Vicente Jose “VJ” Gomez also known as “Big V,” joined his grandparents Albert S. Gomez, Dora A. Gomez, and Arthur A. Abeyta along with his cousins Kevin Gomez and Victoria Peralta in eternal life on August 1, 2020. Vicente, 39, was born March 3, 1981 and is survived by his parents Viola M. Abeyta and Ronald C. Gomez Sr.; sister Andrea N. Gomez; brother Ronald C. Gomez Jr.; aunts Genevieve Gomez, Dolores Gomez, Patricia (and uncle Rudy) Balinbin, Carolina Peralta, Lorraine Abeyta, and Patsy Abeyta; niece Alexa Howard; nephew Xavier Gomez-Cordova; cousins Rosela Balinbin, Marcia Balinbin, Teresa (and Stephen) Calderon, Joseph Chavez, Amanda Valdez, Ashley Chavez, Anthony Abeyta, Joy Balinbin, and Abel Calderon; grandmother Mary R. Abeyta; and his best friends.
Vicente was a football player for DeVargas middle school and Santa Fe High School. Vicente graduated with his Associates Degree from NMSU in 2012 but lived most of his life in Santa Fe. “Big V” was always the life of any room and spent his life surrounding himself with his family and friends. Vicente was passionate about philosophy, underground hip-hop, and Taoism. Vicente was also a huge fan of graffiti art, video gaming, muscle cars, the 49ers, and cats. Big V was a people person and he loved his work as a bartender for the F.O.E. “VJ” had a huge heart of gold, is loved dearly, will be missed forever and never forgotten.
Services will be held, Saturday, August 22, 2020 at Santa Maria de La Paz Catholic Community. The rosary will begin at 9:30am followed by a funeral mass at 10am. Live-stream is available for these services at https://twitter.com/SMDLPaz. He will be laid to rest at Rosario Cemetery at 11:15am. Memorial Services are limited due to COVID-19 restrictions. Please contact Andrea Gomez, for details.