding him in death is his father Hipolito R. Noperi and a brother Francisco Noperi.
He is survived by his loving children, Octavio Noperi Jr. (Lourdes Molina), Lisa Noperi (Nicholas De La Torres), Anthony (Lynsi) Noperi, Arthuro Noperi (Crystal Armenta), Ryanna Noperi, and the mother of his children, Marcia M. Cota. Also, Anastasia Ruiz, whom he considers his own daughter. "Tavo" is also survived by his loving grandchildren that he adored, Nicholas I. De La Torre, Christina De La Torre, Elijah De La Torre, Antonio Noperi Jr., Andres Noperi, Arthuro Noperi Jr., Andrew Noperi, Natalie Nunez, Liana Nunez and Diana Canela; his Mother, Maria Elena Noperi; siblings, Hipolito "Poli", Sonia, Armando "Mando", Ceasar "Chino", Claudio "Clyde", Roxanne "Lachie", Orlando "Lando" and Cecilia "Cesi"; many nieces, nephews and godchildren, as well as his compadre "Comps" Raymond Escalante and his lifetime buddy Robert Robles; and many, many more beloved friends who loved him dearly.
A golden heart stopped beating,
Hard working hands at rest
It broke our hearts to see you go,
God only takes the best.
The say that memories are golden,
Well may be that is true,
But we never wanted memories,
We only wanted you.
Your life was love and labour,
Your love for your family true,
You did your best for all of us,
We will always remember you.
We sat beside your bedside,
Our hearts were crushed and sore,
We did our duty to the end,
'Til we could do no more.
In tears we watched you sinking,
We watched you fade away,
And though our hearts were breaking,
We knew you could not stay.
Our lips cannot speak how we loved you,
Our hearts cannot tell what to say,
But God only knows how we miss you,
In our home that is lonely today.
His life revolved around family, fishing, hunting, and riding his beloved horse Buster, whom he's now reunited with.
We love you Dad...We are going to miss you Tata.