Estevan Arturo “Peewee” Romero-Maldonado and Addilyn Marie “Sissy” Romero-Maldonado passed away on February 5, 2023 in Tecolotito, NM.
Estevan, born July 11, 2019 and Addilyn, born October 1, 2020, children of Sara Romero and John Maldonado, were born in Albuquerque, NM and raised in Tecolotito, and were members of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Anton Chico. Estevan and Addilyn spent most of their time together, playing and tussling with each other. Estevan was very fond of his role as the “big brother”, always looking after his sister. Estevan, along with his sister, enjoyed rides on the 4 wheeler, with their grandpo. They also liked to watch Dora the Explorer and CoComelon together, and Addilyn enjoyed watching the Disney Princess cartoons. Estevan, being older, liked to sing, being outdoors and spending time with his dog. Estevan also enjoyed riding his bouncy horse and playing in the water.
Both Estevan and Addilyn liked to be cuddled and enjoyed spending time with their family, as their family loved the time they spent with them.
Estevan and Addilyn are preceded in death by their grandmother: Rose Marie Cordova, uncles: Alex Romero and Jessie Matta, Mawmaw: Gladys Romero and paternal grandfather: Luis Padilla.
Estevan and Addilyn are survived by their parents: Sara Romero and John Maldonado, paternal grandmother: Dolores Maldonado, maternal grandfather: Arturo Romero, paternal great-grandparents: Connie and Nick Griego, siblings: John Andrews, Ayven, Ayden and Aryel Maldonado, uncles and aunts: Arturo Romero, Jr. (Michelle), James Fitzwater (Shelia), Lisa Richardson (Clint), Cary Allen Fitzwater (Monica), Jennifer Ortega (Jorge) and Andria Cordova Jones, cousin: Rayna Romero, grandpo: Louie Cordova, ninas: Megan Zambrano and Matiana Baca, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Recitation of The Most Holy Rosary, followed by the Mass of Christian Burial, will be Saturday, February 18, 2023 at 10AM at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Anton Chico, with Father Timothy Meurer officiating the service. Burial of cremains will follow at Our Lady of Guadalupe Cemetery in Tecolotito.
Urn Bearers for Estevan will be: Jonathan Lucero, Megan Zambrano, Dolores Maldonado and Arturo Romero. Urn Bearers for Addilyn will be: Pimenio Villanueva, Alley Jo Romero, Matiana Baca and Louie Cordova.
Services are under the direction of Chavez Funeral Home, 923 S. Third St., Santa Rosa, NM 88435. 575-472-3369. To place an online condolence or tribute, please visit www.chavezfuneralhome.com.