Maria Elena (Helen) Vigil, Age :95

Feb 25,1925---Dec 20,2020

Maria Elena (Helen) Vigil, age 95, Santa Fe resident went to be with our Lord on December 20, 2020.  She was born on February 25, 1925, in Santa Fe, NM to Tedorita  and Mateo Tafoya.  She married Luis Vigil on October 17, 1946, in Santa Fe, NM. She is preceded in death by her parents, brothers and sisters.  She is survived by her, daughter Cecilia (Ricardo Cecena), son David Vigil, granddaughter Louise Newbill (Travis), great-grandchildren Victoria Padilla, Olivia Padilla, Nicholas Newbill, and sister Mollie Garcia.  Helen Vigil was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.  She was known for her great love for her family, her caring nurturing ways, her strong faith and her wonderful cooking with her specialty being “Bean Day” every Thursday.  During her life, she touched many lives and will be greatly missed!  Due to the on-going pandemic, burial services are private. 


Arrangements entrusted to the caring professionals of:

Riverside Funeral Home of Santa Fe

3232 Cerrillos Road

(505) 395-9150


sylvia newton Dec 23 ,2020

Aunt ,Rio Rancho ,New Mexico

Condolences to the Vigil Family.

Loretta Maez Dec 25 ,2020

Our deepest condolences to Cecilia, David and families. Helen was my parents neighbor across the street for many, many years. She will be deeply missed. I’m sure she was greeted at the gates of heaven by your dad. May she Rest In Peace! 🙏🙏Blessings to your families during this difficult time.🙏 Loretta(Bustamante)Maez

Lorella Norris Dec 26 ,2020

Past Neighbor ,Albuquerque ,New Mexico

Cecilia, David and family our heartfelt sympathies for you at this difficult time. Lorella Bustamante Norris

Elaine Padilla Dec 30 ,2020

Great Aunt ,Rio Rancho ,New Mexico

Fly with the Angels..

No Services Planned