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Leopoldo Maese

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Leopoldo Maese, 67, passed away Wednesday, March 26, 2008, in Las Cruces. He was born March 17, 1941, in Alamogordo to Leopoldo and Carmen (Martinez) Maese. He was a proud veteran who enjoyed talking about his days with the Airborne. He enjoyed taking trips to the casino. He will be greatly missed and will forever be in our hearts.
Survivors include wife Lucy Maese, of the family home; daughter Carmen Ballesteros (Maese); sons Ralph Maese and Abie Maese; grandchildren Desiree Ballesteros, Candice Ballesteros, Christine Ballesteros and Ruben Ballesteros Jr., Ralph Maese Jr., Junior Maese, Joseph Maese and Tiffany Maese; great-grandchildren Daniel Maese, Breanna Tapia, Mia Ballesteros, Victoria Alvarado and Savanna Magallon; sister Virginia Maese; nieces Lisa Vazquez and Sylvia Maese; nephews Rudy Vazquez, Johnny Maese and Armando Maese; and brother David Maese.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Carmen (Martinez) Maese, and father Leopoldo (Polin) Maese; grandmother Maria Apodaca and grandfather Abran Apodoca.
A rosary will be recited by Tony Gutierrez at 7 p.m. Monday, March 31, 2008, at Alamogordo Funeral Home Chapel.
Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 1, 2008, at St. Frances de Paula Catholic Church with Father Bruce Hausfeld, O.F.M., celebrant.
Interment will follow at Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery.
Family will greet friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday before the rosary.
Pallbearers include Ken Lopez, Chance Coates, Joe Maese, David Fuentes, Rudy Vasquez and Ruben Ballesteros.
Honorary pallbearers include Mark Lopez, Chris Lopez, Jeremy Valenzuela, Andre Dorame, Junior Maese and Ralph Maese Jr.

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Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Mar. 28 to Apr. 13, 2008
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