Alberto Nunez Laid To Rest After Island’s First State Funeral
A state funeral is a public funeral ceremony, observing the strict rules of protocol, held to honor people of national significance. This honor was bestowed to Don Alberto "Beto" Nuñez, who was the fifth Mayor of San Pedro Town and who served for two terms. Don Beto, as he was popularly called, died on December 8, 2017, at the age of 83.
Members of the San Pedro Police force provided the Guard of Honor and Pall Bearers were members of the San Pedro PUP Marshals. The Belize flag covered and decorated the coffin and a PUP flag led the procession from the Seventh Day Adventist Church to St. Peter's Cemetery.
A very warm and solemn service was held at the Adventist Church with singing by Jackie Halliday, Dora Gonzalez, and Ezequiel Gomez. Prayers and sermon were delivered by Pastor Ernesto Barahona. Mayor Daniel Guerrero of San Pedro offered condolences and reflections on the contributions to Don Beto and a grandson Andres "Andy" Nunez delivered a heartwarming eulogy.
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