Army Brigadier General (Ret.) Paul Peña, 65, passed away on Thursday, August 8th, peacefully in his home, surrounded by his family. Paul is proceeded in death by, his grandmother Juanita Cano, his parents Johnnie and Helen Peña, and his brother Frankie Peña. He is survived by his wife, Rosalie Peña, to whom he spent over 40 wonderful years with, his children Stephanie (Alejandro), Jessica (Jarrod) and Thomas “TJ” (Patricia), his five grandchildren: Adrian, Evan, Jayce, Josiaah, and Jaylee, in addition to his siblings, Mary, Joann, Ralph and Dolores. Paul was a remarkable husband, father, grandfather, brother and soldier. He served our country for 40 years in the US Army and NM Army National Guard, in which he honorably retired.
He graduated with his Masters in International Service and was also a graduate of the War College (Inter-American Defense College).
The rosary will be held at Cristo Rey Church on August 19th at 6 p.m.. A Catholic mass will be held at Cristo Rey Church on August 20th at 11 a.m. and followed by the burial ceremony at the National Cemetery at 1:30 p.m.. Afterwards, please join us at Cristo Rey (Patrick Smith Center) at 3:30 p.m. for a reception in Paul’s honor.
Flowers can be sent to Berardinelli Family Funeral Service at 1399 Luisa St., Santa Fe, NM.