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Modesto Cisneros, age 92

OBITUARY: Modesto Cisneros

Modesto Cisneros, age 92, a resident of Questa, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his devoted family on February 7, 2022. He was preceded in death by his loving wife Rosita and son James; parents Francisco and Corina Cisneros; brothers Frank, Fabian (Pressy), and Jose Cisneros, and sister Josie (Gilbert) Gonzales; nephews Earl Gonzales, and daughter Clarrisa, and David Cisneros.


Modesto proudly served his country in the US Army from 1951 to 1953. He received a Korean Service Medal with two bronze service stars and was also a combat medic while in the Korean War.


He is survived by his children Joyce (Elias) Romero, Jeanette (John) Purcell, Jova (Norman) Sanchez, and Janice Cisneros; grandchildren Brian, Michael and Marcus Romero, Ramona and Joaquin Sanchez, Nicholas, Tito, and Tiffany Cisneros; great-grandchildren Jacob and Isaac Romero, and Averi Rose Sanchez, numerous nieces and nephews, and grand-dogs. He is also survived by his brothers Stanley (Fabbie), Levi (Gail), Flavio, Richard (Vickie), and sister Irene Cisneros, sisters-in-law Irene and Maryanne Cisneros, and Carol Quintana. Rosary was recited on Tuesday February 15, followed by the Mass of Christian burial at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Questa with burial at the Pueblito Cemetery. The family of Modesto Cisneros has entrusted the care of their loved one to DeVargas Funeral Home of Taos.