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Grace Padilla

August 23, 1927 — October 23, 2016

Age 89, beloved and devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and sister passed away peacefully Sunday, October 23, 2016, while surrounded by her loving family.  She was raised in Llanito, NM and a resident of Albuquerque, NM.  Grace enjoyed gardening, crocheting, flowers, and especially having her children and grandchildren around her.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Lila Martinez; her husband, Thomas Ramon Padilla, Jr., and a brother, Raul Martinez.

Grace is survived by her loving children, Thomasine Montoya and husband Herman, Martin Padilla, and Lorraine Ruggles; three grandchildren, Rafael (Heather), Nicholas Montoya, and John Wayne Ruggles; two great-grandchildren, Hurminey and Talon Montoya.  Also surviving are her sisters, Ramona Mirabal, Genevieve Santiago, Lupe Gurule, and Clarabelle Anaya; and many other loving relatives and friends.  Grace will be greatly missed by her loving family and by those whose lives she touched.

A Rosary will be recited Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Therese Catholic Church, located on 4th and Mildred NW, where the Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m.  Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Dale Anaya, Paul Gurule, Robert Mirabal, Steven Mirabal, Joseph Santiago, and Louie Santiago.  Honorary Bearer will be Lonnie Chavez.

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Service Schedule

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Rosary

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Starts at 10:00am (Mountain time)

St. Therese Catholic Church

3424 4th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107

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Mass of Christian Burial

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Starts at 10:30am (Mountain time)

St. Therese Catholic Church

3424 4th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107

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Interment

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Starts at 11:00am (Mountain time)

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