Riverside Funeral Home Albuquerque Los Lunas Santa Fe New Mexico


Maria Margarita `Maggie` Duran
August 13, 1920 -- October 07, 2017



Maria Margarita “Maggie” Duran, aged 97, of Talpa, NM, passed away on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at the Taos Living Center.  She was born on August 13, 1920 to the late Ramon and Guadalupe Tafoya.  On October 11, 1937 she married the late Jose Margarito “Maggie” Duran.  They were married for 66 blessed years. She is preceded in death by her grandson, Gilbert “Gilly” Vigil in 2014, and her sisters, Teresina Graham, Lala Romero, Merenciana Graham, Donelia Coca and Carolina Cortez.  She is survived by her five children, Betty Vigil (Gilbert) of Talpa, Manuel Duran (Rose) of Ranchitos, Gustavo Duran (Irma) of Ranchos de Taos, Herbert Duran (Andrea) of Albuquerque, and Evelyn Anaya (Steve “Bear”) of Ranchitos.  She is also survived by grandchildren, Donald, Gail, Yvette, Curtis, Joaquin “Cubby”, Sonya and Kalei’olani, 13 great grandchildren and 11 great-great grandchildren.  A Rosary will be recited on October 11th at 7:00 pm.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on October 12th at 10:00 am, both at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Ranchos de Taos, NM.  Interment to follow immediately at the Talpa Cemetery. 

Arrangements entrusted to:

Riverside Funeral Home of Santa Fe

3232 Cerrillos Road

(505) 395-9150   


Chris Trujillo October 11, 2017

Riverside Funeral Home of Santa Fe

We are deeply sorry for the loss of your beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother,great great grandmother, aunt, and friend. It is our desire to offer and provide guidance and assurance to you during this difficult time. We want to send you, our heartfelt condolences, and wish you and your family everlasting memories and peaceful reflection. May God comfort you and provide you strength. Please accept our gratitude for placing your trust in us to care for Maria, it is our privilege and honor to serve your family. Our warmest regards, Chris Trujillo and the entire staff of Riverside Funeral Home of Santa Fe

Bialquin and Erlinda Padilla October 13, 2017

El Prado , New Mexico

Our deepest sympathy to the Duran Family may happy memories of your dear Mother help you through this difficult time. May Maggie R.I.P. With all her family in her new home in heaven 🙏🏻