SOCORRO, New Mexico (STPNS) -- Dionicio E.(Lonnie) Zamora, 76, passed away on Monday, Nov. 2, in Socorro.

Lonnie  was born in Magdalena on Sept. 7,1933 to Domingo and Rafelita (Gomez) Zamora.   He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Mary (Baca) Zamora of Socorro; sons, Michael Zamora; and Dennis Valdez, both  of Albuquerque; daughter, Diana Martinez and husband, Roland of Albuquerque; Sisters Manuelita Sedillo of Socorro; and Marcella Sisneros of Albuquerque; granddaughter,Theresa Recio of Albuquerque; Grandson, Anthony Recio of Albuquerque; great granddaughters, Adrianna Recio- Hernandez; and Kassy Recio, both of Albuquerque.

Lonnie was a Socorro Police officer for 15 years and worked as Landfill Supervisor for the City of Socorro until he retired. He retired from the T6 New Mexico National Guard after 23 years of service. Lonnie was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan.

Lonnie is preceded  in death by brothers, Luis Zamora; Tom Zamora; Frank Zamora; and sisters, Mary Chavez; Benita Sedillo; and Sofia Chavez.

A Visitation will be held at Steadman-Hall Funeral  Home on Friday, Nov. 6, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. A Rosary will be recited on Friday, Nov.  6, at 7pm at San Miguel Catholic Church in Socorro. A Mass of Ressurection will be celebrated on Saturday,  Nov. 7, at 9 a.m., at San Miguel Catholic Church  with Father Andy Pavlak as Celebrant.

Burial will take place in the San Miguel Cemetery. Pallbearers are Michael Gonzales, Raymond Gonzales, Albert Chavez, Johnny Sedillo, Anthony Recio, and Frank McQuerry. Honorary Pallbearers are Damascus Smith, and Santos Hernandez.

Arrangements are under the care of Steadman-Hall Funeral Home, 309 Garfield, Socorro. (575) 835-1530.