Cipriano Aguilar (1935 - 2018)

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It is with great sadness that the family of Cipriano M. Aguilar Jr., 83, announce his passing on Friday, Dec. 21, 2018.
He was born to Cipriano Aguilar Sr. and Teresa Ortiz Aguilar on July 10, 1935 in Chapelle, N.M.
A loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend, he is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Carmen Sena Aguilar; his daughter, Shirley Bishop (Jeb); son Jerry Lee Aguilar (Jolynne); grandchildren, Chris (Alicia), Jerry Joseph, Adrian (Autumn), Jackson (Hayley), Desiree (Brian), Ashley, Stacee, four great-grandchildren, Caspian, Ryker, Kennedy, and Aiden along with a host of other relatives, many friends, and former colleagues.
He is preceded in death by his brothers Willie (Jennie), Charlie (Mary), Salomon (Sally), sisters Cori and Joyce, and sister-in-law Carol. He is survived by his brothers Tito, Leroy, his sisters Stella (Joe), Margie, Ernestine (Gene), and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was a longtime devoted member, lector, and chorus member of Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church under the direction of Juan Ortega.
He also was a radio announcer and Master of Ceremonies serving on the Las Vegas Fiesta Committee for many years. He was a lifelong career educator.
In his later years, he served as a substitute teacher for the Las Vegas City Schools and served in numerous roles for the Retired Teachers Association.
His lifelong passions included spending time with his family, being involved with the local music industry, taking walks, watching football, and visiting with his numerous family members and friends.
Arrangements are entrusted to Riverside Funeral Home of Santa Fe. A holy rosary will be recited at 9 a.m., Monday, Dec. 31, 2018 immediately followed by a Catholic mass at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church.
Interment will immediately follow at the Santa Rita Catholic Church in Bernal, N.M.
Serving as pallbearers are Adrian Aguilar, Larry Sena, Anthony Solano, Dean Gallegos, Christopher Hurst, David Trujillo, and Brian Skotchdopole.
He will be loved and missed by all.
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Riverside Funeral Home of Santa Fe
3232 Cerrillos Rd
Santa Fe, NM 87507
(505) 395-9150
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Published in Las Vegas Optic on Dec. 28, 2018
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