Pete Domenici

  • Born: May 7, 1932
  • Died: September 13, 2017
  • Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Former longtime Senator from New Mexico…

Pete Domenici, former Senator from New Mexico, died Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, in Albuquerque, according to The Associated Press. He was 85. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Offering my heartfelt condolences warmest thoughts to Nancy and children. May God grant solace to the family during this most challenging time. Pete was truly amazing and accomplished man of integrity. He will be truly missed. With Love & Prayers

Posted by A Caring Neighbor    September 30, 2017

Thank you for all you did for us. RIP

Posted by Jessica - ABQ, NM - acquaintance   September 24, 2017

Our dear Nancy and Family: Our prayers, thoughts and love are with all of you. Our Heavenly Father was ready for Pete to come to his Heavenly Home and enjoy eternal happiness with those who have gone before him. Jesus loves you Nancy and all your family, and so do we. Stella (Gonzales) & Cone Magee --- Albuquerque

Posted by A friend   September 22, 2017

Thoughts, love and prayers to our beloved Domenici family!!!! Pete was a very gracious, hard working, hard fighting Senator for our great State of New Mexico and a very precious friend to us all - he will be greatly missed!!!!

Katherine Leann Ladd

Posted by Katherine Leann Ladd - Ruidoso, NM   September 20, 2017

Dear Nancy and Family;
It is with deep sadness that I learned of Senator Dominici's passing. I met him when I was a Teen Age Republican (TAR)in Farmington, NM in 1972. I voted for him every chance I had when I was living in New Mexico. He was a great statesman, and an asset to conservative Republicans in New Mexico when we were in the minority. I will pray rosaries and offer Masses to his memory. I'll miss you, Senator.

Posted by Stevan P Villers - Springerville, AZ   September 18, 2017

Dear Nancy and all family,

It is with a heavy heart that I write to you. Pete and you were very important in my life and I'm deeply sad to hear of his loss. I have so many good memories. I'm glad that Charles was part of his staff for as long as he was able. Pete had a great impact on many more lives than he ever knew. My prayers and thoughts are with you all at this sorrowful time. I will never forget either of you.

With deepest sympathy,

Susie (Gentry) Caflisch

Posted by Susie (Gentry) Caflisch - Plano, TX   September 17, 2017

Truly sorry to hear about Pete Domenici's passing. His fine legacy will surely be remembered. I hope to meet him in Paradise! (Luke23:43)

Posted by A friend   September 17, 2017

Debbie Davis (Jeanne CORNELL's) daughter sending prayers to the family for your loss is tremendous. May the memories Pete gave everyone be comforting now and always!

Posted by Deborah Davis - Bluffton, SC   September 16, 2017

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Posted by celeste - PA   September 16, 2017

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Posted by Mustafa Hersi - ABQ, NM   September 16, 2017

Much of what Pete did for our country and our state will never be credited to him because he worked behind the scenes. He was fearless in defending causes that lesser men were afraid to take on.

I send this picture because it reminds me of Pete's many connections and how he turned them into a beautiful legacy. I am honored and grateful to have known him and I send my deepest sympathy to his family for their loss.

Melinna Giannini

Posted by A friend   September 16, 2017

May you rest in eternal peace Sir,I will never forget the service you gave to Our Country and your Humanitarin contributions. SEMPER FIDELIS to you Senator as you now are in the presence of our Lord.

Posted by David Arguello,GNY SGT RET. USMC. - Amarillo, TX   September 16, 2017

Both my parents always talked of , what a good man, Mr. Domenici was. I now see with eyes wide open, what they meant. RIP sir!

Posted by Manuel Valenzuela - Albuquerque, NM   September 16, 2017

Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.

Posted by - OH   September 16, 2017

Senator Domenici was a visionary and advocate for research and mental health. A great man and great loss. All my best to Nancy and the rest of the Domenici family.

Posted by Michael Weisend - Yellow Springs, OH   September 16, 2017

Senator, you were one of the hardest working people ever in US Government. I appreciate everything you did for the USA and state of NM. We were blessed to have known you. Rest In Peace my friend.

Posted by Vancellen Sturgeon - Albuquerque, NM   September 15, 2017

Thank you Senator Domenici. You and your family were of great service to our state and our country.

Cynthia Brownson Clay
Raised in San Ysidro, NM, Jemez Valley, Sandoval County

Posted by A friend   September 15, 2017

I am truly sorry for your loss. May you gain strength and comfort by pouring out your heart in prayer, along with the prayers of others in your behalf. Please accept my condolences.

