Joe "Nick" Mascarenas,

Joe "Nick" Mascarenas,

Age 80, a lifelong resident of Costilla, NM, passed away peacefully on May 9, 2021.  Nick was born on March 16, 1941 in Costilla, NM as the youngest of ten children to Aaron and Teresina Mascarenas.  He graduated from Costilla High School in 1960 and went on to upholstery school to become a "master upholsterer", ultimately becoming the most sought-after upholsterer in the region.  He enjoyed rebuilding cars, riding his motorcycle and fishing. Nick was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters and six brothers and his son, Andrew Mascarenas.  He is survived by his daughters, Sharon Bowers and husband Keith, Yolanda Romero and husband Richard, Annette Martinez and husband Anthony, his sons, Robert Mascarenas and wife Nettie and Marcos Mascarenas and wife Tanya, Seventeen Grandchildren and eight Great Grandchildren. Nick's life celebration will begin with a service on Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Living Word Ministries located at 12 Llano Rd, Questa, NM.  We are heartbroken at the loss of our friend and father, but there is no shortage of fond memories of his charm and humor to help fill the void. 

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Priscilla Adkins

Prayers going out to the family. I remember Uncle Nick when I was a little kid. Our visits to New Mexico from Virginia. Mama always talked about her brother with much love. I use to love hearing her stories about when they were kids. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sadness. May God give you comfort.

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