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Joanna Dolores Armijo Contreras
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Birth: unknown
Death: Jun. 28, 2011

Joanna Dolores Contreras, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, passed away on Tuesday, June 28, 2011. Joanna is survived by her partner, Bill Caniglia, her devoted daughter, Francisca Merrill-Friend, her son, Manuel Contreras and his wife, Valerie, plus her loving grandchildren, Alexandria and Andrew Sniegowski, Garrett and Danielle Merrill, all of Phoenix, AZ, and Amber, Jacob and Natalie Contreras of Albuquerque. They will miss their Mema. Joanna is also survived by her best friend and sister, Grace Montano, nieces, Anna and Adria Montano, as well as their children, of Corrales, NM. Ms. Contreras was preceded in death by her father and mother, Alfred and Eugenia Armijo, and sister, Eugenia "Tita" Cordova. Joanna has been a parishioner at the Aquinas Newman Center at UNM since her college days starting in 1956. Joanna was married at Newman Center and witnessed the baptism of her children and grandchildren there. Joanna was a true friend who was always there with sound advice that was focused on taking the high road and following God's guidance. Joanna was an excellent role model and gave us her strength in spite of the fact that she was fighting for her life with cancer. Everyone who had the privilege of knowing her was warmed by her sweetness, tickled by her creative sense of humor, her innate gift with the art of selling fragrances, as well as amazed by her intelligence, beauty and everlasting goodness. Her influence was critical to the well being of her family and without it there will be a vast void. The Rosary and Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, July 5, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at the Aquinas Newman Center on the UNM Campus. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery on Wyoming and Paseo Del Norte. A gathering will follow at the Contreras home. Pallbearers will be Bill Caniglia, Manuel Contreras, Garrett Merrill, Andrew Sniegowski, Leonard Espinosa and James Santisteven. In lieu of flowers, live plants may be sent to French - Wyoming Chapel. 
 
Burial:
Gate of Heaven Cemetery
Albuquerque
Bernalillo County
New Mexico, USA
 
Created by: P Barela
Record added: Aug 26, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 96019891
Joanna Dolores <i>Armijo</i> Contreras
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Joanna Dolores <i>Armijo</i> Contreras
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