Frank "Pancho" Barrio, 65, lifetime Deming resident, passed away Friday, July 25, 2014, at Raymond G. Murphy VA Medical Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Visitation will begin at 3 p.m. today, July 30, 2014, at Baca's Funeral Chapels. Vigil service and rosary will be at 7 p.m., led by Lucia Montoya. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Ann's Catholic Church. The rite of committal and interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. The Rev. Ron Machado will officiate. Military honors will be accorded. Pancho, as he was affectionately known, was born Dec. 13, 1948, in Deming to Belen Reyes and Placido Barrio. He attended Deming Schools, graduating in 1967 and in 1968 he joined the U.S. Army, where he was engaged in the Vietnam War. There he was part of the 1st Cavalry, earned the Parachute Badge and a Purple Heart. He was a member of St. Ann's Parish. He is survived by a daughter, Bernadette Quintero, and stepdaughter, Veronica Peru, of Silver City; two brothers, Richard and Reynaldo Barrio; and sister, Sylvia Verdugo, all of Deming; eight grandchildren, one great-grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Reynaldo and son, Francisco "Panchito" Barrio. Serving as pallbearers are Luz Ortiz, Ricky Barrio, Esteban Gonzales, Juan Montoya, Micah and Ray Barrio. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels. Exclusive provider for "Veterans & Family Memorial Care." To sign the online guest book or to send a card, please visit our website at www.bacasfuneralchapels.com.811 S. Gold Ave., Deming, NM 88030. Phone: 575.546.9671.
Bacas Funeral Chapel - Deming
811 South Gold Avenue Deming, NM 88030
Published in Deming Headlight on July 30, 2014