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Delfinio “Dale” Adan Quintana was called home by our Heavenly Father on Wednesday, November 16, 2022. Dale was the eldest of six children born on November 18, 1946, to Secundino O. and Susie G. Quintana. Dale experienced many challenges throughout his lifetime. He enjoyed participating in the annual Special Olympics bowling tournaments and was proud of the many medals he won. Prior to Covid, he enjoyed participating in the various activities offered through his Day Hab program, swimming at the Genoveva Chavez Community Center, going out with other clients for a cup of coffee, an outing at the mall, lunch, bowling, attending church services, etc. Dale was blessed with teams of professionals who cared about him and for him and kept his best interest at heart. These include employees with the Department of Health North Regional Office in Taos, Case Managers with Visions Case Management, therapists (behavioral, physical, speech, and occupational), Benchmark nursing and residential staff. Throughout Dale’s life, there were many individuals who played an instrumental role in his life and the family appreciates and is thankful for all of them for their contribution(s). Dale was preceded in death by his parents Secundino and Susie Quintana, grandparents: Delfinia, Federico and Ursulita Quintana, Elizario and Estefanita Garcia, uncles and aunts: Escolastico, Priscilla, Bobby, Rudy and Orlando Quintana, Guadalupe, Laura and Norma Jean Garcia, Joe Montoya, Elizario Jr. and Eva Garcia, Flora and Ross Martinez, “Madrina” Pita and Joe Sanchez, and Dorothy Garcia; nieces: Michelle Therese and Jacqueline Marie Quintana, and many loving cousins and friends. Dale is survived by his siblings: Lawrence G. Quintana (Angelina), Audrey J.L. Quintana, Leo V. Quintana (Sandra), Louise Quintana Gomez (Peter), Therese Quintana-Doolittle (John), nieces and nephews: Amanda (Jeff), Casey (Rose), Victor (Marie), Robert, Steven (Ashley), Jared, Jessica, Liam, Amara, Samantha, Patrick, Analiya, Arracelie, Izzac, Daija, and Lexi, uncles and aunts: Matilde, Florence and Mary Quintana, Gloria Montoya, Ramon and Marvine Garcia, Annabelle and Ron Brazeal, Robert and Lucy Garcia, Joe O. and Debbie Garcia, Ben and Charlotte Garcia. Dale is also survived by this housemates and companions: Albert and Bobby and the dedicated nursing and residential staff that cared for him. The family expresses their gratitude to Cyndi Rank-Ballas for her loving friendship and care provided to Dale as his Behavior Therapist and for becoming his lifelong friend. Thank you to Dr. Patrick Samora and Dr. Scott Herbert for their dedication and compassion in treating Dale. A special thank you to Winthrop (Win) Allen Dale’s nurse and friend with Benchmark and to Kimberly (Kim) Holland, Dale’s PMS Hospice Nurse and the entire PMS Hospice Team for the loving and compassionate care provided to our brother Dale during his illness. The family also expresses their gratitude to Father Dennis Garcia for the prayers, home visits and for assisting Dale and his family during the final stages of Dale’s journey. On Wednesday, November 30, 2022, at Berardinelli Family Funeral Home, a visitation will take place at 2:30 p.m. followed by the praying of the Rosary at 3:00 p.m. A second visitation will take place at 5:30 p.m. followed by the praying of the Rosary at 6:00 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, December 1, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe located at 417 Agua Fria Street. Interment will follow at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 12:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations may be made to PMS Hospice at 1400 Chama Avenue, Santa Fe, NM 87505, or to the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe for the Restoration of the Bronze Statue, or the Benito Garcia Scholarship Fund - attn: Zia Credit Union, PO Box 490 Los Alamos, NM 87544 or The American Institute for Cancer Research PO Box 97167 Washington, DC 20077-7824