Procopio “Coco” Arismende
Procopio “Coco” Arismende, 82, of Quincy went home to be with the Lord on Nov. 1, 2014. Procopio was born to Manuel and Josefa Arizmendi in Brownsville/Port Isabel, Texas, on July 14, 1932.
“Coco” worked as a carpenter for over 30 years and actually built the church in which his wife was the minister at. He married the love of his life, Connie Flynn. They spent all their years loving each other until God called her home. Even while battling cancer, Coco had such a spunk and love for life. He had a passion for many things. Often you would find him camping with family and friends. He took advantage of every opportunity to be out fishing. His favorite fishing buddies were his nieces Karissa and Sayuri. They often made those early morning trips just to make sure the “big one” didn’t get away. He loved to hunt, garden, use his carpentry skills to make bird houses and help his friends out. He truly lived his life doing what he loved. Coco had a spunky, vivacious personality and was loved by all who met him. He was a grandpa to everyone.
He is survived by his children, Emeregildo “Meri” Arismende of Virginia, Procopio Arismende Jr. of Texas, Maria Arismende of Nevada, Matilda Arismende of Nevada, Matilda Arismende of Nevada and Frances Arismende; his brothers, Napoleon Arizmendi and Octaviano Arizmendi; his sisters, Tranquilina Arismende and Carlota Lucio; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. “Coco” was preceded in death by his wife, Connie Arismende; his brothers, Hernan, Cristobal and Emeregildo Arizmendi; and his sister, Francisca Orta.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 16, at Quincy Moose Lodge. Memorial services also will be held in Reno, Nevada, where he will be laid to rest with his beloved wife.