Mrs. Maria C. “Auntie Many” Moreno passed away at her home in Bernalillo, New Mexico, on December 17th, 2022, at the age of 68 years old.
Maria is survived by her mother Carmen B. Chavez of Bernalillo, New Mexico, her brother Ralph and his Wife Annette of Bernalillo, NM, her sister Barbara Chavez of Bernalillo, NM, her sister Cecelia Padilla of Albuquerque, NM, her brother John and his wife Rosemary of Bernalillo, NM, her brother James Baca of Bernalillo, NM, her brother Jose and his wife Evelyn of Chimayo, NM, and by her brother Melvin Chavez of Bernalillo, NM, and by many nieces and nephews. Maria is preceded in death by her husband Larry Moreno, her father Melisendro Chavez, her brother Leonard Chavez, her brother Mel Chavez and by her brother Roger Chavez.
Maria was born in Bernalillo, New Mexico, on Tuesday, December 22nd, 1953, to Carmen (Baca) and Melisendro Chavez. Maria married Mr. Larry Moreno in Bernalillo, NM, on Saturday, March 17th, 1979. They were married for twenty-two years. She enjoyed baking, bingo, and was an active member of Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church. Maria was devoted to her daily rosary and Sunday mass.
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?” – John 11:25-26
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Father Clarence Maes, Maluisa Gallegos for all the care she voluntarily gave, and to Trish and Angelique from Ambercare Hospice for all the care you took.
Pallbearers: Mark Chavez, Jose Saavedra, Nicholas Garcia, Johnny Chavez, Melvin Chavez, and Joseph Moreno.
A Rosary will be held on Friday, January 6th, 2023, at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, located at 301 S Camino Del Pueblo, Bernalillo, NM, 87004, beginning at 7:00PM. Mass will be held at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church on Saturday January 7th, 2023, beginning at 10:30AM. Directly after Mass, Interment will take place at Bernalillo Cemetery, located at 315 US-550, Bernalillo, NM, 87001.