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Manuel I. Contreras

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“Dear JESUS, Thank you for lending us a very "trusted" servant. He was a friend, uncle and a mentor. For the short time that he was with us,...Read More »
1 of 18 | Posted by: Ron O

“Coach Contreras thank you. Thank you for the memories when I was a little girl at San Felipe. I will always remember you and your kind gentle, soul...Read More »
2 of 18 | Posted by: Doreen Cordova-Sanchez

“My deepest sympathies and God Bless the Contreras Family. ”
3 of 18 | Posted by: Wilfred Chacon & Family

“Very sad to hear of Mr. Contreras passing. My thoughts are with Joey and the family. ”
4 of 18 | Posted by: Boni Lucero

“Joseph and Family, May God Bless all of you during this difficult time. You are all in my prayers. Gina Arsenault ”
5 of 18 | Posted by: Gina Arsenault

“Coach Contreras was a great coach, he coached me for basketball and always there for his students!! He will be missed dearly, my prayers go out this...Read More »
6 of 18 | Posted by: Angela lovato

“Coach Contreras was always an inspiration to me while at San Felipe. He was one of many that molded me to who I have become today. He inspired me to...Read More »
7 of 18 | Posted by: Raymond Lopez

“Coach Contreras was a very good man whom I have known for a long time. Joey I am sorry for your loss. We love and respect you and your family. Mrs...Read More »
8 of 18 | Posted by: Ron Garcia

“My deepest condolences and prayers to Coach Contreras' family. He will always be "Coach" to me and my siblings as he coached my brother David, sister...Read More »
9 of 18 | Posted by: Shirley Gonzales

“God's blessings to the family of Manuel Contreras. While on a tour of the early Franciscan Missions of Northern NM last year. Manuel conducted the...Read More »
10 of 18 | Posted by: Bob Magruder

“Mrs. Contreras, Joey and family: My heart goes out to you during this difficult time. Mr. Contreras has been a part of so many lives at church and...Read More »
11 of 18 | Posted by: Judy Saavedra Cartmell

“Marlene and Joey, Your (our) dear Manny was a pillar in our community. His service to all of the San Felipe family, both Church and School...Read More »
12 of 18 | Posted by: Edwina Zamora

“Marlene, Joseph, Dians, Mathew & Rachel.... I'm so very sorry for your loss...By passing on Manuel will no longer be suffering... Manuel was like a...Read More »
13 of 18 | Posted by: Tony Torres & Laura Manire

“Marlene & FamilyWe are very sorry for your great loss, please accept our condolences and rest assured that we will always be here for you. ”
14 of 18 | Posted by: A friend


15 of 18 | Posted by: Daniella Montanez - Albuquerque, NM

“Marlene and Family,We are so very sorry for your loss, we all are going to miss Manny very much. We thank God we had the pleasure of knowing him. ...Read More »
16 of 18 | Posted by: Evelyn Jaramillo - Albuquerque, NM

“Marlene, My deepest sympathies. My prayers and heart go out to you and your family through these days of mourning. May the Perpetual Light shine upon...Read More »
17 of 18 | Posted by: Kateri Padilla

“On behalf of all the staff at Reflections, please accept our sincere condolences. ”
18 of 18 | Posted by: Reflections


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Manuel Contreras, age 82, passed away peacefully at his home on September 15, 2016. Marleen, his wife of 61 years, Joseph and Diana Contreras his son and daughter-in- law, and Matthew and Rachel his grandson and granddaughter were by his side. Manuel was a life-long resident of Albuquerque as well as a devoted member of San Felipe de Neri Parish. Manuel spent most of his time at San Felipe Parish not only as a parishioner, but also working as a sacristan, helping with masses and other services, as well as the San Felipe Fiestas. He was always willing to do anything he could to help the parish or the school no matter whenever or wherever he was needed, and he always did it with joy and enthusiasm in his heart. His passion for sports lead him to become very involved at San Felipe School where he spent many many years as a basketball coach. The Contreras family would like to thank the Gentiva Hospice staff for the excellent care and support they provided. Manuel's Life Celebration will begin with a Rosary on Tuesday, September 20, 2016, at 6:00 p.m. The Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, September 21, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. All services will be held at San Felipe de Neri Parish. Burial will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to San Felipe de Neri Catholic School. Please share a memory of Coach Contreras and condolences with his family by signing the guestbook below.

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