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Brigido G. Contreras


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Brigido G. Contreras Obituary
After a long and fulfilling life, Brigido G. Contreras passed away Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, at the age of 88.
Brigido was born in Berino on Oct. 8, 1923, to Crescencio and Ambrosia Contreras. A native of Alamogordo since 1926, Brigido loved to travel as a young man and enjoyed many adventures throughout his life. He had a passion for history and he shared that passion with others through his storytelling. Brigido never lost his ability to remember the smallest detail. He had a long memory all of his life, including the people who were a part of it.
Brigido was very proud to receive his wings as a paratrooper in the United States Army. He was a member of the Alamogordo Airborne Association and a welcome member of the Alamo Senior Center.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Jane Benavidez-Gonzales; his brothers Basilio and Santiago Contreras; his sisters Bernarda Marquez and Priscilla Contreras; his parents; his sons Chris, Luis, Frank and Tony; and a daughter, Amy J. Chavez.
He is survived by his sister Nicky C. Sanchez, of Alamogordo; his daughter Gloria C. Sarmiento, of Ruidoso; and his daughter Priscilla C. Romero, of Alamogordo and Capitan. Brigido will also be remembered and cherished by his numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
No services will be held. Brigido's ashes will be laid to rest at the ICC Cemetery, alongside his family and loved ones who preceded him in death. He is dearly loved and will be sorely missed.
In loving memory.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Jan. 12 to Feb. 12, 2012
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