Donato Pacheco, 82, of Abilene, Texas, passed away on Dec. 9, 2017, at the age of 82. He was born October 22, 1935, in Christine, the son of the late Doroteo R. and Rita (Garcia) Pacheco. He was one of 8 siblings. On June 24, 1954, Donato married Nancy Gonzales.
Donato was a master plumber who traveled all over the United States working on jobs throughout his lifetime. He worked for many companies as well as eventually owning his own company. Donato was also a loving father and grandfather.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy Pacheco of Abilene; daughter and son-in-law, Dr. Michelle DuBois and Casey Cass of Erie, Co.; grandson, Cameron Cass, also of Erie, Co; siblings, Cecilia Aguilar and husband Mike of San Antonio, Angie Zamarripa of Pleasanton, Gregoria Casanova and husband Ernest of Jourdanton, and Eusebio Pacheco and wife Estella, also of San Antonio. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Donato is preceded in death by parents, Doroteo Jr. and Rita Pacheco; brothers, Santiago Pacheco and Juan Pacheco; and sister, Mary Frances Colunga.
A rosary was held on Dec. 29, 2017, in Christine. Mass and burial services followed on December 30, also in Christine.