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Larry Martinez

d. May 22, 2022

Larry J. Martinez, 43, was led by angels through Heaven’s gates on May 22, 2022, to his Heavenly home, to rest in God’s loving arms, and to be reunited with all his loved ones that have gone before him.

Larry was born on January 30, 1979, and a lifelong resident of Chimayo, NM. There were many things in life that brought him joy, but above all else, it was his desire and love for all his family, especially for his son Austin and forever love Amanda. There is no other bond like the one he had for his sister Monica; they had a brotherly, sisterly love that only they could understand.

Larry was vibrant, spontaneous, and full of energy. He was creative, artistic, and a master of his own work. You could always find him in a garage welding or working on cars. He was an avid enthusiast of lowrider cars, hoppers, and car shows. At the age of 18, he entered the Espanola Valley Super show and took first place in the two-pump car hop.

Larry loved spending time riding his dad’s Harley and attending bike rallies with his friends.

Larry is in preceded in death by his Maternal grandparents: Jose E. & Manuelita Trujillo, Paternal grandparents: Tomas & Eliza Martinez & Maria Martinez. Cousins: Albert Trujillo, Isaac Martinez, Eliza Martinez, Nathan Trujillo.  Aunt: Rosa Martinez. Uncles: Tommy Martinez, Albert Martinez, Jimmy Martinez, Baby Jimmy, Halbert Martinez. Brother-in-law: Andrew Sisneros. Nephew: Alex Christopher Sisneros.

Larry is survived by his son: Austin Martinez, mother of his son, Amanda Sisneros. Father: Jeffery Martinez. Mother: Elaine Martinez. Sister: Monica Scappini (Andy). Nephews: Dominic & Andres Scappini.  Nickole & Alex IV Sisneros. Uncles: Ralph Trujillo (Naomi), Mark, Marvin Trujillo (Diane), Martin Trujillo (Tommie), Johnny Martinez, Cornelio Martinez, Jose Martinez (Sophia), Placedes Martinez. Aunts: Rayitos Trujillo (Joe), Lupe Sotelo, Geraldine Martinez (Max), Annie Archuleta (Ed), Mary Martinez, Elena Martinez (Jesse), Dolores Martinez, Anna Martinez.  Special and close cousin Benino.

Larry is also survived by many cousins, family and close friends who loved him very much and will cherish all the wonderful memories and fun times.  Larry will be dearly missed by all.

We would like to thank the staff at Espanola, Santa Fe and Albuquerque Presbyterian Hospital for their compassion and professional care.

The Holy Rosary will be prayed on Wednesday June 1, 2022, at 9:00 a.m. at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Chimayo with a mass of Christian Burial to follow at 10:00 a.m. and Burial will follow at the Nuestra Senora de Dolores Cemetery in Chimayo with the following assisting as Pallbearers: Jose Martinez, Placedes Martinez, Jesse Martinez, Leonard Sandoval, Darrell Trujillo, Benino Martinez, Bito Sandoval, and Andres Valdez.

The family asks that masks be worn for services

The family of Larry J. Martinez has entrusted the care of their loved one to the DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Espanola Valley 505-747-7477

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