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Gonzales, Francisco "Kiko"

Francisco "Kiko" Gonzales, passed from this life on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at his home.

Francisco was preceded in death by his wife, Carmen Gonzales; and his son, Malcom Gonzales.

He is survived by his daughter, Elizabeth Gonzales Pimentel and her husband, Robert A. Pimentel; son, Maurice F. Gonzales; daughter, Elaine C. Gonzales; daughter, Emily C. Lucero and her husband, John Lucero. Francisco is also survived by his brothers,Filomeno Gonzales, Tony Gonzales and his wife, Anita, Max Gonzales and his wife, Priscilla; and sister, Gloria Salazar and her husband, Ronald; and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be grandson, Lawrence Gonzales; granddaughters, Angela Lucero, Catherine Lucero, Marie Lucero; great granddaughter, Shiloh Gonzales; and great-great grandson, Nathaniel Bowman.

Francisco was born in Magdalena, NM to Antonio and Tibercia Gonzales and moved to Albuquerque with his family as a young boy. During World War II, Francisco served in the US Navy on mine sweepers (the USS Pioneer and the USS Competent) in the Asiatic-Pacific and earned a Victory Medal. He worked 45 years for the Santa Fe Railroad as a master machinist. Francisco was a hard worker with a big heart, an easy going nature, and a friendly smile. He enjoyed fishing, playing pool, eating a good meal, and listening to guitar music. He was a devoted son, husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend. He will always remain in our hearts.

The Rosary will be recited Thursday, September 22, 2016, 6:00 p.m. at FRENCH - Lomas. Mass will be celebrated Friday, September 23, 2016, 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 4020 Lomas Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110. Interment will follow the Mass at Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery on Edith NE. Please visit our online guest book for Francisco at


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Published in Albuquerque Journal on Sept. 18, 2016
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