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Age 74, was born in May 19, 1935 in Albuquerque, New Mexico “Albuquerque” redirects here. For other uses, see Albuquerque (disambiguation).
Albuquerque (pronounced [ˈæl.bə.kɚ.kiː], Spanish: [al.βu.

Gene passed away on Wednesday, November 4, 2009, while giving a lecture to UNM UNM University of New Mexico
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 1st year law students.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mario and Lena Franchini; and his daughter, Lori Franchini Basham.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Glynnie Franchini; son, Joseph (Jamie) Elias and wife, Carla Wersonick; daughters: Pamela Trent, Nancy Franchini and husband, Jim Edgcomb, Gina Franchini and husband, Eddie Landis; and eight grandchildren, including his most precious Rebecca; and his brother, Jim Franchini. He is survived by many, many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Gene attended St. Mary's grade and high school, Loyola University of the South, New Orleans, Louisiana, received BBA BBA
Bachelor of Business Administration
 degree from the University of New Mexico The University of New Mexico (UNM) is a public university in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It was founded in 1889. It also offers multiple bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and professional degree programs in all areas of the arts, sciences, and engineering. , Anderson School of Business, JD degree from Georgetown University in Washington, DE and an LLM LLM
Latin Legum Magister (Master of Laws)

LLM Master of Laws [Latin Legum Magister]

Noun 1.
 degree from the University of Virginia.

He was admitted to practice in 1960 and would have celebrated next year, his 50th anniversary in the field he so loved. Gene spent 32 years as a trial lawyer, six years as a District Judge and 12 years on the New Mexico Supreme Court The New Mexico Supreme Court is the highest court in the state of New Mexico in the United States. External Link
  • Official home page of the New Mexico Supreme Court
  • * Maps and aerial photos for Coordinates:
. He was presiding judge presiding judge n. 1) in both state and federal appeals court, the judge who chairs the panel of three or more judges during hearings and supervises the business of the court.  of the Second Judicial District 1978-1979 and Chief Justice 1997-1998.

While serving as Chief Justice of the New Mexico Supreme Court, he was elected by the National Conference of Chief Justices as Second Vice-President of their Board of Directors. During his career, he served as Chairman of the Personnel Board for the Labor Relations Board and Interim Board of Ethics of the City of Albuquerque.

He lectured annually at the University of New Mexico School of Law and was active in the New Mexico and Albuquerque Bar Associations. He was the first president of the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association. He received a number of awards over the years, including: the Albuquerque Bar Outstanding Judge Award in 1997 and the New Mexico Bar Pioneer award in 1998; in 2003 he received the Seth Montgomery Distinguished Judicial Service Award from the State Bar of New Mexico; in 2004 he received the Golden Gavel gavel

small mallet used by judge or presiding officer to signal order. [Western Culture: Misc.]

See : Authority
 Award from the National High School Mock Trial Championship The National High School Mock Trial Championship is an American nationwide competition of high school mock trial teams. The competition debuted in 1984 in Des Moines, Iowa, with teams representing Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and Wisconsin. , Inc.

He was Chairman of the Client Protection Task Force of the New Mexico Bar Association in 2009 and was inducted into the Anderson School of Management Anderson School of Management may refer to:
  • UCLA Anderson School of Management, University of California, Los Angeles (named after John Edward Anderson)
  • Anderson School of Management (University of New Mexico) (named after Robert O. Anderson)
  • A.
 Hall of Fame in 2008.

His history also includes: Staff Judge Advocate A legal adviser on the staff of a military command. A designated officer of the Judge Advocate General's Corps (JAGC) of the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marine Corps. , New Mexico Air National Guard The New Mexico Air National Guard is based at Kirtland AFB, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The main unit of the NMANG is the 150th Fighter Wing. The 150th flies the F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter.
, Member Board of Directors of the Albuquerque Bar Association, Chairman Personnel Board for the City of Albuquerque, Chairman Labor Relations Board, Chairman Interim Board of Ethics, Co-Chairman New Mexico Medical-Legal Board, Chairman Board of Trustees board of trustees Politics The posse of thugs who oversee an institution's administration. See Board of directors.  for Heights General Hospital, Member and Legal Counsel for the Board of Directors of Southwest Distributing Company. He was a member of the following: New Mexico Bar Association, Albuquerque Bar Association, New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, American Board of Trial Advocates, New Mexico American Inn of Court, Liaison Justice for the New Mexico Board of Bar Examiners, Co-Chairman of New Mexico Commission of Professionalism. After retiring from the New Mexico Supreme Court on December 31, 2002, he continued his love of law by doing mediations and arbitrations. As an appellate justice, he authored over 160 and participated in over 425, published opinions.

The Recitation rec·i·ta·tion  
a. The act of reciting memorized materials in a public performance.

b. The material so presented.

a. Oral delivery of prepared lessons by a pupil.

 of the Most Holy Rosary will be held Friday, November 6, 2009, at 7 p.m., and the Mass will be Saturday, November 7, 9 a.m., at Our Lady of Fatima Our Lady of Fatima (pron. IPA ['fa.ti.mɐ]) is the title given to the Blessed Virgin Mary by those who believe that she appeared to three shepherd children at Fátima, Portugal on the 13th day of six consecutive months in , 4020 Lomas, NE with Monsignor Luchin Hendren. Burial will follow at Gate of Heaven.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that Memorial donations be made to Center of Civic Values, P.O. Box 2184, Albuquerque, NM 87103 or a charity of your choice.

