Debbie A. Padilla, 66, passed away on Friday, December 13, 2019 at The Rio at Las Estancias.
Born in Albuquerque, New Mexico on October 8, 1953, to Jose Eugenio (Gene) and Betty Padilla, Debbie was a proud resident of the Los Padillas Community. She was married to Michael Silva for approximately 10 years. She is survived by two sons John Silva and wife Crystal, and Phillip Silva and significant other Theresa. Debbie was partnered with Adilio Regalado for several years and they were together at the time of her peaceful passing along with her beloved Auntie Theresa and Sister Bonnie.
She is also survived by her father, two siblings: Bonnie Padilla and Gino Padilla, and four grandchildren: Nyssa, Gianna, Angelie, and Julian.
She was preceded in death by her revered mother, Betty McNeill, as well as various other loved ones.
Debbie was a practicing Catholic. She held many positions throughout life, including a dental assistant and a proud employee of the Albuquerque Public School system for almost 30 years.
Debbie will be remembered for her beautiful smile, contagious personality, and the lasting impact she had on whomever she encountered. We will miss her many talents in the kitchen, particularly her signature tamales and red chile, which were always on pre-order. Debbie lived her life providing everything she had for her two boys, and her legacy will forever live on through them and their children.
Debbie's Life Celebration will be held Saturday, December 21, 2019 at St. Augustine Catholic Church located at 71 Tribal Rd 35, Isleta Village Proper, New Mexico 87022. Rosary will be recited at 10:00 a.m. Mass will begin at 10:30 a.m. with Father George Pavamkott officiating. The family looks forward to visiting with all the guests afterwards, at the Parish hall, to share stories and celebrate her life. A private burial for Debbie will be held by the family at Los Padillas Cemetery.
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