1948 – 2023
Benny T. Jaramillo, age 75, passed away peacefully at his home in El Cerro on June 3, 2023.
All services will be held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Peralta beginning at 1 p.m., Sunday, June 11, with a public visitation, followed by a Rosary at 2 p.m.
A final visitation will begin at 9 a.m. on Monday, June 12, with a Funeral Mass to be celebrated at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Cemetery.
Benny is preceded in death by his parents, Max and Lupita Vigil Jaramillo; his daughter, Braylene; granddaughter, Kylee; his brother, Eugene as well as his father-in-law, Jimmy Baca; and brothers-in-law, Jimmy Joe Baca and Lorenzo Otero.
Benny is survived by his wife, Bernadette Jaramillo, of 51 years; his children, Brandy (Patrick Ortiz), Brandon (Annette Baca) and Breanna (Justin Fisher); grandchildren, (Joshua and Isaac Ortiz, Austin Jaramillo, Joshlynn Ortiz and Isabella Ortiz, Bailey Jaramillo, Tyler and Alexandria Fisher and Jackson Jaramillo) and one great-grandchild, (Kadynn Ortiz); his siblings Lillian Otero, Sylvia, Vivian and Freddy Jaramillo (Alma); his mother-in-law, Lillian Baca, his brother-in-law, Dan Baca (Elvia), his sisters-in-law, Jacque (Rodger Haynes) and Lucille (Michael Hernandez); as well as countless nieces, nephews, family members and life-long friends.
Benny was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He was hard-working and always enjoyed a joke (many of which were crafted moments before telling). He loved to go to his kids’ and grandkids’ sporting or school events. He was a pharmacist for more than 45 years. He worked locally at Joe’s, Guggino’s and Walmart.
When he wasn’t working at the pharmacy, he enjoyed his time on his tractor taking care of the vineyard and farming. He enjoyed coaching and mentoring young soccer players for over 30 years. Amongst his proudest coaching moment was winning the Soccer State Cup.
He was a devout Roman Catholic and life-long member of the Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Peralta, where he and Bernadette serve as Mayordomos, Padrinos of the infant baby Jesus, as well as a former member of the Legion of Mary, and a former member of the Knights of Columbus. He served on the Cemetery Committee.
He was devoted to the Blessed Virgin Mary and prayed his daily rosary on behalf of his family and friends.
Pallbearers will be his grandchildren, Joshua, Isaac, Joshlynn and Isabella Ortiz, Austin, Bailey and Jackson Jaramillo, Tyler and Alexandria Fisher; honorary pallbearers are Kadynn Ortiz, Alexis, Alyssa and Ashley Baca, Avery and Andrew Franco.
His love for his family and friends will forever be missed but his memory will always be in our hearts. Details about upcoming services can be found at Romero’s Funeral Home website.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests those who wish to express sympathy to consider making a donation to Our Lady of Guadalupe cemetery committee at ologperalta.org.
Please sign Benny’s online tribute at romerofuneralhomenm.com, Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main St., Belen.
Julia M. Dendinger began working at the VCNB in 2006. She covers Valencia County government, Belen Consolidated Schools and the village of Bosque Farms. She is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists Rio Grande chapter’s board of directors.