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  • "Tio, I will always remember you kind smile and your..."
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BENITO ARTURO GONZALES Benito Gonzales went home to be with the Lord suddenly on Saturday, June 29, 2013. He was born on July 3, 1933. He was one of 16 children born to Feliberto and Catalina Gonzales. He served 8 years with the United States Navy and was discharged honorably as Quartermaster. During his time in the Navy he served aboard the USS Hornet in the Korean War. He worked at the Penitentiary of New Mexico and retired as a Lieutenant. He was an avid member and president of the Fraternal Order of Police, where he was dedicated to make it successful so that it could benefit the public with donations to College bound Children Scholarships, feeding the poor, and donating to numerous charities that served the public. Benito was also a proud member of the V.F.W, V.F.N.P, B.P.O.E, F.O.E, and several other organizations. The Lord took Benito home to be reunited with his son, Lawrence Gonzales who passed away two years ago; his brothers: Cipriano, Eloy, Victor; and sister, Rufina. He is survived by his girlfriend of many years Maria Baca; daughters, Theresa Rodriguez and Marcia Gonzales; his grandchildren: Abel Madrid, Abram Madrid, Trinidad Madrid, Estevan Baca (Tina) and Arcenio Benito Baca (Brittany); his great grandchildren: Adelina Baca, Alanzo Benito Baca, and Aaron Madrid. Brothers: Andres, Alfonso, Albert, Mike, Eddie, Richard, Frank; and sisters: Mabel, Angie, Rachel, Christine; and many nieces and nephews. A Rosary will be recited at the Rosario Chapel on Thursday July 4, 2013 at 7 pm. Funeral mass will be Friday July 5, 2013 at St. Anne's Catholic Church at 12 pm. Reception will be at the F.O.P. on Airport Road. 417 East Rodeo Rd. Santa Fe, NM 87505 Phone: (505) 989-7032 Fax: (505) 820-0435
Published in Santa Fe New Mexican on Jan. 1, 1900
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