Obituary for Turrietta

Published in the Albuquerque Journal on Thursday September 14, 2000

Mr. Eloy Turrietta, 62, a resident of Albuquerque passed away on September 12, 2000. Eloy is survived by his beloved wife, JoAnn Turrietta; one daughter, Donnette Hart and husband, Pat; step-daughter, Jana Lopez; two sons, Anthony Turrietta and wife, Stephanie and Raymond Turrietta; his parents, Canuto and Teresita Turrietta; four sisters, Marie Bernal, Julia Chavez, Margaret Hart and husband, Dave, Helen Oates and husband, Edward; two brothers, Vincent Turrietta and wife, Pauline and Fernando Turrietta; two grandchildren, Nicholas Turrietta and Kyle Lopez; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Eloy was preceded in death by his brother, Desiderio Turrietta. Eloy was a member of the Catholic Church, retired from Albuquerque Fire Department (1986), after twenty five years of service, a former barber, painter, santero, a New Mexico tin work artist and a mariachi. He will be missed greatly by all. A Visitation will be Thursday evening in the St. Theresa Church, 300 Mildred NW from 6:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. Final Visitation will be Friday morning from 9:30 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. with Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. by Father John Plans. Interment will follow in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ralph Chavez, Richard Turrietta, Paul Turrietta, Steven Turrietta, Patrick Ortiz and Mark Aranda. Honorary pallbearers will be Leonard Chavez, Desi Turrietta and all of his grandchildren. The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to American Cancer Society, 5800 Lomas Blvd NE, 87110. Gabaldon Mortuary, 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW in charge of arrangements. .DMP

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