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Maria Irene Fernandez

d. May 22, 2024

Ojo Sarco

Maria Irene Fernandez, 95, went Home to her Creator on Wednesday May 22, 2024. She was born on August 12, 1928 in Ojo Sarco, N.M. to Jose Onesimo Pacheco Sr. and Evangelina Armijo Pacheco.

She was wife and mother first and she worked for the community of Ojo Sarco as assistant Postmistress, Clerk and Gas attendant, assistant bus driver until retirement. She married Jose Abel Fernandez on Dec. 27, 1948.

She was preceded in death by her husband Jose Abel Fernandez; sons Paul Fernandez and Leo Fernandez; parents Jose Onesimo Pacheco Sr. and Evangelina Armijo Pacheco; in-laws: Seferino and Benardita Fernandez; sister Lydia P. Fernandez; brothers: Jose Onesimo L. Pacheco Jr., Roberto Pacheco and Jose Willie Pacheco; brothers-in-law Amado Martinez and Porfirio Fernandez; sisters-in-law Cora Pacheco, Veronica Pacheco, Eliz Vigil, Maclovia Sanchez and Manuelita Vigil; brothers-in-law Alberto, Librado and Alfonso Fernandez.

She is survived by her children Roger Fernandez; Lilly Fernandez; Larry Pacheco and wife Margie; sister Helen P. Martinez and many nieces and nephews and numerous relatives and friends.

Services are scheduled Monday, June 3, 2024, at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Chimayo with a viewing to begin at 12:30 pm followed by a Rosary to be recited at 1:00 pm and Mass of Christian Burial to follow at  2:00 pm. Burial will follow at the Ojo Sarco Community Cemetery. 

Serving the family as pallbearers are her grandchildren as follows: Manuel and Michael Dominguez, Shawn and Christopher Fernandez, Matthew and Mariah Pacheco. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Ashley, Michael Anthony, Autumn, Lilliana, Samantha and Ariel Dominguez.

The family of Maria Irene Fernandez has entrusted her care with DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Espanola Valley. 505-747-7477 

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