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Albert M. Vigil


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Albert M. Vigil Obituary
Vigil, Albert M.



Born March 30, 1930 in Lincoln, NM, moved to Gallup, NM then to Albuquerque where he passed away on August 7, 2015.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Eleanor Vigil; two sons, Daniel Vigil and wife Rosemarie and Reno Vigil and his wife Jessica; grandchildren Danielle Vigil, Cristle and Mike Helvie, Melodie and Carlos Ponce, Rico and Desiree Vigil, Alberta Vigil, Joshua and Racheal Vigil, Zoe Roze Vigil, and Vincent Bauer; great-grandchildren, Alexander, Gabriella, Promise, Ariana, Dakota, Androse, Claire, Noah, Evangeline, Rico, Isiah, Noah, Stephenie, Justine, Jimme Anne; one great-great grandchild, Briella; and his sister, Patricia Saavedra.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Elfigo and Emelia Vigil; brothers, Frank, Florence, Emmet and Eddie; and sister Mary Nellie.

Albert was a devout Catholic.

Albert served in the US Army from 1952-1960. When he was in the Army he was a boxer for the US Army in Puerto Rico and also served as a medic. He was also a criminal detective for the Bernalilllo County Sheriff's Dept., then retired from the Albquerque Journal in 1992 where he was a printer/machinist.

After retiring he liked to travel. All his life he loved hunting and fishing and he still liked to go to the casinos.

He loved his dogs Katchi, Little One, Paco and his cat Poopi.

Albert loved his large family and was loved by them very much. We love you and will miss you very much. Yes Grandpa, we will turn off the light. Until we meet again.

As long as I have the love of each of you, I will live life in the Hearts of all of you.
Published in Albuquerque Journal on Jan. 10, 2016
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