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Meliton Vigil Jr.


1931 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Meliton Vigil Jr. Obituary
Vigil, Meliton "Mel" Jr.



Our so loved Meliton "Mel" Vigil, age 84, born September 11, 1931 in Manzano, NM passed away February 21, 2016 in Albuquerque. He has gone to rest in the loving arms of our Lord.

He was preceded in death by his parents Meliton Sr. and Maria Vigil; parents in-law Jose Trinidad "Anton Chico" and Monica Velasquez; sister Carmelita Chavez; and brothers Venancio "Benny" and Santiago "Jimmy" Vigil.

He is survived by the love of his life, his wife of 37 years, Lizzie Vigil; son Phillip Tapia and daughter Dora Tapia; grandchildren Chris, Lauren, Phillip Jr., and Angelica; great-grandchildren Raina, Jocelyne, and Jeremiah; In-laws Ernestine Vigil, Mike and Mary Velasquez, and Jerry Velasquez; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Mel served honorably in the U.S. Army in the Korean War era. He retired from the City of Albuquerque Water Dept. in 1984.

He loved hunting, fishing, camping, and traveling in his motor home.

He was a wonderful husband and a loving father and grandfather.

Rosary will be held Thursday, February 25, 2016 7:00pm at Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th St NW. Funeral services will take place Friday, February 26, 2016 11:00am at San Jose De Duranes Mission, 2110 Los Luceros Rd NW with burial to follow at The Santa Fe National Cemetery at 3:00pm. Following the burial, a reception will be held at the Post 100 at 424 Candelaria NW.
Published in Albuquerque Journal on Feb. 24, 2016
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