Cruz A. Valerio, Age :87

Jun 16,1933---Aug 25,2020

Cruz A. Valerio, age 87, of Talpa, NM, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Tuesday, August 25, 2020. 

Cruz is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Rosabel Valerio, his son Alex Valerio, parents Frank and Lucia Valerio, and in-laws, Onesimo and Manuelita Fernandez. 

Cruz is survived by his children, Richard Valerio (Louella), Yolanda Valerio (Clarence), Marvin Valerio, Darlene Lopez (Mike), Francella Vigil (Donald), Earl Valerio (Elaine), and Geri Valerio (David); any grandchildren, great-grandchildren, siblings, in-laws, extended family and friends.  

Due to the Covid-19 restrictions, private services will be held.  Pallbearers include Fernando Coca, Richard Valerio, Eriq Valerio, Joseph Vigil, Ryan Vigil, and Bryan Vigil.  Honorary Pallbearer is James Pacheco. 

A viewing and recitation of the Holy Rosary will take place on Monday, August 31, 2020 at the Riverside Funeral Home of Santa Fe Chapel beginning at 2:00 PM.  The Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at 10:00 am at the San Francisco de Asis Catholic Church, #60 St. Francis Plaza in Ranchos de Taos with interment to follow at 1:30 pm at the Santa Fe National Cemetery with Army Honors. 

Arrangements entrusted to the caring professionals of:

Riverside Funeral Home of Santa Fe

3232 Cerrillos Road

(505) 395-9150


Joe Fernandez Aug 31 ,2020

Brother in Law ,Santa Fe ,New Mexico

On behalf of the Joe Fernandez Family we extend our sincere Condolences to the Valerio family. May my sister Rosabel. and Cruz enjoy peace in heaven. Joe, Celia, and Children. From Joey, Celia and children

Casilda and Julian Sandoval Aug 31 ,2020

Neighbors ,Taos ,New Mexico

JoAnn and David LAPINGTON Aug 31 ,2020

Niece/uncle ,RIO RANCHO ,New Mexico

Sorry for your loss, Tio Cruz will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all the family. Love always, JoAnn, David, Brianna, Anissa and Caylie Lapington

Irene & Lloyd Duran Aug 31 ,2020

niece ,Ranchos de Taos ,New Mexico

Rest in Peace Uncle Cruz You will surely be missed We Love u!

Francella and Donald Vigil Sep 01 ,2020

Father --Father in-law ,Santa Fe. ,New Mexico

Daddy may you fly with the angels and enter the gates of heaven. Mom, Alex, your parents and love one's are rejoicing. Love you so,so, so much. We will meet again. RIP Daddy. Francella and Donald

Tommy & JoAnne Sandoval Sep 01 ,2020

friends ,Taos ,New Mexico

Prayers are with all the Valerio Family. May Cruz & Rosabel rest in peace.

Michael Torrez Sep 01 ,2020

Friend ,Ranchos de Taos ,New Mexico

Our sympathies on the loss of your father now resting in peace with your mom

Ruby Suazo-Martinez Sep 02 ,2020

Friend and Neighbor ,Albuquerque ,New Mexico

Our Dearest Geri, Francella and family. We are very sorry for your loss. We know Cruz was so loved and cherished by all of you. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you and comfort you during this difficult time. - Ruby, Les, Tricia, Amari, Katiana and Patrick

Katherine Serna Sep 02 ,2020

Friend ,Albuquerque ,New Mexico

So sorry for your loss! He was a kind gentleman. May he Rest In Peace. Prayers for the family.

mary garcia Sep 04 ,2020

friend ,albuquerque ,New Mexico

so very sorry for your loss