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Ernesto Orlando Sanchez

February 20, 1982 — August 12, 2023


Ernesto Orlando Sanchez was born February 20th, 1982 and went home to be with our lord Saturday, August 12th, 2023. Although Ernest’s life was far too short it was filled with love and laughter. Anyone who had the privilege to know Ernest would say what a big heart he had and how he loved to do for everyone around him.  Ernest worked hard all of his life but he definitely played harder. Most weekends you could find Ernest working on the ranch, grilling, or having a beer with his family and friends. 

He is preceded in death by his father, Ernesto G Sanchez.  Many aunts, uncles, cousins and his paternal and maternal grandparents.

He is survived by Son, Dominic N Sanchez, Fiance Alethea Martinez, Daughters Ebony and Ashley Riley, Stepson Robert D Torres.  Mother Victoria Sanchez, Sisters Marguerite Sanchez and Samantha Sanchez and brother Steven "Clarence" Sanchez and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Services- Mass will be held Friday August 25, 2023, at 11:00 am at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church at 5415 Fortuna Rd NW Albuquerque, NM 87105 

Reception will follow at 1:00 pm at 10148 Cartagena Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87121 

Internment will be Saturday August 26, 2023, at 1:00 pm at the Santa Rosa Memorial Cemetery.

The family of Ernesto Sanchez has entrusted the care of their loved one to DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the beautiful Espanola Valley.   505-747-7477

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Service Schedule

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Friday, August 25, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Mountain time)

Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church

5415 Fortuna Road SW, Albuquerque,

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