Michael Gonzales

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Gonzales, Michael Raymond



Michael Raymond Gonzales passed away unexpectedly on March 10, 2017 from diabetes complications. Mike was born on August 26, 1960 to Raymond & Grace Gonzales in Albuquerque and was a life-long resident.

He was a 1978 graduate of Valley High School. While attending Valley he played trumpet for Los Enamorados and was a founding member of the original Red Wine band. He was an accomplished musician playing trumpet, guitar, keyboard and loved to sing.

Mike was an avid Broncos fan and would attend the games with his brother-in-law Chris.

He worked in the printing industry for many years until his health became an issue.

Mike was preceded in death by his parents Raymond and Grace Gonzales; infant brother; two sisters Rosalie Ann Gonzales and Elizabeth Barreras; Grandparents Jose & Eduvigen Mares.

He is survived by his children Monica Fajardo (Aaron) of Garland, TX, Michael Gonzales (Nicole), Marc Gonzales (Angelica) of Albuquerque; Grandchildren Britteny Fajardo & Gilbert Fajardo of Garland, TX, AJ, Cisco & Leondra Gonzales of Albuquerque; two sisters Margie Pacheco (Chris), Shirley Gonzales (Tony Chambers) of Albuquerque; nieces & nephews Kenneth Pacheco, Marissa Pacheco, Nathan Gonzales, Jacob, Joseph & Angelic Chambers of Albuquerque; 2 aunts Dora Solano of Canon City, CO & Minnie Gurule of Bernal, NM.

We love & miss you more than you will ever know.

Services will be held on Friday, March 24, 2017 at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church (4th & Alameda NW). Rosary will be recited at 8AM, Mass at 9AM followed by the burial at Mount Calvary Cemetery 1900 Edith NE.

Published in Albuquerque Journal on Mar. 23, 2017