Rebecca R. Castellano
1919 – 2019
Rebecca R. Castellano, 99 Lifelong Resident of Santa Fe, New Mexico went peacefully in her sleep to be reunited with the Love of her Life, Jose Cruz Castellano, Sr. surrounded by her family. She was blessed to have been called home on Good Friday, as this day was sacred and special to her, being the caretaker of her family heirloom, “The Sangre De Cristo”, passed down from many generations.
Rebecca was born to Luis and Carmelita Romero in Santa Fe, NM. She married the Love of her life, Jose Cruz Castellano, Sr. in 1938 and they raised their family together in Santa Fe until his death, 1994. Rebecca was a lifelong member of the Sagrada Familia Society.
Rebecca is preceded in death by her husband, Jose Cruz Castellano Sr., her daughter, Dolores Ortiz, and husband Anselmo, son, Jerome Castellano, and wife Beth, son Jose Castellano, Jr. and 2 grandchildren, Rick Castellano and Jennifer Busch.
Rebecca is survived by sons, Richard Castellano, Jake Castellano, wife Theresa, Bruno Castellano, wife Angelina. Grandchildren, Carl Ortiz, Ruth Ann Platt, (Byron), Nicole McCormack, (Jack), Keith Castellano, Camille Hancock, (Chris), Evelyn Escamilla, (John) Monica Castellano, (Elena), Helen Anderson, (Beau), Maurio Castellano & Matteo Castellano, 15 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Rebecca, “Grandma Becky” was loved and cherished by ALL!
A rosary will be held on Tuesday April 30, 2019 at 6:00p.m. at Berardinelli Family Funeral Home in Santa Fe, NM. A Funeral will be held on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 11:00a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church on Agua Fria Street. Interment will follow at 12:45p.m. at the Santa Fe National Cemetery.