On Saturday, May 20, 2023, we lost the incomparable Armani Giorgio Moreno, age 31, who passed away unexpectedly. He was born in Tempe, Arizona to Romulo Moreno Jr. and Dorina Abril. Armani and his brother Giorgio were twins, but Armani was the youngest of the family. He came from a big family that includes three additional brothers and one sister. He grew up in Tempe and had many good memories growing up with his brothers, friends, and cousins.
Armani was an ambitious kid and began working at a young age and had a ferocious work ethic. He had multiple jobs and was never fearful to try out any occupation. There are too many jobs to list that Armani had, but the job at Home Depot was his favorite! Working at Home Depot allowed him to assist and engage with customers and establish a rapport and know customers on a first-name basis. He had the gift of communicating and was able to converse with anyone. You could be a stranger on the street, and he would greet you like a longtime friend.
Throughout the years, he accumulated countless friends and acquaintances. Armani was a people person and made a positive impact and impression on everyone. He greeted everyone with a smile, and a handshake and if you were lucky, you received one of his famous bear hugs. He was such an amazing, kindhearted, sweet, and compassionate man, who walked to the beat of his own drum and didn’t care what others thought about him. He was full of life and always tried to lend a helping hand to those in need. No matter how he felt, he would put his feelings aside and would try to make you smile and laugh.
This goes without saying, he was the absolute life of the party! We all knew that when Armani made an appearance, not only was he the loudest person in the room, but he was also like a spark plug, bringing all the energy. He danced like no one was watching and loved to sing, especially Country and Spanish songs. He enjoyed watching Westerns, fishing, camping and had an enormous love for animals and his Pittsburgh Steelers. Armani was incredibly supportive to all including his nephews and nieces. He would call and check in to make sure they were doing well and if they needed anything. In addition, he would attend many of their sporting events and he was the loudest most supportive cheerleader on the sidelines.
But most of all he loved his son Arthur, who was his pride and joy. At an early age he taught Arthur the ins and outs of football and would practice football drills together. If you have ever watched Arthur throw and catch a football, you know what an impact his father made on his skills and ability to play the game. This year he was the defensive coach of his son’s football team, and he took immense pride in coaching the kids.
This man was one of a kind and there will never be another Armani. This loss has left a huge hole in all of those who had the honor of knowing him. Armani will be missed, but the impact he made on others will never be forgotten and all the memories he created will remain in our hearts forever!
Armani is survived by his partner, Francine Garcia and her daughter Sianne Martinez, son, Arthur Moreno, mother, Dorina Abril, father, Romulo Moreno Jr., brothers, Tommy (Chito) Moreno, Amaro Moreno, Emilio (Rico) Moreno, Giorgio Moreno, sister, Reina Moreno, stepsister Vivian Moreno, and twenty-three nieces and nephews.
On Friday, June 2, 2023, at St. Agnes Catholic Church at 1954 N. 24th St. in Phoenix, a viewing will be held at 9:30am with funeral Mass celebrated at 10:30am. Please join family and friends at the reception immediately following in the St. Agnes Hall.