Erlinda Mirabal

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Mirabal, Erlinda P.



Erlinda P. Mirabal, Gallup, New Mexico, passed away at her daughter, Marie Castillo's home in Albuquerque on Sunday, 2-12-2017. Her children are Frances Vigil (Tony), Bernadette Martinez, Anthony Mirabal, Edwin Mirabal (Evelyn), Marie Castillo (Andy), Ruben Mirabal (Donna), and Julieanne Gallegos (Fred).

She was preceded in death by her husband Nabor, and daughter Ann Griego. She had 24 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren.

Erlinda was a loyal member of the Third Order of St. Francis since 1946, belonged to The Legion of Mary, and sang with the Choir at Sacred Heart Cathedral. She taught religious education in San Rafael, Gamerco & Gallup. She spent many hours praying & reading her Bible & prayer books every day.

Erlinda was a close friend with Mother Magda and her group of loving nuns, and with every priest she worked with at church.

Erlinda was an avid seamstress, craftsperson, (crochet, embroidery, coloring, & scrap-booking). She has crocheted many afghans, baby sweater sets, & embroidered many towel sets, pillow cases, etc. Erlinda did not like to sit idly.

Published in Albuquerque Journal on Feb. 19, 2017