Joe F. Lucero

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Lucero, Joe F.

Joe F. Lucero went to be with the Lord on January 16, 2017.

Joe is survived by his beloved wife Rita Lucero; daughter Rosanna Lucero-Torrez; son-in-law Michael Torrez; grandchildren Lauren Lefthand (Daniel), Mark Torrez; two brothers and one sister.

Joe was preceded in death by his beloved son Lawrence and daughter Juliette; his parents Alberto and Antonia Lucero; sisters, Katherine Madrid, Lydia Garcia and brother Antonio Lucero.

Joe retired from the Air Force in 1970 and moved his family to Albquerque to ensure quality education for his special needs daughter Julie. Joe served as interim director for Programs for Children at UNM, and then ended his career as Chief of Probation with the Metroplitan Courts.

Joe loved the mountains of beautiful New Mexico, especially Pecos, where he and Rita built a cabin.

Rosary will be held at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Celebration of Life Memorial Mass at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at Sangre de Cristo Catholic Church, 8901 Candelaria Rd NE, Albuquerque. Private interment, for family only, will be held at a later date at the Santa Fe National Cemetery.

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Sangre De Cristo Catholic Chr
8901 Candelaria Rd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87112
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Published in Albuquerque Journal on Jan. 22, 2017