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1978 Melissa Adrianna Griego “Missy” Agoyo Tsay’yi (Yellow Star) 2022

Melissa Griego

June 24, 1978 — November 2, 2022


Melissa Adrianna Griego “Missy”

Agoyo Tsay’yi (Yellow Star)

6/24/1978 - 11/02/2022

Beloved wife, mother, daughter, and sister Melissa Adrianna Griego, Tewa name Agoyo Tsay’yi (Yellow Star), and life-long resident and tribal citizen of the Pueblo of Nambe passed away surrounded by her loved ones, after a brief illness on November 2, 2022. “Missy” was born June 24, 1978, and brought laughter and light to many in her lifetime. She loved her family, friends, and home community of Nambe dearly and left a mark on everyone she encountered. She will be missed by all her family and friends who have been blessed to have her in their lives.

She is survived by husband Angelo Martinez, daughter Alyssa Martinez (Brandon), Angelo Martinez Jr. (Rochelle), parents Donna and Carl Griego, brother Carl Griego Jr. (Maria Griego); nephew Carl III and niece Angelina, maternal grandparents; Frank and Lorenzo Romero, paternal grandmother Maryann Griego and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

She is preceded in death by her great-grandmother Juanita Romero who she shared a special bond with and special aunt Carmen, grandfather Eligio Griego, great-grandmother Natividad Herrera Drisdale, and great-grandmother Clara R. Leon and other relatives.

A viewing will take place at DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory in Espanola at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, November 7, 2022, and a rosary at 6:00 p.m. A viewing will also take place at 9:00 am on Tuesday November 8, 2022, at the Sacred Heart Church in lower Nambe with a Mass of Christian burial at 10:00 a.m. and burial to follow.

Missy’s strength, courage and kindness will be used as a guide, as her loved ones deal with this great loss. Her family thanks all those who have offered support during this time.

The Family has entrusted the gentle care of their loved one to DeVargas Funeral Home and Crematory in the beautiful Espanola Valley. (505)747-7477 



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Service Schedule

Past Services


Monday, November 7, 2022

5:00 - 6:00 pm (Mountain time)

DeVargas Funeral Home and Crematory

623 North Railroad Ave, Espanola, NM 87532

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Tuesday, November 8, 2022

9:00 - 10:00 am (Mountain time)

Sacred Heart Catholic Church Nambe

, Nambe, NM 87506

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