Frank Marcello Contreras, “Bucky”, 67 of Silver City passed away March 6, 2020 at Memorial Medical Center in Las Cruces surrounded by his family.
Visitation will be held from 9 to 9:30 am on Friday, March 13, 2020 at Baca’s Funeral Chapel. The Recitation of the Holy Rosary will follow at 9:30. The Funeral Liturgy will be at 10:30 am at St. Francis Newman Center Parish with Father Bartholomew Ezenwelem officiating. At the family’s request, cremation will follow. Serving as pallbearers will be DeMarcus Contreras, Frank “JR” Contreras, Michael Contreras Jr., Isaac Castillo, Roger Romero, Gabriel Ortega, Robert Martinez Jr. and Armando Amaya. Honorary bearers will be Brandon Bencomo, Steven Waine and his nieces and nephews.
“Bucky”, as he was affectionately known was born October 4, 1952 in Los Angeles, CA to Ben “Venti” and Guadalupe “Lupe” Martinez. He moved from Los Angeles to Silver City when he was 19 years old. He loved the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. He and his father, Venti, owned and operated B & B Towing. When Bucky wasn’t working, he sponsored youth sports, and coached little league and Pop Warner. Anyone who knew Bucky knew he was an avid Dallas Cowboy and Los Angeles Dodger fan. Listening to oldies music is only one of the many things that Bucky will be missed for. He will never be forgotten.
Bucky is survived by his father, Ben “Venti” Martinez of Deming; the mother of his children; three sons, Steven Bencomo of Silver City, Frank "Tweety" (Shannon) Contreras of Arenas Valley, and Michael (Stephanie) Contreras of Arenas Valley; one daughter, Sonia Castillo of Silver City; one brother, Benny Martinez (Denise) of Tucson. Also surviving Bucky are 17 grandchildren, and six great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother Lupe Martinez; a son, Mark Contreras; brother, Robert Contreras, and a granddaughter, Ashley Castillo.
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