Riverside Funeral Home Albuquerque Los Lunas Santa Fe New Mexico


Juan Bautista Velasquez
September 10, 1943 -- August 04, 2017

Juan Bautista Velásquez, age 73, of Cañones, NM, passed away August 4, 2017.  Surviving him is his beloved wife, Albertina Velásquez; loving children, Isaiah, Daniel, and Melissa Velásquez; and grandchildren, Genaro and Sunrise Velásquez.  He was a descendant of a generational ancestral line of Velásquez; his grandparents were Vidal & Delfinia Velásquez (deceased); his great-grandparents, Juan Bautista and Josefa Velasquez, paternal great-great grandfather, Juan Bautista Valdez, Northern New Mexico land grant heir.  He was born in Cañones, NM to Genaro Sr. and Eva Velásquez (deceased), and was one of several siblings which include Genaro Velásquez Jr. (deceased), Dora, Delfinio, Vidal, Susie, Sammy, Elmer and Aurelia.  Serving as pallbearers are Leonard Velásquez, Isaiah Velásquez, Daniel Velásquez, Melissa Velásquez, Michael Velásquez, and Arturo Valdez.  Honorary pallbearers are Salazar Ranch brothers, (Cornelio, Lorenzo, Manuel, Lino, Jake, Carlos & Armando); Velasquez Logging, (Rudy Sr., Rudy Ben, Earl, Dennis, Norris & Wayne (deceased); and close family friend Scott Carmody.  Visitation will be held Friday, August 11, 2017 at 6:00 PM at San Miguel Catholic Church, Cañones, NM with the Recitation of the Holy Rosary to follow at 7:00 PM.  The Funeral Mass will take place Saturday, August 12, 2107 at 11:00 AM at San Miguel Catholic Church with Interment to follow at the Velásquez Family Cemetery.

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Chris Trujillo August 08, 2017

Riverside Funeral Home of Santa Fe , New Mexico

We are deeply sorry for the loss of your beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. It is our desire to offer and provide guidance and assurance to you during this difficult time. We want to send you, our heartfelt condolences, and wish you and your family everlasting memories and peaceful reflection. May God comfort you and provide you strength. Please accept our gratitude for placing your trust in us to care for Juan, it is our privilege and honor to serve your family. Our warmest regards, Chris Trujillo and the entire staff of Riverside Funeral Home of Santa Fe

Vicki August 09, 2017

vecina Cañones , New Mexico

I am deeply distressed and saddened to learn of the loss of this dear and helpful friend. I am sending Albertina, Melissa, Daniel, and Isaiah all my love and comfort.

Carlos and Rita Salazar August 09, 2017

Albertina and Family: Please accept our deepest condolences on your great loss. We will keep you in our prayers and god bless you all.

Ralph & Barbara Vigil August 09, 2017


Tina: Our sincere condolences to you and your family. Know that our prayers are with you and your family. Deacon Ralph & Barbara

Donna Trujilo , Ryan Gallegos & Patrick Gallegos August 10, 2017

Hometown friend Cañones , New Mexico

Thinking of you all Albertina, Isaiah, Daniel & Millisa with heartfelt sympathy.In this time of sarrow, our thoughts * prayers are with you all. With deepest sympathy may you feel God's comforting presence during this time of sarrow. Though there are no words to ease your pain, remember he is now in Heaven, in God's loving arms, where he is now at peace. May the memories held deep in you'r heart, help to sooth you. As you comprehend this profound loss, let ypurself cry knowing each tear is a note of love rising to the heavens. You all are in our prayers. May god bless you all. Donna, Ryan & Patrick ...Cañones, NM.... "The lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those who's spirits are crushed." PSALMS 34:18

Monica D. Cordova August 10, 2017

Community Friend Bernalillo , New Mexico

I was very sad to hear of Juan's passing. Our prayers are with you. May god hold you all close and surround you with memories, love and family at such a difficult time.

Richard Vialpando August 10, 2017

Friend Canones , New Mexico

Our sincere condolences go out to your entire family.

Stella Salazar August 10, 2017

Cousin Youngsville , New Mexico

I am so sorry to hear about your loss! My prayers and thoughts are with all the family for God's loving peace upon you! 🙏🏻

Madeline Sweeney August 11, 2017


Isaiah - My sincere condolences to you and your family at this time.

Martin & Tommie Trujillo August 11, 2017

Coyote , New Mexico

Condolences to the Family and the Community.

Mr. And Mrs Fidel Serrano August 12, 2017

Family Abiquiu , New Mexico

Our sincere Heartfelt condolences to you and your Family, We will forever treasure your Loved one close within our Hearts.

David E Manzanares August 12, 2017

friend Espanola , New Mexico

Sorry to hear of the loss of Mr. Velasquez. He was a humble and good man, always willing to help his community. Hasta luego Amgio

Adeline Vasquez August 28, 2017

Not related. , Arizona

Sincere condolences to the Family & friends of Juan Bautista Velasquez. I often write to those who have lost their dear loved ones, knowing the pain and sorrow that it brings to all. We have a wonderful hope according to God's Word: John 5:28,29 and Acts 24:15 He created life and will restore life. Sincerely, Adeline V. jw.org

C Lenoir September 14, 2017

I'm so sorry to hear this. Please accept my deepest condolences. May your memories warm your heart and bring a smile to your face in time. My hope is that God will give you the strength and power you need to cope with the loss of your loved one. Isaiah 40:29