Lucy Candelaria

Obituary of Lucy Lillian Candelaria

Lucy Lillian Candelaria was called to be with our Lord and Savior on March 6, 2022. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, April 9, 2022, 1-3pm at the Riverside Funeral Home, 225 San Mateo Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108. Lillian was born in Arabella, NM on September 21, 1937 to Eloy and Estefanita (née Sanchez) Candelaria. She was one of 12 children. Lillian was surrounded by a large, loving family and enjoyed family gatherings with her siblings. She loved singing, dancing, and listening to New Mexican music. Her favorite band was the Sparx. She is preceded in death by her parents, her sisters, Cidelia Gonzales, Ola Montoya, brothers, Clemente Candelaria, Eloy Candelaria, Jr, Ermando Candelaria and her great-granddaughter Faith Mendoza. She is survived by her siblings: Sixfred Candelaria, Orlydia Tercero (Robert), Sonny Candelaria, Frankie Candelaria, Eddie Candelaria (Cookie), Flora Torrez (Fermin). Her children: Ernestine Lucero, Susie Villarreal (Larry), Jimmy Mendoza (Olga), Zenida Carter (Gregory), Steve Mendoza (Susana), and Christopher Candelaria. Her grandchildren, Leroy, Antonio, Billy Ray, Jamie, Krystal, Joseph, Manuel, Jimmy, Dominica, Dennis, Dennica, Dominic, Antonnette, Estephenita, Steven, and Nehemiah, 34 great-grand children, 4 great-great grandchildren, and countless nieces and nephews. She will be missed by all.

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