Alejandrino Gallegos Jr “Gigante”, 82, of Alcalde, NM, was called upon by the Lord, June 24th, 2023, surrounded by his family.
He was born on December 09, 1940, in Alcalde, NM, to Alejandrino Gallegos Sr. and Josefina Gallegos
Alejandrino was preceded in death by his wife, Sara Lee Gallegos, Parents, Alejandrino & Josefina Gallegos, Siblings, Bernardita Martinez, Rosabel Gallegos, Valentina Chacon, Samuel Gallegos, Josephine Mascareñas and John Gallegos. Grandson Steve Lucero Jr.
He is survived by his daughters Patti Randall, Susan Medina and Ramona Martinez; Sister, Carlota Martinez (Cipriano); Grandson, Ray Valdez Jr. and wife Krista Valdez; Sister-in-law, Florence Gallegos; Grandchildren: Shannon and Chris Newey, Tina Lucero & Chris Armstrong, Isaac & D’nielle Medina, Joan Al Lucero & Robbie Tyler, Don Medina & Val Archuleta, Alejandrino Medina, Daniella Lopez & Ray Lewis and Vanessa Martinez. 28 great grandchildren, 4 great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces/nephews and great nieces/nephews, all of whom he loved dearly.
Alejandrino, first and foremost, loved his family with his whole heart and always put them before himself. He enjoyed making everyone laugh and always wanted all to be happy. Some of his greatest passions were praying his rosary every day, listening to KDCE radio, caring for the boys at the Santa Maria el Mirador, whom he held close to his heart and spending time with friends and family talking about the good ol’ days. Y le gustaba el pleito. His pride and joy was his 1964 Cadillac Coupe DeVille. Other than his faith and loved ones, his greatest passion in life was pitching baseball. Anyone who played alongside, against or watched him play will tell you that Alex Gallegos was an NRGL legend, and he wouldn’t hesitate to tell anyone, or pull-out newspaper clippings to back it up. He was as strong and tough a man you’d ever meet. He was also as caring and gentle a man you’d ever meet. Alejandrino will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Rest in peace Gigante, Dad, Grandpa, Brother, Nino, Uncle…
Services for Alejandrino will be held on Wednesday, July 5th at St. Annes Catholic Church in Alcalde with a Rosario prayed by Los Hermanos de La Morada de San Pedro at 10 o’clock AM and a Catholic mass to follow at 11 o’clock AM. A burial will then be held at San Antonio Catholic cemetery in Alcalde with a reception to follow at San Juan Parish Hall.
The family of Alejandrino Gallegos Jr. would like to extend their appreciation to DeVargas Funeral home for the care they have given him and to all who have given their condolences and help during this difficult time.
The family of Alejandrino Gellegos has entrusted the care of their loved one to DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the beautiful Espanola Valley. www.devargasfuneral.com 505-747-7477