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Rosa Capuano Benavidez

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Loving mother and grandmother
Rosa C. Benavidez, age 84, of Alamogordo, went to be with the Lord with open arms on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 10, 2009.
Mrs. Benavidez was born Nov. 19, 1924, the daughter of Jose Capuano and Edwarda Casteneda Capuano, of Alamogordo. Rosa was a very loving mother, grandmother and friend who put her children and grandchildren above all. The most important events to her were her family gatherings.
She is survived by her seven children, Mary Cazares and husband, Pete, Mable Delgado, Esther Zaffino and Eddie Benavidez, all of Alamogordo, Bobby Benavidez, of California, Betty Zamora and husband, Ed, and Cecilia Benavidez, all of Alamogordo; 17 grandchildren, Larry Delgado, Dennis and Ron Farmer, Chris and Len Zaffino, Kim Maynez, Rena Collins, Michelle Kelly, Michael Benavidez, Joseph Benavidez, Able and Michael Jon Marquez, Bobby Jr., Mariela and Joey Benavidez, Heather Benavidez and Erika Benavidez; 21 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild on the way.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Antonio F. Benavidez; an infant son, Joe Benavidez; and one other son, Ernest Benavidez.
The rosary will be recited at 10 a.m. Friday, May 15, 2009, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 16, 2009, at Christ Community Church, followed by inurnment at Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery.
Everyone is invited to a luncheon following the service in the Christ Community Fellowship Hall.
The Benavidez family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home to direct the funeral services. Cremation will take place locally at PCS.

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Published in Alamogordo Daily News from May 12 to May 28, 2009
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