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Mary Velasquez


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Velasquez, Mary Elsie



Mary Elsie Velasquez, age 74, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and sister passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on December 2, 2016. Elsie was born in Raton, New Mexico on November 29, 1942 to Benjamin and Tillie Padilla.

She is preceded in death by both parents, son Michael, and grandsons Jason, Benjamin, Daniel, and Kevin Velasquez, and her brother, Eddie Padilla. Elsie is survived by her husband Jose M. Velasquez, sons Frank Velasquez, John Velasquez, Randy Velasquez and wife Melissa, and daughter Elisa "Tillie" Velasquez and fiance Amador Olguin.

She is also survived by brothers Ernie Padilla, Manuel and wife Crusita Padilla, and Sister Rosalie Espinosa and husband Lawrence. Elsie is also survived by her grandchildren Christian, Desiree, and Joshua Tafoya, Jude, and Anthony Olguin, Monique Parks, and Isaac, Kara, and Briana Aguilar and great-grandchildren, Owen, Zane, Lucy, and Dominico.

A memorial service will be held December 14, 2016 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 1860 Griegos Road NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107. Rosary will be at 8:00am with a mass following at 9:00am. Immediately following the mass, procession to Mt. Calvary, 1900 Edith NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102, to lay Mary Elsie in her final resting place. Reception to follow at the Our Lady of Guadalupe Church hall.

Our fearless leader will forever be in our hearts.
Published in Albuquerque Journal from Dec. 11 to Dec. 13, 2016
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