Albert John Villareal, age 100, beloved father, grandfather, and brother, entered his heavenly home on, Tuesday, April 2, 2019. He was born in Alcalde, NM and was a resident of Albuquerque, NM. Albert was a Veteran of the United States Marine Corp, First Marine Division, and was awarded the Purple Heart. He proudly served his country during World War II.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Santiago and Elena Villareal; his wife Elza L. Villareal; son, Robert B. Villareal; and granddaughter, Elena Villareal.
Albert is survived by his loving children, Mary Helen Benavides and husband Albert, Albert Villareal, Jr. and wife Theresa, and Cynthia Villareal Herrera; six grandchildren, Elsa Benavides Galloway, Albert Benavides, Jr. (Amanda), Gina Villareal Mitchell (Greg), Yvette Villareal (JB), Aubrey Herrera, Brian Herrera; seven great-grandchildren, Andrew Galloway, Kevin Galloway (Mariah), Vincent Benavides, Lucas Benavides, Ryen Newman, Mady Mitchell, Ayden Mitchell; and one great-great-granddaughter, Ava Galloway. Also surviving are his siblings, Mother Mary Louise (Carmelite Monastery Santa Fe, NM), Gilbert Villareal and wife Jane; and many other loving relatives and friends. Albert will be greatly missed by his loving family and by those whose lives he touched.
A Rosary will be recited Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, 9502 4th St., NW, Albuquerque. The Service of Christian Burial will be conducted at 9:00 a.m. Interment will take place at 2:15 p.m. at Santa Fe National Cemetery.
Albert's care is entrusted to:
Daniels Family Funeral Services
9420 Fourth Street NW
Albuquerque, NM 87114