Posted by Pat    September 15, 2017

Nancy and family:
So sorry to hear about Pete. Our love and sympathy to you and your family in this sad time.
Your old tennis buddies are thinking of you today. Peace and blessings, Norma, Noreen, and Liz

Posted by Norma Joiner - Washington, DC - friend   September 15, 2017

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"Eternal rest grant unto Pete, O, Lord. And let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace. Amen"

Posted by A friend   September 15, 2017

Dear Nancy and Family:

The staff at the Domenici Institute at New Mexico State University express to you our deepest condolences. We are honored to work at the DI and educate people about the Senator's legacy. He will be missed but remembered as a great leader in public service not only for New Mexico, but for our Nation.

Posted by Janet Green - Las Cruces, NM   September 15, 2017

My sincere condolences to Nancy and the children. May your strong Faith be your comfort during this time of sorrow. I taught at Fatima when your children were young. I partnered with you in the education of your children. I celebrated your child's first communion dinner at the Sundowner. Family from Italy was also present that Sunday.
Years later while taking my middles school students to Washington, I bumped into Senator Domenici. We were touring the Capitol when suddenly we were stopped and were told that a press conference would be taking place. The Budget had just been balanced. All the Senators were passing by us. Senator Dominici noticed me with the students. Two proud New Mexicans greeted each other on that historical day!
I am grateful for the many contributions he made in his lifetime.
Rest in Peace, Senator Domenici.

Posted by Dina (Ann Margaret) Paulik - Dallas, TX   September 15, 2017

Posted by Cindy Barreras - Santa Fe, NM   September 15, 2017

My condolences to the family. May the God of comfort and strength be with you during this difficult time.

Posted by Psalms 55:22    September 15, 2017

Ben and I had the pleasure of meeting Pete several times when he would go watch his grandson play baseball on the team Ben coached. He was so very proud of him and always enjoyed the games. He took a liking to Brian as well because they both were both left handed pitchers and enjoyed giving Brian good tips. Our sincere condolences to Nancy and his entire family. Our prayers are with you all. Ben and Marijon

Posted by Marijon Garcia - Albuquerque, NM   September 15, 2017

My father admired Mr. Domenici back in the 70s until he passed away too early. But he passed that admiration on to me as I turned adult. All of Zuni Pueblo send their condolences to the Domenici family.

Posted by Florenda ACQUE - TUCSON, AZ   September 15, 2017

I remember the night Senator Domenici was elected...so many years ago...who would have known this young man, Albuquerque's City Manager, would become a much respected Senator. I was only 16 at the time not knowing that I would eventually move to Washington, D.C. and become a Virginian. I worked for the Federal Government for 30 years. I have always been proud of my New Mexico roots and even more so when "Pete" was mentioned in the media. He was "my" Senator regardless of my residence. I was sadden when he left the Senate and even more of his passing. I wish peace to the Domenici family.
Warmest Regards,

Posted by Cheri Smith Beadner - Catharpin, VA   September 14, 2017

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Our heartfelt condolences to Nancy and the Domenici Family, May GOD comfort you and your family in your time of sorrow. I hope that our Lord brings you and your family the much-needed peace during this difficult and sad time. Senator will be forever remembered by all the people he touched and dearly missed by all those he inspired. We thank you for sharing him with all of us. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Our Deepest Sympathy Pearl Lozano & The Lozano Family

Posted by Pearl Lozano - Albuquerque, NM   September 14, 2017

Our heartfelt condolences to Nancy and the Domenici Family, May GOD comfort you and your family in your time of sorrow. I hope that our Lord brings you and your family the much-needed peace during this difficult and sad time. Senator will be forever remembered by all the people he touched and dearly missed by all those he inspired. We thank you for sharing him with all of us. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Our Deepest Sympathy Pearl Lozano & The Lozano Family

Posted by A friend   September 14, 2017

Condolences to the Domenici family. Pete was a friend to our family and to me - Nancy and Pete let me work out of their Capitol Hill house when I went to Washington as a reporter for The Toledo (Oh) Blade to cover Barack Obama's inaugurations. I was so appreciative of the Domenicis and the family sharing their home with me. Reading Senator Pete's obituary told me many things about his accomplishments that were new to me, despite knowing him a long time. Last night I watched an hour-long interview with him, filmed in his last year as a Senator, on PBS. Well worth watching. His interests and areas of expertise really benefited our country as a whole and we're lucky the people of New Mexico put their trust in him. We in the Troy family got to know the Domenicis because my sisters and his daughters went to the same school and played sports together. Now Helen is married to my brother Jim. My sincere condolences and love to you all.

