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Carlos Diaz - May 07, 2013

Carlos Diaz Erives, 48, died May 7, 2013, in Mexico as the result of a vehicle accident two days earlier.

He was born Oct. 27, 1964, in Mexico to Francisco and Ramona Diaz.

He was united in marriage to Margarita Diaz Feb. 23, 1986, and to this union two children were born: Yazmin and Carlos Jr.

Carlos worked in Mexico for half a year and then in Denver for the other half for a number of years while his family stayed in Mexico. In 2000, he decided to move his family to Holyoke, where his sister lived.

Carlos was a very hard worker and was a pleasant man to all he met. He worked for approximately eight years for Jack’s Bean Co., then did seasonal work for multiple employers and later returned to the employment of Jack’s Bean Company. He flew to Mexico April 25, where he was planning to work for a while, hoping to return to his family in Holyoke soon.

He was the passenger in a tragic accident May 5, and was hospitalized in critical condition before his death May 7.

Carlos was preceded in death by his father.

He is survived by his mother, Ramona Diaz of Mexico; wife, Margarita Diaz of Holyoke; daughter, Yazmin Diaz and her husband Salvador Bustillos of Holyoke; son, Carlos Diaz Jr. of Holyoke; six brothers and three sisters of Mexico and New Mexico; and grandchildren, Brendan Bustillos and Sujey Bustillos of Holyoke.

Carlos dearly loved his family, especially his grandchildren.

A funeral service was held in Ignacio-Zargoza, Mexico on May 9. At the same time, a memorial service was conducted in Holyoke at First Baptist Church, with Ismael Lopez officiating.

A memorial Mass in Spanish will be held Sunday, May 19 at 4 p.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Holyoke.

An account for memorial gifts to assist his family has been opened in the name of Carlos Diaz Erives at Holyoke Community Federal Credit Union.