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Passed Away On: 2017-05-08 00:00:00

Hilarion A. Guaracha, a life long resident of San Benito County, suddenly passed on Sunday, May 7th at the age of 85. Hilarion moved to California in 1958 and lived in San Juan Bautista and Hollister. He worked for Cal-Turf Sod Company for over 30 years until he retired at the age of 72. After retirement, he did not stop, as he spent most of his time caring for and being a chauffeur for many of his grandkids. He would often be seen on his daily morning walk alone or with one of his 3 dogs, visiting family and friends as well as caring for many of his backyard fruit trees.
Hilarion was preceded in death by the love of his life, Alejandrina Guaracha who passed away in 2001, having been married for over 40 years. He is survived by 5 sons and 4 daughters (chronological order) Javet Guaracha, Heath Guaracha, Nash Guaracha, Nora Guaracha-Brady, Tony Guaracha, Connie Guaracha-Herndon, Eddie Guaracha, Cathy Guaracha and Adriana Guaracha. His legacy also lives on with 17 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Hilarion is also survived by his siblings, Baltazar Guaracha, Osvaldo Ramirez, Carmen Melgoza, Moises Ramirez and Barbara Moreno.
The Rosary will be held on Thursday, May 11th at 7:00 PM at Black Cooper Sander Funeral Home, 363 7th Street in Hollister. The Mass will be on Friday, May 12th at Mission San Juan Bautista at 11:00 AM with interment following the Mass at San Juan District Cemetery.