Patrick Ian Gonzales, 30, passed away July 28 in Edgewood. He was born on March 16, 1987 in Albuquerque. Patrick was a lifetime resident of New Mexico, a huge Denver Broncos fan, and loved camping, hiking and the outdoors. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandpa, Wilfred “Tata” Gonzales and cousin, Christopher Gonzales. Patrick is survived by his mother, Michelle Gonzales and boyfriend Rick of Albuquerque; grandmother, Lillian Gonzales of Edgewood; uncles, Gary Gonzales and wife Debbie of Albuquerque, and Ron Gonzales and wife Justine of Grants; goddaughter and cousin, Alma Gonzales; cousins, Stone Gonzales and Jacob Gonzales and great cousin, Marisa Gonzales. Funeral services will be held Aug. 3 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Edgewood. The viewing will be at 9 a.m., the Rosary will be recited at 10 a.m., and the Celebration of Mass will follow at 11 a.m. Pallbearers will be Jacob Gonzales, Stone Gonzales, Gary Gonzales, Ron Gonzales, Rick Ramsay and Vince DeVargas. Interment will happen at a later time at the San Ysidro cemetery in Sedillo.
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