Obituary for BRESSAN

Published in the Albuquerque Journal on Tuesday March 09, 2004

Leo H. Bressan, 82, a resident of Albuquerque, died Sunday, March 7, 2004. He is survived by his sons, Richard Bressan and wife, Karla of Albuquerque; and Thomas Bressan of San Francisco, CA; two granddaughters, Katie and Krissy Bressan of Albuquerque; aunt, Anne Calabrese of Erie, PA; a sisters-in-law, Gerri Bressan of Erie, PA; Ruth Stewart and husband, Clint of Erie, PA; Eli Sebring of Paradise, CA; brothers-in-law, Bob Gardner and wife, Charlotte of Albuquerque; Ed Gardner of Las Vegas, NV; a cousin, Michael DiMonaco; and wife Patte of Albuquerque; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Evelyn in 1995, and a son, William Bressan and his wife, Diana Sanchez Bressan and his brother, Joseph. Leo was born at home May 23, 1921 in Crosby, Pennsylvania. He graduated from high school in Bradford, PA. He moved to Erie where he worked for General Electric. In 1953 he moved to Albuquerque with his family to work for Sandia National Labs from where he retired. He enjoyed being with his family, his church, hunting, fishing, bowling, horseshoes, and golf. He was active at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church for over 50 years where he volunteered for Saint Vincent de Paul. He was dedicated to the Boys Scouts of America and was honored for decades of service. Leo was an amateur radio operator (WD5HCB) and spent much of his retirement years working with New Mexico Search and Rescue, American Red Cross and RACES. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd NE, Wednesday, March 10, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. A Rosary to follow at 6:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 4020 Lomas Blvd. NE. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, March 11, at 10:00 a.m., at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, with Fr. Francis X. Eggert , celebrant. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Vincent de Paul care of Our Lady of Fatima 4020 Lomas Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110. The family would like to thank Sam Otis, Fr. Clarence Galli, Bob Gardner, Michael DiMonaco, Rusty Puccini, Chuck Denny and everyone else who did so much. Also a special thanks to The Montebello and Ambercare Home Health for the loving care of our father. French Mortuary 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400

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