Please visit our online guestbook A guestbook is a logging system that allows visitors of a website to leave a public comment. Traditionally, the term applied to the actual ledgers held, for that same purpose, at B&Bs and museums.  for Gene at


1111 University Blvd. NE



In loving memory of


August 24, 1925-

November 5, 2008

You are truly missed and our lives are not as rich without you. Alles ist Kaputt!!! Yet each and every day we live in the love and strength your life provided. Thank You God for having blessed us with our husband, father and friend.

Until we meet again.



Passed away November 6, 2009.

Service Arrangements are pending and will be announced through Santa Fe Funeral Options.


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6501 Obit OBIT. That particular solemnity or office for the dead, which the Roman Catholic church appoints to be read or performed over the body of a deceased member of that communion before interment; also the office which, upon the anniversary of his death, was frequently used as a commemoration  Legacy

3 Year Anniversary


November 9, 2006

"Mi Angel"

Join us for 3 Year Anniversary Mass at San Isdrio Parish November 8 at noon.




Our precious angel passed away on November 1, 2009 at the age of 45.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Bonnie and Becky Aragon; and brothers, Narce and Chapo.

She is survived by her loving sister, Kathy Orta and her husband Louie "Tony"; nephews, Sebastian and Lucas; best friend, Brenda; and numerous aunts, uncles, and extended family and friends.

Rosary will be recited Monday, November 9, 2009, at 7 p.m. at St. Anne Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, November 10, 2009, at 10 a.m. at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi with Burial to follow at National Cemetery at 11:30 a.m.

Pallbearers will include: Frank Arellano, Kenny Gallegos, Ray Orta, Jose Gonzales, Joe Mares, and Irene Segovia.

Honorary Pallbearers will be her nephews, Sebastian and Lucas Orta.

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Solomon (July 13, 1968) went to be with our Lord, November 4, 2009. He passed away peacefully at home after a lengthy illness.

He is preceded in death by his father, Tranquilino "Kino kino

the juice of certain plants, some tropical and some Australian eucalypts, used in medicine as an astringent.
" Ortega; and nephew, Carlos "Carlitos" Ortega.

Survived by his mother, Frances Ortega; brothers: George (God-mother Marcella), Lupe, Angelo and wife Dolores Dolores (or Delores) was a common given name (until the 1960s in the USA); it is cognate with the English word "dolorous" (meaning sorrowful) and equivalent in meaning. , Franciso and wife Eva; sisters: Rosemary and husband Norman Torres, Veronica Montoya, Martha and husband Rick Salazar, Angie, Terry; numerous nephews, nieces, and many other relatives.

Pallbearers: Joaquin Ortega, Gilbert Montoya, Gary Trujillo, Robert Salazar, Ricky Salazar, Izaiah Ortega, Joseph Sena.

Honorary Pallbearers: Yvonne Arellanes, Alma Anaya, Julie Salazar, Bernadette Ortega, Kariann Ortega, Franklynn Ortega, Estrella Ortega, Esperanza Ortega, Escencia Ortega.

Services will be held Tuesday, November 10, 2009, at St. Ann's Parish. A Rosary at 10 am. Mass and Burial to follow.


SOPHIA Sophia (sōfī`ə, Ger. zōfē`ä), 1630–1714, electress of Hanover, consort of Elector Ernest Augustus. She was the daughter of Frederick the Winter King and Elizabeth of Bohemia, who was the daughter of James I of England.  BOUCHER NAVARRO COTE

16 months, born on July 4th, 2008, passed away on November 5th, 2009.

She is survived by her parents, Ryan and Sandra; her big sister, Ryley; her grandparents grandparents nplabuelos mpl

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: Isidro and Isabel Navarro, and David and Christine Cote; her God-father, Leonard Navarro; her Godmother, Cynthia Navarro; her aunts: Debbie Navarro, Patty Navarro, and Angela Mowatt; her uncles, Paul Gard and James Niemi; and her cousins, Zachary and Alexander Gard; and many more relatives and friends.

Sophia was a beautiful gift from God and she made everyone around her realize how much love there is in the world. Even though our family in Maine is afar, we always felt you in our hearts and Sophia felt all of your love and support.

Sophia was surrounded by the most amazing and dedicated people, and we appreciate and want to thank everyone that was a part of her life. Sophia blessed everyone she met, and we are happy our little angel now gets to play with all the children in Heaven.

Thank you, Sophia, for teaching us that out of the three gifts of faith, hope and love, the greatest of all is love. Corinthians 13:13

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to University of New Mexico Hospital The University of New Mexico Hospital (locally known as either University Hospital or UNM Hospital) is a teaching hospital located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, north of The University of New Mexico's Main Campus. , Pediatric pediatric /pe·di·at·ric/ (pe?de-at´rik) pertaining to the health of children.

Of or relating to pediatrics.
 Intensive Care Unit.

A Rosary will be recited at Santa Maria de La Paz Catholic Church on Sunday, November 8, 2009, at 7:30 p.m. A Mass will be celebrated at Santa Maria de la Paz Catholic Church on Monday, November 9, 2009, at 3:30 p.m.

Arrangements are under the direction of

Berardinelli Family Funeral Service

1399 Luisa Street, Santa Fe, NM 87505


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