Vidal Crespin Sr., Age :80

Apr 17,1939---May 17,2019

Vidal Crespin, Sr

April 17, 1939 - May 17, 2019

On May 17, 2019 Vidal Crespin was called into the loving arms of our Heavenly Father. Vidal was born on April 17, 1939 to Arturo and Justa Crespin in the small village of San Geronimo, NM. He became a lifelong resident of Las Vegas, NM and was employed with Luna Community College where he taught small engine mechanics.  He loved serving Our Lord, was a faithful member and Eucharistic Minister of Our Lady of Sorrows Church, the Legion of Mary, Los Hermanos Crusados, and Los Hermanos Penitentes.

He is predeceased in death by his parents, daughter Patricia Garcia, brothers Luis Crespin and Filomeno (Dee Dee) Crespin, sisters Juana Crespin, Christine Montoya and in-laws Matias and Lucia Dominguez.

He is survived by his loving wife Rita “Sabie” Crespin. Sons, Alonso, Martin (Sue), and Vidal (Jennifer). Daughters Lucy (Joe) Apodaca, Marsha (Manuel) Velasquez, Carla (Rick) Garduño, daughter-in-law Michelle Crespin, and Grandson Matias Dominguez who was raised as a son. Sisters Corrine Amaya and Irene Crespin of Denver, CO. He passed away with his loving wife, daughter Carla, grandchildren Joshua Crespin, Vidal Crespin, III, Amanda Rogers, Gabrielle Garduño and Denika Lovato at his bed side. He was blessed with 20 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and many God children, nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers: Vidal Crespin III, Joshua Crespin, Richard Flores, Richard Garduño II, Michaelangelo Crespin, Manuel Velasquez II.  Honorary Pallbearers: Los Hermanos Crusados, Los Hermanos Penitentes, Legion of Mary.

A special thanks to Cathy “Cassie” Gonzales, Deena Sanchez, Rachel Kavanaugh, Moises Martinez, Desiree Romero, Eloy and Enedine Gonzales and the staff at Ambercare Hospice – Addie, Corrine, Tomasita, Lori Ann, Ben, for all there unending help, love and support.

Visitation will take place on Monday May 20th, from 6pm to 7pm. Rosary services will be Tuesday May 21st, at 7pm, Mass of Christian Burial will be on Wednesday May 22nd, at 9 am, all services held at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Parish in Las Vegas, NM. Vidal will be laid to rest following the Funeral Mass in San Geronimo, NM.

Arrangements entrusted to the caring professionals of

Riverside Funeral Home of Santa Fe

3232 Cerrillos Road

(505) 395-9150


Jessie Gutierrez May 20 ,2019

Cousin ,Las Vegas ,New Mexico

My condolences go out to the entire family.

Michelle Madrid May 20 ,2019

Niece ,Denver ,Colorado

I want to leave my heartfelt condolences to the Crespin family. I fell in love with Uncle Vidal immediately, his welcoming smile and infectious laugh was one to always be remembered. Although he was my uncle through marriage, he always treated me just like a nice. I am so sorry that your family is going through this. Believe me, I know to well for your heart is feeling right now... my daddy died not even a month. What's so ironic, is they both had very similar loving personalities. I will continue to pray for your family and hopefully we will see each other soon. Sorry I'm unable to make the funeral but I exhausted all my time with my dad. Sending virtual hugs. Love you all so much.

Princess Alderete May 21 ,2019

Childhood neighbor ,San Geronimo ,New Mexico

My deepest condolences on the loss of Vidal, Prayers for all, May he Rest In Peace..Love always.

Laurie And Steve Sandoval May 21 ,2019

We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers of comfort to the entire family. May he Rest in Paradise.

Felipe and Joselle Pena May 21 ,2019

Cousin ,El Paso ,Texas

Our condolences to the family. May God Bless you all and may Vidal Rest in Peace

Donna Franco May 21 ,2019

Friend of family ,El Paso ,Texas

Prayers going out to the family. God bless you all.

Benjamin & Teresa Bustos May 21 ,2019

Cousin ,Las Vegas ,New Mexico

Our thoughts and Prayers are with you all.

Kayleen Encinias May 21 ,2019

Friend ,Albuquerque

My deepest condolences to the family. I had the pleasure of working with Vidal at Luna Community College—great man. I am glad we were able to become friends. RIP my friend

Maria A May 21 ,2019

Qué larga vida tuvo su ser querido, sin embargo, no disminuye el aguijón de la muerte. El Salmo 90:10 dice que los días de nuestros años son 70 años, y si debido a un poder especial son 80 años. Que los recuerdos de los maravillosos momentos que compartieron juntos traigan una sonrisa y alegría a su corazón.

Arthur Cordova May 21 ,2019

Hermano Cruzado ,ALBUQUERQUE ,New Mexico

On behalf of the Hermanos Cruzados Concillio San Juan Diego, Bernalillo, NM our prayers and deepest sympathies are with the Vidal's family. We are so blessed to call Vidal our Hermano Cruzado. His and his family's love in Christ was always felt and visible by everyone around them. He always brought joy to all the Hermanos , especially in the Cruzadas. We will all miss him dearly, but we know he is with our LORD. God Bless him and his family. Por El Amor De Dios. Los Hermanos Cruzados

Yvonne Castellano May 21 ,2019

Friend ,Serafina ,New Mexico

My deepest condolences to Sabie and all her family. May God comfort your hearts. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May he RIP. God bless you all.

Jessie May 27 ,2019

Friend ,Las Vegas ,New Mexico

My condolences go out to the entire family, he was a good man and a good friend