Bernardino Valdez , 81, passed away after a short and sudden illness on Friday, March 3, 2023.
Bernardino was preceded in death by his wife Castelita Valdez, his sons; Mario B Valdez, and Benny J Valdez, his parents; Jose Inez and Esquipula Valdez, his in-laws, Willie and Eliza Apodaca, Sisters and brother in-laws; Flaviano and Celia Herrera, Teofilo and Ruperta Lopez, Emiterio and Amelia Vigil, and George Fernandez, Granddaughter Jessica Valdez. Nephews, Brian, Ernie and Gerard Vigil.
Bernardino is survived by; Sons, Jose (fiancé Leslie), Gilbert (Patsy), Esquipula James (wife Viola); daughters in laws, Lisa Chavez and Virginia Romero, God daughter Darlene Apodaca; Grandchildren, James (Melenie), Maria (Ryan), Benny, Gilbert Jr, Andrew, Robert, Tammy, and Santiago; Siblings, Elma and Merejuildo Ortega, Marina, and Roque Martinez. In-laws Tony and Isabel Dominguez, Gloria and Steve Lamaroux, Benjamin and Angie Apodaca, Yolanda and Antonio Perez, Patricia Apodaca, and Sandra Dominguez.
Bernardino had a special spot in his heart for Lillian Martinez and all his nephews that he thought of as brothers, cousins, nieces, compadres, friends and acquaintances.
Public visitation will begin on Tuesday, March, 14, 2023 at 5:30 p.m. at DeVargas Funeral home in Espanola, with a Rosary to be recited at 6:00 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 15, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Nambe with burial to follow at the Nambe Catholic Cemetery.
Serving the family as Pallbearers are James Jr Valdez, Benny Valdez, Gilbert Jr Valdez, Santiago Valdez, Angel Apodaca, Antonio Perez, and Maria Valdez serving as honorary Pallbearer.
The family of Bernardino Valdez has entrusted the care of their loved one to the DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the beautiful Española Valley. www.devargasfuneral.com (505) 747-7477