Hernando Betancur Jr.


Hernando De Jesus Betancur Jr. (AKA Nando BKA Jr.) was born on 3/15/1984. He lived in Chelsea most of his life and in surrounding cities. Jr. was an honest, hardworking, loyal, dedicated person since he was a young man. Always very responsible and reliable. Even as a very young father, he took those responsibilities very serious and at heart. He grew into a very rare man that was a loving devoted husband and active, caring, encouraging, father. To know Junior, to REALLY know Jr. is to know that there is no one like him. PERIOD!! He isn’t great because he passed, and “everyone” is great when they pass. He is great because of who he was, what he did, what he didn’t do, how he did things, and why he did things. He was fearless and stood up for who and what he believed in, then topped it off with dedicating his whole life to his family, willingly lovingly, and happily. He passed away at the young age of 38 years after battling brain cancer for over 2 years. Even during his battle, he kept a brave face and used every ounce of energy to continue to love and be with his family. He passed away peacefully and painlessly at home with none other than his wife and kids. His love, spirit, and crazy stories will live on through his family and friends. He will be forever loved and never forgotten. Junior is survived by:

Wife- Takara Betancur

Children- Kaylum Betancur, Xylise Betancur, Zyana Betancur, and Donnell Skeen 

Siblings- Susan Morales, Anthony Morales, John Betancur, Amanda Betancur, Carolina Machuka, Estefania Betancur, and Christian Betancur

Sister-in-laws- Diana Betancur, Dianna Colon, and Valerie Fields

Brother-in-laws- Santos Fields, Pedro Fields, Sandro Colon, and Michael Fields

As well as many nephews, nieces, extended family and friends. 

Services will be held on Tuesday November 22, 2022 at Boston Cremation located at 287 Main St. Malden, MA 02148 from 9am-11am. 

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  1. Pedro fields on November 18, 2022 at 10:10 am

    Love you and miss you so much bro bro straight warrior always in my heart and the family always left with with a big smile everytime i was blessed spent time with you love you bro bro💯🥰💪🏼



  2. Lisa and Benjamin on November 18, 2022 at 10:22 am

    Love you Nando so much – until we meet again 🖤🖤🖤

    We are heartbroken



  3. Laurie Smillie on November 18, 2022 at 12:46 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Cara may Jr. rest in Heavenly Peace



  4. Therese lee on November 18, 2022 at 1:47 pm

    Our love is with each and every one of you.. we cannot express the sorrow we feel for all of you…
    We are praying 🙏 for all of you …
    Our hearts are broken bcuz Nando was a cool, Chill, down to earth man….
    Our love to your family ..

    To my daughter TAKARA
    .. IM ALWAYS HERE ..AND I LOVE YOU ❤️ ALWAYS AND I WILL NOT ABANDON YOU..



  5. David r Hobbs Sr on November 20, 2022 at 10:34 am

    Hello to all your family, I am a friend of the family, Grandfather of one. I really love you all!!! (The Man) (Hernando) a true father he has been, you will be missed but not forgotten…they know you will always be watching over them. May God bless you and yours…….



  6. John Betancur on November 20, 2022 at 10:15 pm

    A great father figure. Never cut corners to get to where he was at. A real family man, and great dad. You’ll always be missed big bro



  7. Billy Capel on November 21, 2022 at 4:41 am

    He was The Real True Meaning of a Friend & Brother!!! I can’t express the sorry in my head but the Happiness in my heart will live forever of Nando. To Takara & Kids and the Family just know he lives on in us all cause he was a part of us All. To GOD BE THE GLORY💜🙏🏿✝️🙏🏿💜



  8. Gloria Cepeda on November 22, 2022 at 8:18 am

    I’m going to miss your smiles my big boy. 🙏🙏🙏🙏..



  9. Takara Betancur on November 27, 2022 at 3:12 am

    To my big, beautiful, handsome, incredible, strong husband. There are no words to express the hurt, the sorrow, the pain, the void, the emptiness of you being taken from us. We can only do as you wanted us to, stick together, love each other and try not to hurt. It’s not easy!! It’s even harder than most people have to go through because of who you are and what we are missing. You will NEVER be forgotten (even though I always said never say never) we love you more than life itself and miss you more than we can express. Please stay with us and watch over us. I’ll be waiting for you in my dreams. Our bond is too strong to break!! Always your wife and best friend 💕🥰



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