Lino Leroy Tapia, Age :44

Nov 07,1974---Nov 01,2019

Lino Leroy Tapia, 44, a resident of La Madera and most recently of Santa Fe, passed away surrounded by his loving and caring family on Friday, November 1, 2019.  He was born November 7, 1974, to Olympia Gonzales and Richard Tapia.  He was proceeded in death by his father, Richard, maternal grandmother Rosa Griego and paternal grandmother Agnes Talache, brother Felix and sister Rosemary, nephew Leonard Jr, nieces, Audrey, Bernadette and Sherry.  Lino is survived by his daughter Shianne and grandson Maxis, mother Olympia, brothers Leonard and Marvin, sisters Debbie and Brenda Lee, a niece who was like a sister, Nadine, Godchildren Brandon Gonzales, Jose Miguel Vasquez, Fabian Montoya and Derrick Varela, numerous nephews and nieces, and aunts and uncles.  Lino spent many years working for the forest service as a forest firefighter where he served as a squad boss.  Later in life Lino became a certified nursing assistant where he played an exceptional role at numerous Northern New Mexico Nursing Homes.  Lino lived life to the fullest, loved his family, and touched so many lives with his kindness. Lino will be dearly missed by all who loved and knew him. Funeral services will be held on Monday, November 11 at 11:00 am at Victory Faith Church - 823 Angel Duran Dr., Espanola, NM.  Private Family Burial to be held at a later time.


Arrangements entrusted to the caring professionals of:

Riverside Funeral Home of Santa Fe

3232 Cerrillos Road

(505) 395-9150


Susie Martinez Nov 06 ,2019

Friend of the family ,Ranchos De Taos ,New Mexico

I’m so sorry Grandma Oly, Brenda, Nadine and all the family.

Erlinda Baca & Family (El Rito) Nov 06 ,2019

Friend ,El Rito

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. God Bless 🙏

Roberta Padilla Nov 07 ,2019

Friend ,Espanola ,New Mexico

My condolences to Lino's family. I hadn't seen Lino for quite a while, but when I would see him , he would always go out of his way to talk to me so friendly and that cute smile of his. We knew each other for a long time. RIP my friend.. Roberta

Dennis & Carmen Trujillo Nov 08 ,2019

Friend of the family ,El Rito ,New Mexico

So sorry for your loss. Our sincere condolences to the family.

Hope Varela Nov 10 ,2019

Friend ,Albuquerque ,New Mexico

My deepest condolences to all the family. Lino was such a great friend. I have so many wonderful memories going back to second grade. He always had a smile, and could make anyone smile right back. Although we lost touch throughout the years, when we did see each other it was like no time had passed. He will be missed. Praying that the many memories will bring you all comfort during this time.

Chris & Bridget Archuleta Nov 13 ,2019

Cousin ,Ojo Caliente ,New Mexico

Our sincere condolences to the family. May God give you strength during this most difficult time. Sending prayers your way. Chris, Bridget, Gabriella, Carmella & LeAndra Archuleta