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Obituary for Padilla


Published in the Albuquerque Journal on Friday October 01, 1999

Vincent Padilla Sr., 68, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away on September 30, 1999. Mr. Padilla is survived by two daughters, Mary Olivas and husband, Larry and Rita Silva and husband, Oscar; two sons, Vincent Padilla Jr. and wife, Jeanie, and Michel Padilla; five grandsons, Larry and wife, Monica, Randy and wife, Lynda, Mark and wife, Renee, Amarante (Monte) and wife, Kathy, and Anthony; five great-grandchildren, Jocob, Hayley, RaeAnn, Zachary and Joshua; two sisters, Helen LeBeau and Abelita Roybal and husband, Ernest; one brother, David Padilla; several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Mr. Padilla was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia; and his parents, Felipe and Maria Padilla. Mr. Padilla was a member of the Catholic Church, Veteran of the Korean Conflict, and a member of the American Legion. Visitation will be Friday evening in the Church of the Ascension, 2150 Raymac SW, from 6:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. by the Legion of Mary. Final visitation will be Saturday morning in the church 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 Edmund Savilla. Interment will follow in the Los Padillas Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Randy Silva, Mark Olivas, Amarante (Monte) Olivas, Anthony Silva, Joseph LeBeau, and Leo Padilla. Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Oliva Jr., Ernie LeBeau, Pat Gutierrez Jr., Ernest Roybal, Lloyd Symonds Jr., and Eric Peterson. Gabaldon Mortuary, 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW, in charge of arrangements.