VALENTIN B. MARTINEZ Valentin B. Martinez 81, was called home to our Lord on Thursday, July 4, 2013, after a long courageous battle with Alzheimer's. Valentin was surrounded by his loving family at the time of his death. Valentin was born on February 14, 1932 in Taos, NM. Valentin was blessed to have been raised by his parents, Fortunato and Manuelita Martinez, and his beloved Uncle Willy and Aunt Josephine Cordova. Valentin was preceded in death by his sister, Lucille Yuma; brother, Benito Martinez; son, Andrew Martinez; and grandson Domenique Rivera. Valentin is survived by his loving wife, Angelina Martinez of 58 years; children: Michael (Maryann), Christine (Frank), Lawrence, Richard (Ruth), Cathy (Andy), David (Lenise), Valerie, Steven. Grandchildren: Michael Jr., Joseph, Jeremy, Joshua, Janelle, Christopher, Joshua, Jason, Theresa, Melissa, Anejelique, Manuel, Andy, Alexandria, Isaiah, Elisha, Anthony. Great grandchildren: Janessa, Diego, Jeremy Jr., Dominique, Santiago, Honey, Jayden, Devon, Renea, Dominic. He is also survived by his brothers and sisters: Cornelia, Priscilla, Meltion, Elena, Arsenio, Fernando, Francis. Valentin and Angelina were married in Taos, NM, and later moved to Santa Fe where he worked as a Correctional Officer at the NM State Penitentiary and raised his family. Our special thanks to: Santa Fe Cares Nursing Home, Amber Care (Hospice), Heritage Home Health Care Center, and Santa Fe Senior Care Center. A rosary will be recited on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at 11:30 am at St. Anne's Catholic Church. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at 12:30 pm at St. Anne's Catholic Church. Burial will be at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 2:15 pm. Berardinelli Family Funeral Service 1399 Luisa Street Santa Fe, NM 87505 (505)984-8600 Please sign our guestbook for the family at:

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Berardinelli Family Funeral Service
1399 Luisa Street Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 984-8600
Published in Santa Fe New Mexican on Jan. 1, 1900