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Paul Barabe

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Paul Barabe

Paul Barabe, age 70, it is with heavy hearts, the family of Paul Barabe wishes to inform you of his passing on Saturday, September 30, 2017. Paul was born on October 20, 1946 in Phoenix, AZ to Vertin G. and Margaret Vogel Barabe.

He is survived by his wife, Joni Barabe of 50 years; three children, Jennifer Barabe-Snyder (Tom), Melissa Pacheco (Chris), and Jon-Paul Barabe (Dominica); and grandchildren, Jack, Maggie, Hannah, Campbell, Sophie, Felicia, and Estevan. Paul will be greatly missed by many brothers, sisters, family, friends, and all that knew and loved him. He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, John; his sister, Mary; brother-in-law, Leon Palmisano; and dear friend, Archbishop Robert Sanchez.

Paul Barabe was a veteran of the Vietnam War and recently retired from the Regional Rio Rancho Chamber of Commerce where he served as membership Vice President. He loved spending time with his wife and family.

A Rosary will be recited on Monday, October 9, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. with Mass of Christian burial celebrated on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Church of the Incarnation, 2309 Monterrey Rd NE, Rio Rancho, NM 87144. The Inurnment will take place on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 11:15 a.m. at the Santa Fe National Cemetery, 501 N. Guadalupe St Santa Fe, NM.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Felix Pantry, 4020 Barbara Loop SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124 www.stfelixpantry.org/donate/ Please visit our online guestbook for Paul at

Published in Albuquerque Journal on Oct. 8, 2017
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