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Paul John Matteucci, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, passed away March 13, 2017 at age 79. He is survived by his wife, Judy (Christianson) to whom he was married for 54 years with the hope of many more to come. Paul was born in Albuquerque on November 18, 1937.
He graduated from Albuquerque High School in 1955, University of New Mexico in 1959, and University of Wyoming School of Law in 1962. He went on to practice law with his father, Gino J. Matteucci, for many years and became a well-respected member of the legal community. Later in life he worked at developing commercial real estate in Albuquerque.
He is also survived by his son, David, and his wife, Kendra, and their children, Kayla and Seth; his son, Brian, and his wife, Mary, and their children, Tiffany, Madeline, Megan, and Luke; and his daughter, Paula, and her husband, Sam Maclay, and their children Will and Jane. He is survived by his brother, Raymond Matteucci and wife, Lisa and their son Mark and family, and was preceded in death by their parents, Gino and Lidia Matteucci. He is also survived by his beloved cousins, Edward Matteucci, Renzo Petroni and wife, Norma and family, Derek Matteucci, Thomas Matteucci, and Gary Chorre. He was blessed to love his parents and brothers-in-law, HL and Lorraine Christianson and Val and Eric Christianson and family. Paul treasured the closeness he shared with the parents of his children's spouses, Tony and Joan Lucero, Nancy Covalt and Bill and Marilyn Bademan.
Paul was an avid golfer for many decades and enjoyed a good game of poker. While he was not a fan of deep sea fishing and was an unaccomplished skier, he was an incredibly devoted Lobo fan. Paul loved to tell a good story and share memories with the treasured friends he made over a lifetime in this community. He listened well and then gave great advice and offered his support when needed. He worried, because he cared. His family was his greatest joy, and he delighted in many family —sometimes extended family — gatherings over the years, especially Christmas dinner and, in more recent years, the annual San Diego summer vacation complete with poolside Mai Tais with Judy and grandchildren growing up before his eyes.
A Celebration of Life Open House will be held Sunday, April 2, 2017 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Albuquerque Country Club. Paul was a generous man and supported many good causes over the years. If desired, and in lieu of flowers, feel free to make a memorial contribution to the organization of your choosing.
"We'll meet you at Tower 21, Papa!"