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Joe N. Apodaca


1928 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Joe N. Apodaca Obituary
Apodaca, Joe N.



Joe N. Apodaca was born on April 29, 1928 to Salomon Apodaca and Maggie Montoya Apodaca in Socorro, NM. He passed away on December 24, 2015 in Albuquerque, NM surrounded by his family.

Joe is survived by his daughter, Sylvia, son-in-law, John Maruffi; grandchildren, Joe N. and Maria Maruffi, Joe's fiancee, Melissa Martinez, Maria's husband, Anthony Okamura; nieces, nephews and friends. Joe was preceded in death by his mother and father; brothers and sisters, Lucy Chavez, Ray Apodaca, Julia Montoya, Primi Apodaca, Arthur Apodaca and Pat Apodaca.

Joe was honored to have been a supervisor at Sandia National Laboratories for 41 years and 9 months, 1949 through 1991. He took great pride in sharing in the lives and accomplishments of his grandchildren, enjoyed golfing, watching his beloved Dallas Cowboys, and meeting the crew at McDonald's for coffee and lively discussion of how to solve the problems of the world.

A Rosary was recited Tuesday, December 29, 2015, 6:00 p.m., at FRENCH - Wyoming. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at Risen Savior Catholic Church, 7701 Wyoming Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109. Burial will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 7999 Wyoming Blvd. NE. Pallbearers will be Joe N. Maruffi, Anthony Okamura, Greg Joyner, John Monget, Rudy Chavez, and Darrell McKnight. Honorary pallbearers include all of Joe's nieces and nephews. The family would like to extend an invitation to join them in celebrating Joe's life at Mario's Ristorante following the services.

Joe's family would like to express their deepest appreciation to those special caregivers at Elmcroft Assisted Living facility and the highly supportive staff of Hospice of New Mexico for their compassion and care. Please visit our online guestbook for Joe at www.FrenchFunerals.com.

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Published in Albuquerque Journal on Dec. 29, 2015
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