On Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021, Judith “Judy” Herrera was called to be with the Lord in Heaven. Judy was a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, New Mexico and was born to Manuel and Emma Padilla on September 6, 1948. Judy was a loving wife, sister, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Judy started her career as a hairdresser working in her mom’s beauty salon on fourth street for over 20 years and later went on to work for Albuquerque Public Schools as a cafeteria manager for 19 years where she retired. She was an active member of the Catholic Church where she served as a Eucharistic Minister to the home bound, was devoted to her weekly time with the Blessed Sacrament and volunteered for church fiestas.
She is survived by her spouse of 45 years, Miguel Duran; son, Chris Herrera and Darlene; daughters, Ramona Montoya and Davy, Angela Millan and Alex, and Norma Wright and Brandon; six grandchildren; two great grandchildren, Isabelle and Alyssa, and one brother, Cecil Padilla.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernardo Herrera; son, Dominic Herrera and parents Manuel and Emma Padilla.
Judy loved her family unconditionally and was loved by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and countless friends. Judy loved life, was a strong beautiful person and always had an open heart for everyone. She will be missed by many.
Services for Judy will be held on April 12, 2021 with a Rosary recited at 8:30 am at Garcia Mortuary~Chapel of Angels, 624 8th Street SW followed by a procession to Holy Family Church, 562 Atrisco Dr. SW with Mass at 10:00 am and to her final resting place at Mount Calvary Cemetery. Due to COVID-19 restrictions the rosary will be restricted to immediate family.
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Albuquerque, NM 87102
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