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Marcelino Ocaña

October 30, 1943 — September 17, 2019

Marcelino Ocaña, age 75 passed away at his sister's home in Burbank, CA following an illness. Jose Marcelino Ocaña was born October 30, 1943 in Puerto De Luna, NM to the home of Francisco and Eufemia (Romero) Ocaña. He grew up in Puerto De Luna and attended St. Rose of Lima Catholic School in Santa Rosa. He graduated from Santa Rosa High School. Marcelino served in the U.S. Army from May 23, 1967 until his honorable discharge on May 22, 1973. He received his training at St. Louis Missouri, transferred overseas and served at Camp Howard, Korea. He was assigned to 55th Ordinance Company, 8th Army. Marcelino was a 50 year member of Laborers International Union of North America, he worked in construction until his retirement. He enjoyed visiting the casinos and also travelled extensively. Marcelino is preceded in death by his father Frank Ocaña on October 3, 1988, his mother Eufemia Ocaña on October 29, 1991, and his younger brother Tony Ocaña on January 29, 1994. Survivors include his siblings, a brother Frank Ocaña Jr., of Albuquerque, seven sisters, Bertha Ocaña of Santa Rosa, NM, Patsy Ocaña of Texas, Cecilia Ocaña of Burbank, CA, Lavinia Ocaña of Santa Fe, Consuelo Ocaña of Santa Fe, Margaret Ocaña of Santa Fe, and Julia Ocaña of Texas. Visitation hours will be Thursday, September 26th from 1pm to 6pm at the Chavez Funeral Home in Santa Rosa. Holy Rosary and the funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 am Friday, September 27, 2019 at Nuestra Señora de Refugio Catholic Church in Puerto De Luna with Father Christopher Bernabe officiating. Interment will follow at Nuestra Señora de Refugio Cemetery. Pallbearers will include Frank Ocaña, Dan Lopez, Joe Lopez, and Manuel Saiz. Honorary bearer is Gene Garcia. A reception will follow at the Blue Hole Convention Center in Santa Rosa. Contributions may be made in memory of Marcelino Ocaña to the Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675. Arrangements are under the direction of Chavez Funeral Home, 923 S. Third Street, Santa Rosa, New Mexico. (575) 472-3369.
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Thursday, September 26, 2019

1:00 - 6:00 pm (Mountain time)

Chavez Funeral Home/Santa Rosa

923 S 3rd St, Santa Rosa, NM 88435

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Rosary and Funeral Mass

Friday, September 27, 2019

10:00 - 11:45 am (Mountain time)

Nuestra Senora Del Refugio

, NM 88435

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