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Max T. Tafoya


1927 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
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Tafoya, Max T.

1927 - 2016



Max T. Tafoya, age 89, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 26, 2016. He was born in Belen, NM, to Polito and Florence Tafoya on January 21, 1927. Max worked for the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad for 48 years. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus for over 60 years and was also a member of the Moose Lodge.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Polito and Florence Tafoya; wife, Mary Llala (Johnson) Tafoya; brothers, Herman, Ross, and Eloy Tafoya; brother-in-law, Raymond Bernal; and Mary Lou Harmening.

Max is survived by his three children, Patrick Tafoya and his wife, Nancy, Miguel Tafoya and his wife, Mandy, and Cynthia Tafoya and Jerome Weger; sister, Lorena; brothers, John and his wife, Margaret, Gilbert and his wife, Jane; and sisters-in-law, Flora, Emma, and Vangie. He is also survived by four grandchildren and eight great- grandchildren. He was particularly blessed by the loving care provided to him by his granddaughter, Levonn.

All services will be held at Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church on Wednesday, March 2, 2016. A viewing will begin at 10:30 a.m., with a rosary to be recited at 11:30 a.m. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 12:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Our Lady of Belen Memorial Gardens. Please sign Max's online tribute at www.romerofuneralhomenm.com Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main St. Belen, NM.
Published in Albuquerque Journal on Feb. 28, 2016
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