Eligio A. Castillo

April 11, 1935June 6, 2021

Eligio A. (Tano) Castillo, 86, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 6, 2021 surrounded by his wife and all his children. Eligio was born on April 11, 1935 in Parajitos, TX.

He was a lifelong resident of Progreso, TX. Eligio is survived by his loving wife Socorro Castillo, of 57 years; his children: Phyllis (Walter) De La Rosa, Leonor (Johnny) Caballero, Sandra (Jorge) Maldonado, Martha (Jorge) Montaño, Eligio (Adelina) Castillo; his sisters: Maria (Dario) Ruiz, Olivia (Enrique †) Basaldua, Dari (Albert†) Williams; his 13 grandchildren and 4 great grandsons.

He is preceded in death by his loving parents, Eligio & Maria Castillo, his sister, Margarita (Cano) Soto, and his grandson, Walter De La Rosa Jr.

He was a loving, caring father and a devoted grandfather. He was the pillar of our family and was sought out for his honest and direct advice. We will always remember the lessons he taught us and cherish the time that we had with him. All who knew him, will remember him as a great storyteller and someone who would always make you laugh.

He spent his life devoted to his loving wife of 57 years in a relationship where they depended on and cared for each other through every challenge life had for them. He enjoyed many things, but what he enjoyed most in life was sitting outside reading his newspaper in order to keep up with current events, spending time with his grandchildren, and watching many of his favorite shows such as The Price is Right and Wheel of Fortune. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends and all who knew him. We love you daddy.


  • Socorro Castillo, Wife
  • Maria Felicitas De La Rosa, Daughter
  • Leonor Caballero, Daughter
  • Sandra Maldonado, Daughter
  • Martha Montaño, Daughter
  • Eligio A. Castillo Jr., Son


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, June 9, 2021

  • Rosary

    Wednesday, June 9, 2021

  • Mass

    Thursday, June 10, 2021

  • Interment

    Thursday, June 10, 2021


Eligio A. Castillo

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Jose Luis Blanco

June 9, 2021

Tio Tano was instrumental in my life from a young age. He allowed my brother Pedro and I to work at the old 2 pump gas station. When I arrived to work after school he would sit with me and talk.
The most valuable treasure we possess is time. My Tio Tano gave of his treasure that I might be a better person.
I will always be grateful to him and Tia Coco !
We thank you Dear Lord and praise you for the joy and delight he brought to so many!
God bless you Tio!!!

Cristina Escalante

June 9, 2021

My favorite memories of my grandpa were when I was younger. Our favorite game was trying to bite each other’s hands trying to be Red Ants. He would always ask for a coco popsicle from the ice cream truck. On our birthdays he would give us however many years old spankings and then give us that same amount in dollars from his money holder. It was tradition for all grandkids when we were small. You wouldn’t catch him without his trusty shamrock cup that always held water or coffee. I loved my grandpa. And I’m so thankful to have spend the time that I did with him. To love him. And to learn from him. May he Rest In Peace. ❤️

Diana Ruiz Navratil

June 9, 2021

I have great memories of my Tio Tano. He was always so happy to see us when we made our long drive to Texas as kids.
We always had a good time. The last thing we did on our way home was stop at the Gas station fill up our car and say goodbye.
I can still see my great big uncle waving goodbye with his handkerchief to his eyes. So now I say goodbye Tio with tears in my eyes.
Until we meet again. Love you

Eutiquio Soto Jr

June 8, 2021

I will always remember my Tio Tano he would take me everywhere with him when I was only 4 or 5 years old. He taught me how to fish. We spent many nights fishing and talking when I was down there for the summer. Later when I got older he let me go to work with him at the gas station. I loved spending time with him. I’m sorry we lived so far away from each other but the memories will always be with me. Love you Tio Tano, until we meet again. RIP


June 8, 2021

My favorite memory of my Tio is he would take me and my 2 cousins to go get Icees that was quite a treat for us. Whenever my parents and us kids would cross into Mexico we would stop before and after to visit Tio who worked at the gas station at that time. I liked watching Tio getting dressed for a boys night out. I will miss him. I loved him❤