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Cecilia Abraham, 93, passed away October 31, 2013, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. A longtime resident of El Paso, she was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Anees Abraham of El Paso. She was the granddaughter of a Civil War Veteran, Domenico Luchini who founded Derry, NM, where she was born. She retired from the National Park Service where she assisted in the establishment of the Chamizal National Memorial. Cecilia is survived by her daughters Denise Abraham and Susan Abraham and grandson James Santaguida, all of Albuquerque; sister Celia Bencomo (Celso); brother Adolfo Gonzales of Santa Cruz, Bolivia, many nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends. Cecilia was the subject of two books written by her daughters, "Cecilia's Year" and "Surprising Cecilia," published by Cinco Puntos Press. The family extends sincere thanks to Zia Hospice and Father Tim Schumacher of Albuquerque. Cecilia's life will be celebrated at a later date.

Published in El Paso Times from Nov. 9 to Nov. 16, 2013
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