Posted by Tom Troy - Toledo, OH   September 14, 2017

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Posted by Valenda Newell - Indianapolis, IN   September 14, 2017

Nancy and family, So sorry. Pete will be missed and remembered by all who knew him. He was a special man.
Jack first met him and his fast ball when quaking and he struck him out in the City League.
Once, when in Washington, and visiting him Jack had to lend him his tie clasp for his meeting in the Senate.
We have many stories with you two and wonderful memories. Have recalled so many of them.
God bless you and your family.

Love, Jack and Joan

Posted by A friend   September 14, 2017

May this honorable man rest in peace. Sincerely, Anne Gone but always close at heart.

Posted by Anne R.    September 14, 2017

Nancy, Children, Family,

Our condolences and prayers are with you at his difficult time. May the God who gives peace be with all of you.-Ro.15:33

Posted by A friend   September 14, 2017

Senator Domenici will be truly missed. We need more people like him in DC. God bless his family. Beverly Guertin

Posted by A friend   September 14, 2017

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Posted by Matthew McGuire - Cheshire, CT   September 14, 2017

Offering my sincere condolences to the Family, may you find comfort from the encouraging words found at 1 Thessalonians 4:14

Posted by JT    September 14, 2017

To the DOMENICI FAMILY in their time of grief, I'm truly sorry for your loss. May 'God' give you comfort during this most difficult time.
-Isaiah 61:2

Posted by CC. - Chicago, IL   September 14, 2017

Condolences to you and your family. May GOD comfort you and your family in your time of sorrow. Pete has done a lot for us in New Mexico he will not be forgotten.

Posted by Virginia Garcia - Santa Fe, NM   September 14, 2017

Wish we had more like Senator Dominici in congress today. I am proud to say I voted for the Senator every time he was on the ballot since 1980 in Las Cruces, NM. The country lost a great man and I pray that God is with his loved ones.

Posted by David Osborn - SAN ANTONIO, TX   September 14, 2017

I'm so sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort hear your cries and rescue you with comfort and peace during this sad occasion. (Psalms145:18,19)

Posted by L W - Atlanta, GA   September 14, 2017

Prayers and condolences to Nancy and family of Pete Domenici. I have such good memories of his campaign for Governor in 1970, serving as one of the many friends on the campaign trail in Roswell NM and Chavez County. Pete and Nancy were always gracious and grateful for anything done to help . Alas we lost that time though we did carry Chavez County , a real coup for the Republican party! That was just the beginning for Pete and his political career. Thank you for the years served not only by Pete but by his loving and supporting family. He was a loyal friend and devoted Patriot to his Country. He will be missed though fondly remembered.

























Posted by Marietta Wright - Los Lunas, NM - coworker   September 13, 2017

Our family had the pleasure of visiting Senator Domenici in 1992 when my son Justin won a trip to Washington D.C. for his 'baseball' related invention for 'Invent America'. The Senator graciously excused himself to 'go vote' before we could see him, but returned and visited with Justin about his invention and told him about his own career in baseball which had been cut short by an injury.
He said baseball was his first love, but joked that he "settled later on for a career in politics!"
He made us feel welcome that summer afternoon 25 years ago.
May you Rest in Peace Pete Domenici.

Posted by Tom Hutton - Darrouzett, TX   September 13, 2017

My deepest condolences to the family and friends of Pete. Rest assured life is precious to our Creator. He promises to act in our behalf.
1 Corinthians 15:26

Posted by Christian    September 13, 2017

A very sad day for all New Mexicans! Pete Domenici was a gracious gentleman and wonderful Senator! He will be greatly missed!

Thoughts and prayers to the family!!

RIP Pete Domenici and thank you for all your years of Service to New Mexico!

Katherine Leann Ladd

Posted by Katherine Leann Ladd - Ruidoso, NM   September 13, 2017

I was proud to be a New Mexican while you were its Senator! Rest in peace; prayers and condolences to your family. From a grateful (former)-constituent,

Posted by Julie Erin Lawless - West Des Moines, IA   September 13, 2017

Please accept our deepest sympathy for the loss of your beloved. May the God of all comfort sustain each of you.

Posted by J C    September 13, 2017

May the almighty sustain your family at this time of such a great loss.

Posted by - Joliet, IL   September 13, 2017


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