Vicente Palacios
1950 - 2020
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Vicente Palacios

Las Cruces - It is with saddened hearts, our family wishes to announce the unexpected passing of Vicente J. Palacios Jr. on October 3, 2020.

Vicente Palacios Jr. "Chente" was born June 9, 1950 in Las Cruces, NM to Vicente and Ysidora Palacios. Growing up in Las Cruces, he graduated from Las Cruces High School in 1969. Following graduation, he served in the United States Navy and was honorably discharged in 1973. After his discharge he worked for the city of Las Cruces for 21 years. Upon retiring from the City of Las Cruces, he was employed by Onate High School for many years.

He is survived by a son Darren Palacios, two brothers, John Palacios (Teresa) of San Bernadino, CA, and Robert Palacios (Rita) of Las Cruces, two sisters, Sally Gonzalez (Joe) of Las Cruces, and Lilliana Garmon of Las Cruces.

Vincent loved his family with all his heart. He also leaves behind his grand-daughters, Tristen, Lauren, Leyanna, Hannah, and his daughter in law Michelle Lucero. Also, left to mourn his loss, his devoted friend, Estella Torrez.

Calling hours will begin Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 9:00 A.M. at Baca's Funeral Chapel 300 E. Boutz Road. Funeral Services are scheduled to begin at 10:00 A.M. with Live Streaming at Burial and Military Honors will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Due to Covid-19 Restrictions, capacity will be limited and there will be no family gathering following the services.

Service arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels of Las Cruces and Sunset Crematory of Las Cruces, 575-527-2222. Your exclusive provider for "Veterans and Family Memorial Care." For online condolences logon to

Published in Las Cruces Sun News from Oct. 13 to Oct. 14, 2020.
Calling hours
09:00 AM
Funeral service
10:00 AM
Hillcrest Memorial Gardens
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October 19, 2020
My deepest condolences to the Palacio family. I've known Vince for over 30 years and always looked forward to chatting with him and enjoying a good laugh with him. My friend you will be truly missed, God bless you and may you bring laughter into heaven
Ed Torres
October 16, 2020
Ernie and I are so very sorry to learn of Vincent's passing. He was a very friendly, caring, person. Our thoughts and prayers are with all his family. Our deepest condolences to all of you.
Ernie and Vicky Garcia
October 15, 2020
My deepest condolences to Robert, Johnny, and the rest of the family. I’ve known Vince my whole life and some of the best times and memories i have are with him and you all out in the mountains. This one hits my heart heavy and he will be missed greatly.

October 14, 2020
Robert & Rita
Our condolences to you and all your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this very difficult time in your lives. May Vicente RIP.
Victor and Cecelia Sanchez
October 13, 2020
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Katherine Cascante
October 13, 2020
I would like to give you all my Heartfelt condolences, the loss of someone is never easy, Jr. will be deeply missed and will be in everyone's hearts and memories forever, wishing you all strength and peace during this hard time, my prayers are to all the family and may God keep him in his hands, may God Bless you all.
Virgie Palacios
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