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Abran Ernesto Rodriguez

May 9, 1936 ~ October 6, 2020 (age 84)


Abran “Abe” Rodriguez born May 9, 1936 in Santa Fe, NM, passed away on October 6, 2020 in Albuquerque. He is survived by his wife, Sara; children, Tommy (Susan) Rodriguez, Tanya (Steve) Rodriguez, Jolene (Pat) Graf, and Scott (Benita) Billingsley; siblings, Angie (Eloy) Romero and Mike (Diane) Rodriguez; in-laws, John Stump and Imelda Rodriguez, as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Abe was a loving grandfather to 11 grand- children. Abe was preceded in death by his son, Lt. Colonel Robert Rodriguez, siblings, Martha Stump and Bobby Rodriguez; and parents, Ernesto and Laura Rodriguez.

Abe graduated from St. Michael’s High School and joined the US Navy. He returned to Santa Fe and served in the Santa Fe City Police Department, the NM State Police Department, and several NM State Government Agencies. He loved cooking, watching golf, the New York Yankees, running, and politics. He was sought for his wisdom, confidence, perseverance, strong presence, and his amazing ability to bring joy and humor to any situation. As a devoted son, he provided tender loving care to his parents in their time of need.

Viewing is on October 20, 2020 from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Berardinelli Mortuary. A funeral mass is scheduled on October 21, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. at Cristo Rey Church and burial at the National Cemetery (limited attendance).

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Parkinson’s Foundation.

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October 20, 2020

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Berardinelli Family Funeral Service
1399 Luisa St.
Santa Fe, NM 87505

Mass of Christian Burial
October 21, 2020

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Cristo Rey Catholic Church
1120 Canyon Rd.
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Interment following funeral service
October 21, 2020

Santa Fe National Cemetery
501 N. Guadalupe
Santa Fe, NM 87501

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