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Posted By Whitney & Murphy On October 7, 2019 @ 2:09 pm In Obituary | 5 Comments

Miguel H. Barraza, 71, of Phoenix, AZ passed away on October 4, 2019. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Kathleen, son Jason (Leila), grandchildren Aiden and Clare, brother Victor (Sara), sister Stella (Gene), as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Miguel was preceded in death by his father Victor and mother Antonia, and brothers Robert and David. Miguel was born in Douglas, Arizona and was a lifelong Arizona resident. Miguel was known in his youth by the nickname “Boffo.” He graduated from Northern Arizona University and was employed as a Parole Officer with the Arizona State Department of Corrections. He embodied the qualities of compassion, tenderness, strength, a sense of adventure, a sense of humor, and a commitment to faith, family and community. Miguel was an avid sports fan who also served as a youth sports coach for many years. He loved animals, especially two favorite pets, Paisley Anne and Lucky Lady.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 4715 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix. A reception will be held in Anderson Hall following Mass.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the St. Francis Xavier Building Fund, 4715 N Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85012.

Condolences for the family of “BARRAZA, MIGUEL H.”

Condolence from Elayne Jackson on October 8th, 2019 7:46 am

I will surely miss his smile, his generosity and his warmth. I could not have asked for a better neighbor. The cul de sac will not be the same. Thoughts and prayers with you Kathy.

Condolence from Christina E. on October 9th, 2019 3:47 pm

We are all so sorry for your loss. Miguel will be missed by many. May you take comfort in the support of your family, friends and neighbors and treasure your memories over 41 years of marriage.
Christina Estes

Condolence from Mark Owens on October 11th, 2019 8:18 pm

I’ll miss talking college football with Miguel. The whole cul-de-sac feels your loss. We hope you find comfort in memories and the support of your family and friends.
Mark Owens

Condolence from Monique Prehoda on October 13th, 2019 7:20 pm

We are so sorry for your loss. Sunday 9am mass will not be the same without Miguel and his big smile. We always look forward to seeing you two every Sunday. May you find comfort in the love and memories you share. Keeping you in our prayers. – The Prehodas and Kolesars in the pew behind you

Condolence from Garthanne de Ocampo on October 15th, 2019 7:51 am

Kathie and Jason,
We are sorry for your loss. Se will remember the times we shared at Saint Francis as our children grew up. Take comfort in your memories and each other. Keeping you in our prayers. Garthanne and Eddy de Ocampo

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