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araticophoto Paul “Beau” Aratico II, 36, beloved and only son of Patricia Beary, died on December 15, 2013 when his car was broadsided by a semi-truck on Interstate 17 in Phoenix, Arizona. Beau was born in Manhasset, New York on October 1, 1977. In 1982 he moved to Phoenix with his family. Beau attended Paradise Valley Community College where he received certification in computer technology. Beau was employed as a chef for many years and also as a martial arts instructor. Beginning in May 2006 and continuing for six years, Beau served as family caregiver for his uncle Anthony Aratico Jr. Beau was very talented in electronics, electrical systems, computer technology, construction, and automotive mechanics. He was very much at home with nature and the outdoors. His leisure activities included fishing, hiking, gardening and cooking. He enjoyed the companionship of children and animals, especially dogs. Beau was a devoted son who loved his family passionately and unconditionally. Throughout his life, Beau was always very generous, helping family and friends in times of need and never asking for anything in return. Beau was a beautiful person, inside and out. The void his passing has left in the hearts of those who loved him will never be filled. He is survived by his mother Patricia Beary, his father Paul Aratico Sr., his sister Bethany Forbes (Mark), his brothers Giovanni and Roman Aratico, his nephews Mark Anthony and Jared Forbes, his niece Fionna Forbes, and an extended family of aunts, uncles and cousins. Beau was predeceased by his grandparents Marie and Patrick Beary, his grandparents Frances and Anthony Aratico Sr., his uncle Anthony Aratico Jr., and his step mother Valerie Deacon Aratico. Contributions in Beau’s memory may be made to Best Friends Animal Society at http:/ and/or to the Marie A Beary Memorial Scholarship Fund at St John’s University School of Law https:/