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“Dear Luisa, Christiaan, Bram and Anna Luisa, Our condolences to all of you. We have fond memories of your (grand) father from his visit to NL,...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Mirjam Brakman - Voorburg

“Dear Luisa and Family, Please accept our condolences in the moment of loss. Our love and thoughts are with you and family. Best, Love Bajpai ”
2 of 8 | Posted by: Love Bajpai - Avon, CT

“Dear Luisa and family, Heartfelt condolences on your loss. Antonio sounds like an amazing, accomplished man! Wishing you strength, love and support...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Madeleine Braun - Bar Harbor, ME

“Keeping this beautiful family in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this tough loss. Love, Melissa ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: Melissa Davis - New Haven, CT

“My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family Luisa. Let me know if there is anything can do to help. We are here for you. Ketan ”
5 of 8 | Posted by: Ketan Bulsara - New Haven, CT

“Dear friend, Your departure saddens me, but your joy and energy for live will stay in me forever. Thanks for all laughs and adventures. We are going...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Manuel Melendez - Tampico, Tamps., CT

“Licha querida, siento de verdad la pérdida de tu papi. Que bueno que pudiste tenerlo cerca de ti. Te quiero mucho!! ”
7 of 8 | Posted by: Patricia Fernandez - Mexico

“I heard about Antonio the first day I met Luisa. It was rare to see a woman so dedicated to her parents, so he must have done a lot to be deserving...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Nancy Ejuma Rodriguez - DC


Antonio Arellano Creative Architect, Designer and Infrastructure Developer in His Beloved Country, Mexico Antonio Arellano died peacefully at his home in Darien on Aug. 25 at the age of 81. He was born on January 1, 1935. After high school, Antonio attended Universidad Autónoma de Mexico where he studied architecture and engineering. While working as an engineer, he met his wife, Patricia Rangel Arellano and built a house for their family in Mexico City on Club de Golf in Tlalpan, Mexico City. Antonio's business career spanned many years and, apart from his own architecture firm, included working for Banobras, Mexico's state-owned development bank for which he managed toll roads, and GrupoTribasa S.A., a construction company for which he oversaw the design and construction of many miles of toll roads, buildings and infrastructure concessions around the country. Antonio made a significant contribution to improving Mexico's infrastructure. His true love, apart from his family, work and soccer, was the country of Mexico itself and its colorful population in all its facets. He was a proud Mexican who possessed a deep love for his country and its rich culture, though he was troubled by the deterioration in the country'sgovernance over the last decades.Mr. Arellano reluctantly left his home later in life to pursue residency in the U.S. Antonio was characterized by his artistic creativity, zest for life and deep devotion to his family. Mr. Arellano, affectionately called "Tito" by his grandchildren, prioritized spending time with his loved ones. Although Antonio enjoyed numerous successes in his life throughout his career, his truest happiness came from his simple desire to enjoy and appreciate the little things in life. Wherever Antonio was, there was sure to be laughter, adventure, passion and true appreciation for his surroundings. Antonio enjoyed international travel and was a frequent visitor to the U.S. before he finally settled in Darien for the last few years of his life. As a young father, he traveled extensively across the U.S. West Coast with his family and encouraged his children to look beyond their home country for a better future. Antonio is survived by his wife, Patricia of Darien and Mexico City, son Toño of Panama City, daughterLuisa Brakman-Arellano of Darien, and daughter Veronica of Vancouver. Mr. Arellano's legacy lives on in his six grandchildren: Toño, Itziar, and Nirvana Arellano of Panama City, Bram and Anna-Luisa Arellano Brakman of Darien, and Ana Paula and Juan Pablo de Ibarrola of Vancouver. A service celebrating Mr. Arellano's life is to be held at a later date.