We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Berardinelli Family Funeral Service
Our heavenly father wrapped his loving arms around our beautiful mother on Saturday, January 8, 2022. With great sadness and broken hearts we announce her peaceful passing surrounded by her loving family. She was a very loving Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Sister, Aunt and friend.
Preceded in death by her husband Monico, son Randy, parents Pascual and Francesquita Baca. Sister, Rita Brito, Brothers, Liberato, Pascual, Ernesto and George Baca. In-laws Julia, Stella, Katey, Erlinda and Eleanor Baca, Vivian Archuleta, George Brito, Jose and Marciano Martinez. Nephews, Roy, Gary and Ken Baca. Great niece, Sherry Baca and Great nephew, Morrie Apodaca.
Survived by children, Dolores Baca, Luis (Carol), Pat Martinez (Manny), Debbie Gonzales (Jose) and Andrew (Kristin). Grandchildren, Allyson Melchor-Trajani (Endri), Matthew Gonzales, Monica and Mia (Daisy) Melchor. Great grandchildren, Markus, Lukas and Kylee Gonzales and Nico Trajani. Brother, Felipe Baca and Sister, Dora Archuleta. Also survived by numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Special friend Maureen Marquez.
She was born in Milagro, New Mexico on May 28, 1926. She attended school in Cerrillos, New Mexico. She and Monico were married on April 12, 1948. After a few years they moved to the bay area in California, where they resided until 1965. She was a stay at home Mom, always being there for her six children. Her greatest passion and joy was being around her family. She was a wonderful cook always wanting to feed anyone who came to visit. All her food was delicious but her tortillas were the best, making sure we never ran out. She was a talented seamstress, making beautiful quilts and loved to do liquid embroidery. She was very artistic, you were very lucky if she gifted you with one of her pieces. She was an avid 49er fan, you didn’t want to sit too close to her during a game. She was a devout catholic, never missing mass and made sure we didn’t either. She would always pray novenas for anyone who was in need of prayer. A parishioner of St. John’s Catholic Church. She never met a stranger. Above all she was the kindest, sweetest most loving person. Everyone loved her. She will be greatly missed by all. We will especially miss her ever present smile. Rest in peace our precious angel.
Pallbearers: Herman Baca, Vince Archuleta, Dan Baca, David Baca, John Brito and Jimmy Baca
Honorary Pallbearers: Phillip Brito, Vivian Archuleta, George Brito, her Grandchildren and Greatgrandchildren
Visitation will be at 6pm on Thursday, January 20, 2022. Rosary to follow at 7pm at Berardinelli Funeral Home 1399 Luisa St in Santa Fe. Streaming services will be available, Masks required.
Funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday, January 21, 2022 at 11:00am. Visitation will be at 10am at St. John’s Catholic Church 1301 Osage Avenue in Santa Fe. Interment to follow the mass at Cerrillos Cemetery. Masks required.