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Demetrio Zuniga, Sr.
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Obituary for Demetrio Zuniga, Sr.

Demetrio Zuniga Sr., a long-time resident of Hereford, Texas passed away on March 25th at the age of 71.

There will be a visitation Tuesday, March 27th from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm in the Rose Chapel at Hereford Heritage Funeral Home. The Rosary will be recited at 6:30 pm.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be on Wednesday, March 28th at 11:00 am at San Jose Catholic Church. Father Jose Ramon Molina will be the celebrant. Burial will follow at St. Anthony’s Catholic Cemetery.

Demetrio Zuniga Sr was born on December 22nd, 1946 in Vallehermoso, Mexico to Nicolasa Martinez and Magdaleno Zuniga. He met the love of his life, Maria A. Zuniga and moved to Hereford, Texas in 1957. After moving to Hereford, Maria and Demetrio married on December 18th, 1966 at St Anthony’s Catholic Church.

Demetrio worked as a truck driver, and in his free time he loved to fish, camp, and feed his many pets. He was known for his glowing smile and playful behavior, but most of all he was known for the love he shared with his family. Demetrio in his free time helped the San Jose Church with bingo for 20 years, when it was the San Jose labor camp mission.

Demetrio Zuniga is preceded in death by his parents, his three daughters Marta, Josephina, and Angelita Zuniga, and by his sister Irene Riojas.

He leaves behind his wife Maria, as well as his siblings Isidra Constancio and husband Joel, Sylvia Rueda, and Rafael Zuniga and wife Esther Mendoza. Surviving him as well are his children Gracie Zuniga of Alamogordo, New Mexico, Roberto Rodriguez of Oklahoma, Demetrio Zuniga Jr. of Big Spring, Texas, Laurie and husband Joe R. Martinez, Veronica Barron and husband Juan, Lisa Martinez, and Marivel Zuniga and husband Rene Rodriguez, all of Hereford, Texas. Mr. Zuniga will also be missed by his 20 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren who love him greatly.


Services are under the direction of Hereford Heritage Funeral Home.


Previous Events

Visitation

Tuesday

27

Mar

10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Hereford Heritage Funeral Home

411 E. 6th Street
Hereford, TX 79045

Rosary to be recited at 6:30 pm

Mass of Christian Burial

Wednesday

28

Mar

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
San Jose Catholic Church

735 Brevard Street
Hereford, Texas 79045

Father Molina will be the celebrant.

Graveside

Wednesday

28

Mar

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
St Anthony's Catholic Cemetery

402 Ranger St
Hereford, TX 79045

Father Molina will be presiding.

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