Riverside Funeral Home Albuquerque Los Lunas Santa Fe New Mexico


Petrita Quintana
June 29, 1913 -- January 03, 2018

Petrita Quintana, age 104 1/2, went with Our Dear Lord on January 3rd, 2018 at 7:14 am of natural causes.  Petrita was born June 29, 1913 in Pajarito Mesa in Los Alamos New Mexico to Ezequiel and Consolacion Garcia. She was a gentle loving mother of nine children.  She was married to Jose Merced Quintana for 65 years before his passing.  She was also the second born of nine children.  

Petrita was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Jose Merced Quintana; daughter, Angie Torres; siblings, Esquiepula, Meliton, Maclovio, Juanito, Anita, Tita, and Rosina.

Petrita is survived by her 8 loving children: Leo Quintana (Loyola/Deceased), Esequiela Sally Maestas (Juan Andres/Deceased), Priscilla Quintana, Connie Apodaca (Joe), Viola Maestas (Roy), Joe G. Quintana, Carmen Garcia (Toby) and Robbie Manzanares (Patrick); 27 grandchildren; 57 great grandchildren, 23 great great grandchildren and baby brother, Rosendo Garcia.  

A visitation will be held on Friday January 5th at 6:00 pm at the Santa Cruz De La Canada Catholic Church in Santa Cruz, NM with the recitation of the Holy Rosary to follow at 7:00 pm. The Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Saturday January 6th at 11:00 am also at the Santa Cruz De La Canada Church with interment to follow at the Santa Cruz De La Canada Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be: Matthew Ford, Brian Maestas, Ricardo Herrera, Roy Maestas, Lawrence Montoya, and Christian Quintana.


The arrangements for Petrita Quintana have been entrusted to:   


3232 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe NM 



Robert, Shelley & Danekah Olguin January 05, 2018

Our great aunt (Meliton Garcia was my grandfather) Joann is my mom Espanola , New Mexico

Our confolences to the family of our great tia. Our thoughts & prayers are with all of you. May she rest in peace.

Chris Trujillo January 05, 2018

Riverside Funeral Home of Santa Fe

We are deeply sorry for the loss of your beloved mother, sister, 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 Petrita, 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

Ernie Velarde January 06, 2018

Santa Cruz , New Mexico

My condolences to all the family of my tia Petrita. What a wonderful and inspiring woman she was! I am confident she brought much love and comfort to all of you over the years! May she rest in well deserved peace.

Mark Martinez January 08, 2018

great nephew Albuquerque , New Mexico

Sending our condolences from the Mark Martinez family in Albuquerque.