Gemma O. Roselli

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Roselli, Gemma O.


Gemma O. Roselli, age 74, born and raised in Belen, NM, also a lifelong resident of Valencia County started her walk in grace and beauty with our Lord and family on June 1, 2017.

She was a member of Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church. Gemma was a staunch Democrat and Public official. Her prized career was an Assessor for Valencia County from 1978-1986. She also volunteered for the domestic violence shelter, helped with the Children's Trust Fund, and was also on the board of directors for VIA. Gemma was well known in the Democratic Party. She worked closely with Governor Bill Richardson in bettering her beloved Valencia County. Gemma embraced the community her entire life. In doing so she made many life-long friends.

Gemma was preceded in death by her son, Quin Sanchez; her parents, Ramon and Dora Ortega; brothers, Michael Storey and David Ortega.

She is survived by her devoted children, Damon Sanchez, Felicia Nieto and husband, Charles and Thera Sanchez; grandchildren, Caitlyn Padilla and husband, Michael Ray, Ryan Lucero and Isabella Nieto; one great- grandson on the way; brother, B. Paul Ortega and wife, Diana; sister-in-law, Barbara; along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.

A very special thank you to life-long friends, Margo, Sally and Viola. We want to express gratitude to Heartland Hospice, namely, Jenny and Laura; also Dr. Bello, Megan Gorst and Paula with Presbyterian Complete Care.

In Lieu of flowers the family requests a donation be made to the , 9500 Montgomery Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112, in Gemma's name.

All services will be held at Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church on Wednesday, June 7, 2017. A visitation will begin at 10:30 a.m., with a Rosary to be recited at 11:30 a.m., and a Funeral Mass to be celebrated at 12:00 p.m. Interment will follow at of Belen Memorial Gardens.

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Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main St. Belen, NM.

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Published in Albuquerque Journal on June 4, 2017
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