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December 17, 1947 ~ January 3, 2024 (age 76) 76 Years Old
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Agapito Orona, age 76 of Hobbs, New Mexico passed away January 03, 2024 at Desert Springs Nursing Home.
Mr. Orona was born December 17, 1947 to Cipriano Orona and Josephine Ornales in Presidio, Texas.
Visitation will be Friday, January 05, 2024 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Calvary Memorial Funeral Home. A prayer vigil will recite at 6:30 p.m.
Memorial Mass will be held Saturday, January 06, 2024 at 10 a.m. at St. Helena Catholic Church with Deacon Tony Dominguez officiating. Cremation will take place a later date.
Agapito is survived by his daughter; Denise Cobos and husband Alonzo of Hobbs. Two sisters; Olivia and Dora. Four brothers; Oscar, Joe, Leroy, and Cipriano Jr. Four grandchildren; Brianna Hernandez and husband Fabian, Israel (Chato) Serrano, Alonso Cobos Jr., and Stephanie Contreras and husband Tito all of Hobbs. Twelve great-grandchildren; Aniya, Alijah, X'avien, Araliz, George, Angelina, Daniella, Nevaeh, Nemiah, Nevadan, Nezirah, and Nadia all of Hobbs.
Agapito was preceded in death by his wife Lillie Orona. Parents; Cipriano and Josephine Orona. Two sons; Gilbert Chavez and Victor Contreras. Sister; Manuela Orona.
Agapito will forever be loved and cherished by his family and loved ones. He met the love of his life Lillie in 1990 and they spent 30 wonderful years together. Agapito never met a stranger and was always willing to lend a helping hand and would make conversation with everyone. A few things that Agapito loved was fishing, hunting, watching all the cooking shows, and more the anything spending time with his grandchildren. If you didn't know where he was you knew he would be fishing with his grandchildren or hanging out with his best friend Pancho. Agapito watched all the cooking channels and even wrote down all the recipes but never did cook them, in fact Pancho would be the one who cooked for them, but that's what best friends are for. Agapito will be truly missed by all of his family and his memory will be cherished forever.
Funeral services are under the direction of Calvary Memorial Funeral Home of Hobbs, New Mexico.