Jose B. Velasquez, Sr. "uncle Bunny", age 80, beloved father, grandfather, and brother, passed away peacefully, Thursday, May 5, 2016. He was born in Santa Rosa, NM and was a resident of Albuquerque, NM. Jose enjoyed golfing and in his spare time occasionally going to the casino. He was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Janette P. Velasquez.
Jose is survived by his daughter, Jeaninne Ortiz and husband, Johnny; son, Jeffrey Velasquez and wife Larissa; Five grandchildren, Jose Velasquez, III and girlfriend Yvette; Jeremy and fiancé Celeste, Julianna and boyfriend Dan, Erik, and Adrian; Three great-grandchildren, Earl, Savannah and Hope. Also surviving are his sisters, Agnes Martinez (Carmen Rodriguez), Cecilia Strader, Georgianna Wheeler and husband Don and Evelyn Garcia; a special angel, Antoinette Vallejos and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Jose will be greatly missed by his loving family and by those whose lives he touched.
Visitations will be Sunday, May 8, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at St. Therese Catholic Church, 3424 Fourth Street NW, where a Rosary will be recited at 6:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday at 9:00 a.m. also at the Church. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jose Velasquez III, Jeremy Ortiz, Erik Velasquez, Adrian Velasquez, Edward Strader and Tomas Garcia. Honorary Pallbearers will be Manuel Padilla, Carmen Rodriquez, Charles Sandoval, Don Wheeler and Raymond Mora.
Jose's care is entrusted to:
Daniels Family Funeral Service
9420 Fourth St. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87114