Joe Chavez

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  • "Rest in peace fito you will be missed our deepest sympathy..."
  • "Rest in Peace Fito. From all the Jack Martinez Family. God..."
    - Jimmy Martinez
  • "May God Bless Fito. Fito was one of my favorite cousins. I..."
    - Jimmy Martinez
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Chavez, Joe "Fito"

Our father, Joe "Fito" Chavez, age 71, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away Friday, February 17, 2017.

Mr. Chavez is survived by his children, LoriAnn Vargas and husband, Sammy and Lee Ann Gallegos and husband, Jon; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother, Bernie Chavez; sisters, Ramona Turrietta and Christine Gonzales; along with many nieces, nephews and Godchildren who loved him very much. He was preceded in death by his parents, Herculano and Frances Chavez; son, Rudy Jaramillo; and sister, Mable Contreras.

Fito served in U.S. Army for three years. He was loved and will be deeply missed.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Thursday, March 2, 2017, 9:00 a.m., at Holy Family Catholic Church, 562 Atrisco Dr. SW. A Committal Service with military honors will follow at 3:00 p.m. at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Please visit our online guestbook for Fito at

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Holy Family Church
562 Atrisco Dr SW
Albuquerque, NM 87105
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Published in Albuquerque Journal on Feb. 26, 2017