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Antonio Carrico, Long-time Owner of Hacienda Restaurant, Dies at 91

Antonio Carrico of El Cerrito, who with his wife owned the Hacienda Restaurant on San Pablo Avenue in Richmond at the El Cerrito border for more than half a century, died June 15.

Editor's note: This obituary was prepared by based on information provided by the family. Anyone who knew Mr. Carrico is invited to share memories in the comments section.

Antonio A. Carrico, resident of El Cerrito, passed away Friday, June 15, 2012 in Walnut Creek, at 91 years of age.

A native of Mamarrosa, Portugal, he arrived in the Bay Area in 1942 at the age of 21. He was a long-time resident of Richmond and El Cerrito. Antonio served in the US Army during WW II. He worked as a longshoreman (Stevedore) in Richmond and San Francisco shipyards.

With his late wife, he owned and operated the Hacienda Restaurant in Richmond for over 56 years. He learned about business his own way and worked long hours while making the right connections in real estate. He thrived on work and said that work was his hobby. Antonio preferred to do it himself to make sure it was done his way.

Watching baseball was his favorite pastime. The SF Giants was his team. Though he would have preferred baseball year round, in the off season, he supported the 49ers and soccer.

Survived by his daughter Magna Carrico-Lowman and her husband James of Rogue River, Oregon; sister Magna Martins of Mamarrosa, Portugal; grandchildren Rona, Antonio, Robert, and Danielle; great-grandchildren Miranda and Ellary; and many cousins, nieces, nephews, and other kindred. Preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Trinidad Carrico in 2009; and son, Daniel Carrico in 2008.

Funeral services were held Thursday, June 21, in the Chapel of Sunset View Mortuary, top of Fairmount Avenue, El Cerrito, Rev. Rolando Bartolay officiating; interment, Sunset View Cemetery. 

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