Atanacio Griego (Nacho), 91, passed away on March 12, 2021 at the family home. Atanacio was born April 28, 1929, to Leonardo and Anita Griego in Barton, New Mexico.
He married Mary Archibeque November 3, 1948 at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Cedro New Mexico and were married for 66 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Mary Griego (Archibeque), daughter Helen Lucero (Griego), two brothers, Pedro Griego, and Carlos Griego, two sister-n-laws, Rosita Griego and Sally Griego, two sisters, Flora Martinez and Emilia Jaramillo, two brother-n-laws, Arturo Martinez and Ernesto Jaramillo.
He is survived by, granddaughter, Melissa Drake (Sam), son-n-law, Robert Lucero, grandson, Leonard Lucero (partner Alice Hood), three great grandsons, Evan Drake (Samantha), Austin Drake(llianna), Brian Drake, two great-great grandsons, Michael Drake, and Mason Drake, a host of other relatives and friends.
Atanacio enjoyed gardening, crafts like crocheting, and liquid embroidery. He loved his word search puzzles and watching Western and Wrestling on TV.
He retired from the city of Albuquerque after 20 years of service. He worked for various hotels and other businesses after retirement to pass the time.
Visitation/Rosary, Friday March 26, 6:00- 8:00 pm, Celebration of Life, Saturday March 27, 2:00 pm, both services will be held at Strong Thorne Funeral Home, 1100 Coal Ave SE
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