NORBERTO, (NORBERT) FERNANDEZ

NORBERTO, (NORBERT) FERNANDEZ

Age 78 a resident of Taos, passed away on Saturday, May 29, 2021, at St. Vincent's Hospital, following a lengthy illness. He was surrounded by his loving family as he took his last breath. Norbert lived the last 2 years in Taos, formerly lived in Espanola. He was born in Rio Lucio, (Penasco) NM, March 29, 1943. Norbert had a big, kind and loving heart towards all. He always had a joking personality. Everywhere you saw Norbert you would find family and friends around him enjoying his conversation and making people laugh. Never a dull moment with Norbert. He also had a love for music, he enjoyed playing his guitar and organ. He played for many parties, weddings, and for other occasions or for his own leisure. At family gatherings he would take out his guitar and start playing, soon he had the whole family singing, dancing and having a good time to his music. Norbert also enjoyed fishing the rivers of Colorado and northern NM. For many years he worked as a teamster in many construction sites in Colorado and New Mexico, and at Cook's Espanola Sand and Gravel. Norbert is proceeded in death by his parents Felix and Aurora Fernandez, sons Michael and Chris Fernandez. Siblings: Leo and Pablo Fernandez. Brothers- in- law: Dennis Sanchez, Hilio Gurule, Henry Pacheco, Jr. Sisters- in- law: Mary and Flora Fernandez. Norbert is survived by his sons Paul Fernandez (Roberta), John Fernandez, and Norbert Fernadez, Jr.; Step children: Lucas Martinez (Monica) Matthew Martinez and Hope Martinez. Grandchildren: Paul Jr., Antonio, Angel, Malani, and Gage Fernandez; Brothers: Franklin Sr., Barolin (Ramona), Adelio, Felix Jr., Juan (Aurelia), George (Rosemary); Sisters: Carolina Sanchez, Julianita Gurule, Endy Pacheco; Sister-in-law Julia Fernandez, Mother of his children Mina Fernandez, and many nieces, nephews, family and friends. The family has entrusted the care of their loved Norbert to Riverside Funeral Home of Santa Fe. The family are honoring his wishes that no public services will be held. Cremation has already taken place.

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