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Aronold A. Velasquez

June 5, 2019

ARNOLD A. VELASQUEZ, 81, a resident of Sombrillo, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. He was preceded in death by his loved of his life Juanita; son, Jimmy; granddaughter, Socorro; parents, Salomon and Carmelita Velasquez; in- laws, Alejandro and Ermelinda Sanchez; brothers-in-law, and sister-in-law, Ninfa and Richard Trujillo, and Alex Sanchez. Arnold along with Johnny DeVargas worked for 16 years with Lujan’s Funeral Home, after that he went on to work with the City of Espanola Police Department as a dispatcher, after working 30 years with the Police Department he retired and made many friends. After work they would go for their coffee break at Angelina’s.  He had many friends; he was known as Mr. Blue on the CB Radio.  Arnold is survived by his siblings, Bernie Velasquez Sr. and wife Esther, Paul Velasquez and wife Vivian, Tom Velasquez and wife Eileen and his only sister Dulcinea Trujillo; daughter, Margaret and Juan; granddaughters, Janae, Scarlet Rose, Carmen Ryan, and many nieces and nephews.   A rosary will be recited on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the Holy Cross Church in Santa Cruz with a Mass of Christian burial to follow at 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow at the Holy Cross Cemetery in Santa Cruz. Serving the family as pallbearers are TJ Marquez, Luke Velasquez, Jesse Avila Salomon Velasquez honorary pallbearers are, Nelson Cordova, Zac Pana and Gilbert Valdez. The family of Arnold A. Velasquez has entrusted their loved one to DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Española Valley. 505-747-7477 –

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