American Veteran 04

Charles Tapia

October 23, 1923 ~ November 14, 2019 (age 96)


Tapia, Charles  
Age 96, passed away Thursday, November 14, 2019 surrounded by his family. He was born in Ribera, NM on October 23, 1923. Charles was a WWII veteran, he fought in the Western European conflict and was awarded four bronze stars and a Normandy Medal. He always provided for his family even till the very last day. He enjoyed boxing, baseball and working on his vehicles. He was a firm believer in fixing most things with duct tape. He was a very intelligent man and clear minded till the end and he loved to talk as long as he was doing all the talking.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Rosella Tapia; two infant sons; parents, Jesus and Crucita Tapia; five brothers and four sisters.
Charles is survived by his children,Tommie Tapia, Carolyn Tapia, Maxine Harris and significant other, Elena Boone, Antoinette Young and husband, Denny, Lawrence Romero and wife, Jacqueline, Mary and Paul Romero; nine grandchildren; siblings, Connie Armijo, Margie Martinez and numerous nieces and nephews. 
A Rosary will be recited on Friday, November 22, 2019 at 9:30 am at Our Lady of Fatima, 4020 Lomas Blvd NE, with a Mass to be celebrated at 10:00 am. Everyone is invited to the reception after the Mass at the Old Town Reception Hall, 2026 Central Ave. SW.  To view information or leave a condolence please visit  
Garcia Mortuary
717 Stover Ave. SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

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November 22, 2019

9:30 AM
Our Lady of Fatima
4020 Lomas Blvd. Ne
Albuquerque, NM 87110

November 22, 2019

10:00 AM
Our Lady of Fatima
4020 Lomas Blvd. Ne
Albuquerque, NM 87110

Reception to follow

Old Town Reception Hall, Central Ave
2026 Central Ave. SW
Albuquerqueu, NM 87104

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