Joseph R. Tafoya went to his heavenly home on March 26, 2020.

Joseph R. Tafoya

Joseph R. Tafoya

He spent his last day on earth doing what he loved; taking care of his “critters” and being with the ones he loved; his wife of 37 years, Melissa, and his only grandchild, Sonya Jade.

He was proud to serve his fellow Socorro citizens as a deputy of the Socorro County Sheriff’s Department for 26 years.

Joseph is preceded in death by his mom and dad, Sarah and Fidel Tafoya; and his brother, Arturo “Tudy” Tafoya.

He leaves behind a wife; his son, Anthony; his granddaughter, Sonya Jade; three brothers, a sister; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great- nephews.

Services for Joseph may be scheduled and announced at a later date.

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Joseph's care has been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 309 Garfield St Socorro, NM 87801 575-835-1530