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Orlando J. Lucero

April 12, 1944 — January 10, 2024

Orlando James Lucero, beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, son, and friend, entered into eternal life on January 10, 2024, at the age of 79. Orlando was born and raised in Bernalillo, NM, where he was always surrounded by a great number of loving family and friends. After completing a B.S. in Biology, History, and Political Science from the University of Albuquerque in 1966, and a M.A. in Education in 1971 from the University of New Mexico, he enjoyed a long career as a teacher of History and Political Science, among other subjects, before retiring from the Albuquerque Public Schools. During the first five years of his retirement, he worked as a teacher for the Bureau of Indian Affairs. He then proudly served as Sandoval County Commissioner, District 1 until 2014. He was very active in his local church and community where he served as a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Sheriff's Posse, Board Member of the Town of Bernalillo Public Library, along with many other organizations. He'll be remembered for his ability to make others laugh as well as his unwavering enthusiasm to connect with and help members of his community.

He is survived by his siblings Mary Lucy, Max, Sadie, Christine, their families, as well as his children James, Monica, Robert, Vicki, Melissa, Denise, and their families. The impact of his life and presence will be felt by numerous cousins, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and Godchildren. Orlando was preceded in death by his parents Maximo Lucero and Natividad C. de Baca.

A rosary will be held at 10:00 am followed by Mass at 10:30 am on Saturday, January 20, 2024, at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Bernalillo, New Mexico. Interment will follow at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Cemetery in Bernalillo, NM. His family invites you to a Celebration of Life reception/luncheon at Our Lady of Sorrows parish hall next to the church immediately following the burial.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Knights of Columbus Charities or The Library Martha Liebert Public Library.

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Rosary

Saturday, January 20, 2024

Starts at 10:00 am (Mountain time)

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Mass

Saturday, January 20, 2024

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Graveside Service

Saturday, January 20, 2024

Starts at 11:30 am (Mountain time)

Our Lady of Sorrows Cemetery

315 US-550, Bernalillo, NM 87004

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