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Rosary

Holy Cross Catholic Church
Saturday June 19th, 2021
1:00pm

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Mass of Christian Burial

Holy Cross Catholic Church
Saturday June 19th, 2021
2:00pm

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Committal

Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery
Saturday June 19th, 2021
3:00pm

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Joey Merino

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).


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Cynthia D Gomez Aug 31 2021 2:32 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Joey Merino

Debbie Merino Monroe (Fernandez) Aug 13 2021 12:09 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Joey Merino

Debbie gomez Aug 10 2021 4:07 PM

JoAnn I'm so sorry for the loss of your brother. Though I've moved to Ohio I still think of you and recall good times gone by. My condolences to you and all your family.
Janet DiNieri

JANET DINIERI Jun 26 2021 11:21 AM

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