Riverside Funeral Home Albuquerque Los Lunas Santa Fe New Mexico


Eugene D. Lucero
September 06, 1933 -- May 01, 2018

Eugene D. Lucero, aged 84, of Santa Fe passed peacefully in his sleep on May 1. Gene will be remembered for his practical jokes, his kind heart, his life stories, and his green thumb.

He was preceded in death by his parents Augustin and Cleotilde Lucero; brother Frank “Pops” Lucero; son Andrew Lucero; grandson Luke Cisneros; and great-granddaughter Nivea Fresquez. 

Gene attended El Colegio de San Miguel in Santa Fe and had fond memories of playing Horsemen basketball and football. He proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean War.  Gene enjoyed spending time with his family, walking, going for rides, cooking, gardening, and going to the casino.  He had a long career in law enforcement and retired with pride in 2003 from the City of Santa Fe Police. He is survived by his beloved wife Barbara; children Lorraine (Bob), Tino, Gene, Dominic (Pam), and Joaquin (Nicolette); step-children Eddie (Jacqueline), Jon (Cyndie), and Adrianna (Gary); 21 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great-grandchildren.  Services will be held at Santa Maria de la Paz Parish.  A Rosary will be recited on Monday, May 7 at 7:00 pm.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, May 8 at 10:30 am with burial and military honors to follow at the Santa Fe National Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. 

Arrangements entrusted to:

Riverside Funeral Home of Santa Fe

3232 Cerrillos Road

Santa Fe, NM 87507


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Chris Trujillo May 04, 2018

Riverside Funeral Home of Santa Fe

We are deeply sorry for the loss of your beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, great-great-grandfather, 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 Eugene, 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

Loraine Martinez May 05, 2018

Daughter Pueblo West , Colorado

Until we meet again Daddy. Love you

Tom Flores May 06, 2018

Friend Pecos , New Mexico

Hi Barbara our best friend said goodbye, I will miss him. Sweetie I just had knee replacement surgery and will not be able to be with you and your loved ones be sure Spiritualy I will be there in the Service of Our Lord I am with you always.