Danny Aguirre Contreras, 54, of Alamosa Street, Carlsbad, N.M., passed away Monday, June 25, 2012, in Carlsbad, N.M.
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Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for 3 p.m. today (July 6) at St. Edward Catholic Church with Fr. Cyprian Uline, OFM Conv., officiating. Carlsbad Veterans Honor Guard will provide military honors. Denton-Wood Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Danny Aguirre Contreras was born Aug. 14, 1957, in Pecos, Texas, to Marcos Fuentez and An-gie (Aguirre) Contreras. He graduated from high school in California. Danny served his country in the U.S. Army. He lived in Pecos, Texas, before moving to Carlsbad in 1996. Danny worked in the potash mines for several years and was currently working for WIPP as an environmental specialist, where he had 14 years of service.
He enjoyed coaching and being involved in Nufy's life. Danny's passion was spending time with his family and he was continually planning for the next family get together, where he did all the cooking and loved every minute of entertaining. Danny was a dedicated member of St. Ed-ward Catholic Church. He was also a member of the Elks Lodge No. 1558 and the American Le-gion. He was preceded in death by his grandparents; one aunt, Tia Goya; and one uncle, Tio Bobby.
Survivors are a son, Daniel "Nufy" Vasquez Contreras of Carlsbad, N.M.; his parents, Angie Aguirre and Marcos Fuentez Contreras; siblings: Marcos Contreras Jr. and wife, Glenda of Monahans, Texas, Terry Contreras of Pecos, Texas, Mike Contreras of Ft. Stockton, Texas, Frank Contreras and wife, Elena of Kermit, Texas, Nola Contreras of Pecos, Texas, and Lorie Contreras of Pecos, Texas; Nufy's mother, Mandy Vasquez of Carlsbad, N.M.; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Condolences may be expressed at dentonwood.com.
Denton-Wood Funeral Home
1001 North Canal Street
Carlsbad, NM 88220
Published in Carlsbad Current-Argus on July 6, 2012