Manuel "Felix" Lujan

MANUEL LUJAN Manuel "Felix" Lujan joined our lord on Tuesday, May 6th, after a lengthy illness. His was surrounded by his loving family at the time of his death. Felix was born in Espanola on April 10, 1943 to Sevedeo and Ascencion Lujan. He is preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Cordelia Long and Martha Lujan, brothers, Jose Noe, Benny, Toby Wilfred, baby Lujan, and one son baby Shaun. He is survived by his wife, Carla, sons, Ryan (Dora Marquez), Anthony Joseph (wife, Angel), Patrick "Trico" (fianc‚e, Erica Martinez), daughter, Marie (husband, Daniel Jaramillo) and Sharon Kilkenny, the mother of his children. He is also survived by brothers, Sevedeo "Goofy" (wife, Jackie), Antonio Jose (wife, Rose), Tobias James (wife, Elizabeth), and sister-in-law Florence Lujan. He is also survived by his brother-in-law, William Long, who raised Felix and Toby, as his own, after their father's death. He has ten grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his in-laws, Vincent and Grace Padilla, sister-in-law Debbie Lopez and husband Edward, and brother in-law Vincent Padilla Jr. Felix was a member of the St. Michael's High School legendary "Mighty Midgets". He served in the United States Army and fought in the Vietnam War where he served as Artillery Sargent. He was a recipient of the Bronze Star medal for bravery. He was an avid Pittsburgh Steeler fan, loved Elvis Presley and enjoyed outdoor activities with his family and best friends John Smith and compadre, Carlos Segura. His most memorable times were spent with his wife in Las Vegas, Nevada. Public viewing will take place on Monday, May 12th at 4:30 pm at Berardinelli Funeral Home. The Rosary will follow on Monday, May 12th at the Sacred Heart Church in Espanola at 7 pm. Doors will open at 6:30 pm. Catholic services will be held at Cristo Rey Catholic Church (Canyon Road) in Santa Fe at 12:30 pm on Tuesday, May 13th , followed by burial at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. Berardinelli Family Funeral Service, 1399 Luisa Street Santa Fe, NM 87505. (505) 984-8600. Please sign our guestbook for the family at: www.berardinellifuneralhome.com

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Berardinelli Family Funeral Service
1399 Luisa Street Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 984-8600
Published in Santa Fe New Mexican from May 11 to May 12, 2014