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Sipio Salas Obituary
Rev. Msgr. Sipio Amadeo Salas

Rev. Msgr. Sipio Amadeo Salas went home to His Lord on Monday, October 16, 2017.

Father Skip, as he was affectionately known, was born in Anton Chico, NM to Frederico Salas and Fidela Sanchez on All Saints Day, November 1, 1925.

He was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Santa Fe on June 3, 1950. He was a "priest's priest", who loved, supported, mentored, taught and trained many of the priests of the Archdiocese. The Super Bowl parties he hosted annually for the priests were infamous.

Msgr. Salas lovingly and faithfully served in the parishes of St. Therese of the Little Flower in Albuquerque, St Joseph in Raton, Sacred Heart in Nambe, St Francis Xavier in Albuquerque, Immaculate Conception in Las Vegas, Our Lady of Fatima in Albuquerque, and retired from Our Lady of Guadalupe in Peralta. He also was a professor at Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary in Santa Fe and served on numerous boards and councils in service of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe and the local communities he served in.

He is survived by his sister, Dulcinea Soria of Bolivia; brothers, Jose Salas and wife Dolly of Villanueva, NM, Herbie Maez and wife Rosalie of Colorado; 15 nieces and nephews and many great nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and his brothers, Fred Salas, Rolando Salas and Floyd Chavez.

A Public Viewing will be held Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 6:00 p.m., followed by a Rosary at 7:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 4020 Lomas Blvd. NE. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Archbishop Emeritus Michael J. Sheehan on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Seminarian Support Fund at the Archdiocese of Santa Fe, 4000 St. Joseph Place NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120.

The family wishes to thank Joann Trujillo, Jennifer Cantrell and Herb and Barb Pluemmer for their many years of love and friendship, along with the many other souls who loved him. We are blessed and eternally grateful for the loving care provided by Naomi and Amber Jojola and the staff at The Garland House. Please visit our online guestbook for Rev. Msgr. Sipio at

Published in Albuquerque Journal from Oct. 18 to Oct. 19, 2017
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