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It is with great sadness that our “Guardian Angel”, Mary T. Torres was called home and given her wings on January 27, 2017.  Mary was born in San Miguel, New Mexico on August 25, 1941.  She is survived by the love of her life, Paul Torres of the family home in Hillsboro, New Mexico as well as her children – Angela Torres (Kenneth) of T or C,  NM; Brian Torres (Melissa) of Las Cruces, NM; grandchildren – Joshua Torres (Allison) of Las Cruces, NM; Megan Torres (Jose) of Las Cruces, NM.

She is also survived by her siblings – Virginia Ortega (Mike) of Las Cruces, NM; Gloria Gutierrez of Las Cruces, NM; Lala Gonzales (Errol) of Garfield, NM; Helen Polanco (Santiago) of T or C, NM; Gilbert Sanchez (Rosemary) of Ruidoso, NM and Ida Olivas (Ruben) of T or C, NM.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Ambrosio and Josefita Sanchez as well as her brothers, Ermilo and Richard Sanchez. Two beloved aunts Lucy Padilla and Erlinda Lucero also precede her in death.

Mary was a homemaker which she felt was the greatest job of all and loved her family.  In addition, Mary enjoyed spending time outdoors in the sunlight where she could be found working in her flower garden with a shovel in her hands cutting those pesky goat head weeds.  When you could not find her outside, Mary was praying her Rosary daily which she loved and passed her Faith down to her children and grandchildren who she so dearly and selflessly loved.

A Prayer Vigil will be held on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 6:00 P.M. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church and a Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 10:00 AM with Rev. Don Hyatt, CSB at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. 

For those wishing to send online memorial condolences, please visit www.kirikosfamilyfuneralhome.com Arrangements are by Kirikos
Family Funeral Home, Inc. & Sierra Crematory, LLC, 303 N. Cedar St.-T or C, NM 87901 575/894-2574


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  • Sunday, January 29, 2017
    The staff of Kirikos Family Funeral Home, Inc. will keep you and your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to assist you in your time of need.
    ~ Kirikos Family Funeral Home
  • Monday, January 30, 2017
    We would like to give our condolences TO Paul and his family. If there's anything we can do please let us, Mary will be mist RIP MARY.
    ~ Maggie and windy Allen   T or C, NM
  • Monday, January 30, 2017
    We would like to give our condolences TO Paul and his family. If there's anything we can do please let us, Mary will be mist RIP MARY.
    ~ Maggie and windy Allen   T or C, NM
  • Monday, January 30, 2017
    I am so sorry for your loss and I am so sorry that I CANNOT make it to the ROSARY and the funeral mass. May MARY REST IN PEACE. GOD BLESS ALL OFYOU . Narcissa Garcia Renfro
    ~ Narcissa A. Garcia Renfro   Albuquerque, NM