Feb. 22, 1943 – April 17, 2021
Christina Albeldano (Maldonado) age 78, beloved mother, gram, sister, and aunt has passed in peace on Saturday April 17th, 2021 at her home surrounded by her loving family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Antonio and Adela Maldonado; her son, Richard; four grandchildren, Marie, Estrella, Anthony, and Jesiah; siblings, Francisco, Jauna (twins), Ernesto, Melguides (Micky), Ernest(Chester), Raymond Maldonado, and two sisters, Tommie (Tome) and Delfina Torres.
She is survived by four sisters, Maria Gutterez(Joe), Marcella, Gloria(Fred), Lila; brothers, Narciso, Celso, and William Maldonado; daughters, Sylvia, and Marcia (Jeff), sons, Gilbert, Danny, and Christopher(Angelina) Pacheco; 19 grandchildren, James (Delicia), Tasmine, Kaylan,Erica (Jaime), Lisa(JJ), Alexis, Desirae, Shanee, Shakira, Christopher, Fabian, Angelica(Jacob) Gilbert Gabrial, Danielle, Kanesha, Elieen, Daniel, and Elijah. 25 Great grandkids, Danielle, Jayden, Sean, Joe, Jedi, Koshmen, Taylah, Jaime, Desirae, Dominic, Isiah, Josiah, Elijah, Zephaniah, Izabella, Destany, Nathaniel, Leland, Damien, Leila, Lysandra, Aryanna, Ysabelle, Kayden, and Analee. As well as great great grandchildren, Javahn, Nevaeh, and Jordan, whom she loved very much.
Christina was born on February 22, 1943 in Manzano, NM. She lived a life of stories and raising six children that she loved with her all. She left us all with stories to tell, remember, and cherish. Gram was a hard working lady and worked for the Bustamante Family Farm for years; she loved them all. She also worked other jobs, making ends meet. She had a special bond with her sisters, always talking, hanging out, and every year they got together and went camping. They were able to have their last camping trip in sister Marias in Chili with her. Gram also enjoyed going staying with them at their homes; probably because she was spoiled by them and they waited on her hand and foot. They have a bond that no one could break.
Gram loved going to Bingo and buying her scratches. She would still have her kids buy them for her literally 2 weeks before she passed. She loved to travel and that, she did a lot of.
She was also a dedicated Catholic and was still receiving host every Sunday in her home. She has a life long story that we will continue to tell and keep all her memories alive. She will be greatly missed but never forgotten.
A Rosary will be recited on Friday, April 30, 2021, at 9:30 am at San Miguel Catholic Church, 403 El Camino Real, Socorro, New Mexico with a Mass immediately following at 10:00 am with Father John Anasiudu presiding. A burial will take place at San Miguel Catholic Cemetery following the service.
Pallbearers will be Gilbert Pacheco, Christopher Pacheco, Danny Pacheco, James Chavez, and Benji Maldonado.