American Veteran 09

Florencio Gabaldon Jr.

March 29, 1923 ~ April 28, 2019 (age 96)

Obituary

Gabaldon, Florencio Jr.

On Sunday, April 28, 2019 Florencio Gabaldon Jr., age 96 went home to his creator and savior Jesus Christ. He was born in Salida, Colorado on March 29, 1923, to Florencio and Tomasita Gabaldon. He was preceded in death by his parents, Florencio Gabaldon and Tomasita Armijo Gabaldon. Florencio (Gabby/Babe/Pluto) served his country for 33 years; during WW2, The Korean Conflict, and The Vietnam War. He retired as a Master Sergeant E-8. He was a U.S. Postal Carrier for 36 years, retiring in 1980 and received the U.S. Post Office Safe Driver award for 31 years. Florencio is survived by wife, Gloria Gabaldon; children, Daniel Gabaldon (Teresa), Kathi Caldwell, Jeanetta Gabaldon (Eric), Ron Gabaldon (Ezzie); 11 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Florencio’s celebration of life will begin with a visitation at Holy Family Church at 8:00 AM, followed by a Rosary, Mass, and Reception on Friday, May 3, 2019. Interment to be held at Santa Fe National Cemetery, Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 12:45 PM. His Pallbearers will be, his best friends, James Hennie, Benji Chavez and his grandchildren, Zachary, Summer, Sarah, Danielle, Justine, Christopher, Nathan, AnnaLisa, Dominique, Donovan, and Dante. Honorary Pallbearers will be, Harley, Thealena, Camryn, Kassidy, Mason, Leonella, Faoilan, Eastyn, and Lola.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
May 3, 2019

8:00 AM to 8:30 AM
Holy Family Church
562 Atrisco Drive SW
Albuquerque, NM 87105

Rosary
Friday
May 3, 2019

8:30 AM
Holy Family Church
562 Atrisco Drive SW
Albuquerque, NM 87105

Mass
Friday
May 3, 2019

9:00 AM
Holy Family Church
562 Atrisco Drive SW
Albuquerque, NM 87105

Interment
Wednesday
May 8, 2019

12:45 PM
Santa Fe National Cemetery
501 N Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, NM 87501

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