Riverside Funeral Home Albuquerque Los Lunas Santa Fe New Mexico


Cipriano Jose Benavidez

Our beloved Cipriano J Benavidez passed away at the age of 86 on 2/12/17 he was born 4/23/30 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He was preceded in death by his granddaughter Celeste Williams of Las Cruces, New Mexico. Cipriano is remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, great father and great great grandfather. Cipriano is survived by his wife Mary Benavidez of 66 years of marriage.  Survive by Children Raymond Benavidez of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Belinda and Jerome Williams of Las Cruces, New Mexico, Frances and David Garcia of Los Lunes, New Mexico, and Martin “Marty” and Beverly Benavidez of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Also 9 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, and 4 great great grandchildren. Beloved sisters, brother in laws, sister in laws and many numerus family members and friends.

 Cipriano was a kind, caring, loving, and had a humorous spirit. He will be Missed Deeply and remembered always.     

Services are Monday 02/20/17, Viewing will be at 11 to 12, Rosary will be 12 to 1@ Riverside Funeral Home, 225 San Mateo NE. Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87108.   

Reception will follow @ American RV Park Club house. @ 13500 Central Av SW, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Everyone Welcome.  


Arrangements entrusted to: 

Riverside Funeral Home

225 San Mateo Blvd. NE

(505) 764-9663 


Phyllis Montoya (Landman) February 16, 2017

Niece Albuquerque , New Mexico

Dear Aunt Mary We just heard of the sad news of my uncle Cipriano's passing and want you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family . He was a wonderful loving and caring person may his memory continue to live in our hearts. Love you Auntie Mary .

Bernadette Kennard February 20, 2017

sister to daugther of deceased Long Beach , California

Our hearts are with you, this morning. It is impossible to explain why some seem to experience more loss than others. But I can express that God is willing to carry us through the difficult times we would rather not walk. And there is soon coming a time when He will even wipe the very tears from our eyes as there will be know more tears. So let us prepare for that time so we can look forward to rejoicing in being together again. I love you with the love of the Lord. Bernadette and family