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RICHARD J. PELL

RICHARD J. PELL Richard J. Pell was called to be with his wife on December 14, 2012. He died peacefully at the Kingston Center in Santa Fe, NM. Richard is preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Mary Pellegrino; his loving wife Marjorie Ann Pell, Granddaughter Denise Susan Griego and Great-Grandson Justin Richard Delval. Richard is survived by his five children and their spouses: Pam Lenhard (George), Jack Pell, Bob Pell (Lani), Gini Griego (Robert), Margie Sena (Daniel), as well as 13 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Richard was born on November 2, 1920 in New York and adopted by Jack and Mary Pellegrino. There he lived and met his wife, Marjorie and began his family. Richard served his country as a sailor in the Navy. In the 1960s he took a leap of faith when he relocated his family from New York to Las Cruces, NM. This is where he helped Grumman build the Lunar Excursion Module for NASA. After completion of this work in 1973 Richard once again moved his family this time to Santa Fe. Here is where he started the very first Taco Bell franchise in the city. Richard worked to grow the company and expand it to include 2 restaurants in Santa Fe and one in Espanola. He made several contributions to the city with his work and donations. Richard retired and lived out his life in Santa Fe. Serving as Pallbearers are: Bill Delval, Mike Pell, Dan Pell, Rick Pell, Ryan Pell, Jake Sena and Thomas Griego, with Honorary Pallbearers, Sean Delval, Richie Pell, Josh Pell, and Robert Pell. Please join the family in prayer, a rosary will be said on Thursday December 20th at 7 p.m. at McGee Memorial Chapel. A Catholic Mass will be held in his honor on Friday December 21st at 10 a.m. at St. Francis Basilica and a burial following the mass at Rosario Cemetery. Then join the family for a reception at McGee Memorial Chapel. The Pell family thanks Father Arthur J. Jakobiak for his friendship and love shown to our father, grandfather and family throughout the years. 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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