Corpentino Vigil, Jr. aka Corpy Vigil age 56 of Chimayo was born on February 7th, 1965 and went to be with the Lord on September 21st, 2021 after a lengthily illness surrounded by his loving family. Corpy is preceded in death by his parents Copertino and Guadalupe Vigil, and Floraida Vigil who raised him since he was a very young boy. Corpy acknowledge Floraida as his mom whom he loved and treasured deeply. Grandmother Sabina Vigil, Godfather Ernesto Archuleta Brothers, Nelson Vigil, Wally Vigil, and Charlie Martinez. Nephews, Antonio Vigil, Pablo Vigil and Jacob Sanchez.
Corpy is survived by his companion Angela Villa, his only son Ernie and wife Justina Vigil. Grandson Esteban Silva and granddaughters Kelly, Jenny and Jade Vigil. Mother of his son Darlene Urban (J.R). Mariyanah Archuleta who was very special to him whom he loved and treated her as his granddaughter and her mother Michelle Martinez. Godmother, Genoveva Archuleta. Special friend, Mary Lou Sandoval. Angelina Trujillo his only goddaughter. Brothers Lee Roy Martinez (Marie); Gerald Vigil (Beatrice) and Mark Vigil. Sisters Vivian Koteen (Ralph); Sheila Salazar; Eufemia Cordova; Lupita Sanchez (Leonard); Isabel Archuleta (Don); Lucille Baca (Joe); Sister in-laws Gloria Martinez; Norma and Antoinette Vigil. Close cousins who were like a sister to Corpy, Vera Vigil and Joyce Pacheco. He is also survived by numerous nephews, nieces, uncles, cousins and many friends.
Corpy graduated from Espanola Valley High School where he excelled in the many sports he participated in, especially cross country running which he was featured in the Rio Grande Sun. In June of 1993 he joined the Army National Guard, stationed in Espanola, NM working as a mechanic. Corpy was a jack of all trades. He took mechanic and plumbing at Northern New Mexico Community College. He also took some barbering classes at Northern New Mexico College. Some of his relatives and friend benefited from his barbering skills. He learned construction and land scaping from his bother Charlie. His employment history included: working for the Espanola School District as a custodian at Chimayo Elementary; several jobs as a labor in construction throughout New Mexico; as a mechanic at several gas stations in Las Vegas, NV. Corpy will always be remember for his hard work and helping anyone that needed his help. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting, fishing, horse riding, camping and going for wood with his son Ernie and friends. When he was home, he would watch any type of sports on TV. He was a Cowboys fan and very rarely missed a game.
We cannot forget to mention that he loved music, dancing, and coaching. He was even featured in one of the dancing scenes in El Milagro Beanfield War movie which was filmed in Truchas, NM. He co-coached with Brenda Padilla the EVCA Dream Team which his son Ernie, and nephews Jonathan Sanchez and Jerome Cordova were participants. The Dream Team ended the season undefeated. Both coaches were extremely proud of the team’s accomplishments.
Corpy’s relationship with God was very strong. During his long-term illness, he knew that God would not give him more then he could handle. He loved God with all his heart and accepted him as his Lord and Savior. He will be greatly missed by everyone that knew him.
Devotional service will be held on Thursday, October 7, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. at Victory Faith Church. Mass Memorial mass will be held on Saturday, October 9, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church in Chimayo with a burial to follow at Nuestra Senora de Dolores Cemetery. Carrying Corpentino to his final resting place will be his grandson Esteban Silva. Honorary pallbearers will be his Granddaughters, Nephews and Nieces.
The Family of Corpentino Vigil has entrusted the care of their loved one to the DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Espanola Valley. www.devargasfuneral.com 505-747-7477