Carlos Brito of Queen Creek, Arizona, a devoted husband, father, brother, uncle, grandfather, and great-grandfather, earned his wings Friday, April 21, at the age of 75 while surrounded by family.
Carlos was born on November 23, 1947, in Mountainair, New Mexico to Maria Brito and grew up in Roswell, New Mexico. He enlisted in the US Army at the age of 18 and served in the Vietnam War. Carlos spent most of his life in El Paso, Texas before moving to Arizona. After working for the US government for many years he went on to retire as a Letter Carrier from the US Postal Service. He was married to his forever love, Rosa and had three beautiful children.
Baseball was a major part of Carlos’s life from childhood to his adult life. He later coached both of his daughter’s softball teams for many years. He was a beloved coach to many. Carlos enjoyed spending time playing, teasing, and guiding his grandchildren.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 33 years, Rosa I. Brito; his son, Mario C. Brito; his daughters, Sonya L. Poulette and Sandra J. Carranza; his grandchildren, Cynthia Brito, Brittany Martz, Alexus Poulette, Destany Poulette, Julian Carranza, Jaden Poulette, Joshua Carranza, and Jacob Carranza; great-grandchildren, Kason Brito, Gabriel Jacobo, Bennett Martz and Grant Martz; and sons-in-law, Dennis Poulette and Oscar Carranza.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 2 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church located at 20615 E. Ocotillo Rd. Queen Creek, Arizona 85142 at 10:00 am. Graveside services will be held at the National Cemetery of Arizona located at 23029 N. Cave Creek Rd. Phoenix, Arizona 85024 at 12:30 pm. A Celebration of Life for Carlos will be held immediately after funeral services at Rosa’s home. Condolences may be sent to 2055 W. Angelo Way Queen Creek, Arizona 85143.