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Joey Merino

March 21, 1965 — June 10, 2021

Joseph Richard Merino, Sr., “Joey,” age 56, entered into eternal life on Thursday, June 10, 2021, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Joey was born March 21, 1965, in Morenci, Arizona, to Jose and Gloria Merino.

Joey was a 1983 graduate of Morenci High School. He married the love of his life, Phyllis, and together they had two sons: Joseph “Sonny” Richard, Jr. and Joshua Lee.

Joey is survived by: his parents, Jose and Gloria Merino; his children, Joseph “Sonny” Richard, Jr. and Joshua Lee; siblings, JoAnn (Joseph) Miranda, John (Michele) Merino, Kristi (Mike) Guillen; and many nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by: his wife, Phyllis Merino.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Joey will be celebrated Saturday afternoon, June 19, 2021, at 2:00 p.m., at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Morenci by Rev. Nathaniel Mma. Committal will follow in the Sacred Heart Cemetery.

A Rosary and prayers will be offered Saturday afternoon, June 19, 2021, at 1:00 p.m., at Holy Cross Catholic Church.

Those who would like to attend the services via Facebook Live can join on Vining Funeral Home's Facebook page, Saturday afternoon, June 19, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. (MST).

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Joey Merino, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

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Rosary

Saturday, June 19, 2021

Starts at 1:00pm (Mountain (no DST) time)

Holy Cross Catholic Church

205 Fairbanks Rd., Morenci, AZ 85540

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Mass of Christian Burial

Saturday, June 19, 2021

Starts at 2:00pm (Mountain (no DST) time)

Holy Cross Catholic Church

205 Fairbanks Rd., Morenci, AZ 85540

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Committal

Saturday, June 19, 2021

Starts at 3:00pm (Mountain (no DST) time)

Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery

100 Copper Verde Lane, Clifton, AZ 85533

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