Jenaro Donaciano Pedroncelli, 85, of Albuquerque New Mexico, passed away peacefully on April 10, 2023 after a prolonged illness. Born on February 10, 1938 to parents Donaciano and Maria Concepcion “Consuelo” Pedroncelli, he lived his entire adult life in Albuquerque, growing up in Corrales. He became a union electrician with IBEW Local 611, working on job sites throughout the southwest as an apprentice, then journeyman, before moving into the business office as organizer, dispatcher, and business agent. He also worked as a travel agent, real estate salesman, Director of Labor for the State of New Mexico, appointed by Governor Bruce King, and served in the Air National Guard.
Jenaro was preceded in death by his father, Donaciano, mother, Consuelo, brother, Robert, and sister Mary Frances Royal.
Jenaro is survived by wife Louella, son Michael, wife Marie, son John, wife Christina, son Andrew, wife Sharon, son Martin, brother Clifford Pedroncelli, sister-in-law Viki, sister Geraldine Pedroncelli, husband Nick Mora, grandkids Rob, David, Carlos, Maya, Issac, Shanda, Brittany, Lorenzo, Sophia, Matthias, Santiago, Isaiah, Diego, Damian, and Angelina, great grandkids Rosicela, Gabriela, Miquela, Israel, Millanah, Luciano, Juliet, Cason, Finley, Cannon, Sawyer, and great-great grandkids Daniel, Aliviana, Katalina, Annabelle, and Lucy plus many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and “family in spirit”.
Throughout his life Jenaro volunteered in civic, community, and religious organizations including the International Brotherhood of Electric Workers (IBEW) on many committees, and as Santa for the Christmas party for 30 years, North Valley Little League, Meals on Wheels, and the Catholic Church in various roles, especially as Eucharistic minister at hospitals and homes for 40 years, and through his local Parish, Our Lady of Guadalupe on Griegos, where he served on every committee and in many lay ministry roles over the years. Another highlight was his role as Director for the Archdiocese of Santa Fe of the spiritual youth movement called Search which he also introduced and started in California. Jenaro and Louella were also primary contributors to spiritual retreats for adults called Cursillo.
Jenaro loved many things: good food, drink, travel, coin collecting, professional wrestling, family and community history, stories and jokes - lots and lots of jokes. But above all Jenaro lived in faith, and loved his family, especially the love of his life, his lifelong partner, Louella.
Love never dies. The blessings Jenaro received and his generous spirit of joy and love of life and love for us carries forward and spreads outward through our lives and love for others. And our love for him endures.