Thomas C. Gallegos passed away peacefully at the age of 75 on January 27, 2021 in his home with his family.
He was born January 20, 1946 in Magdalena, New Mexico to Crusita Chavez Gallegos and Domingo Gallegos. He had 1 brother George Ernest Gallegos and 2 sisters, Evan Balderaz and Maria Saiez, who have all passed away.
Thomas moved with his family to Globe in 1958, where he attended school. In 1964 he met his wife Rosemary B. Gallegos, at a dance where they both had both loved to go. They loved to dance! . On August 14, 1964 they were married in Globe, Arizona, they both relocated to Phoenix, AZ in 1968 with their children. He was the “tire man” in the tire industry. He worked at Nu-tread tires, Firestone, Redburn, Superior Tire and Auto Quest. He was a “JACK OF ALL TRADES”. Thomas was known for his photographic memory, when it came to auto-mechanics. He spent his retired years helping all of his neighbors, whether it was replacing coolers, fixing a car, helping his elderly neighbors with yard work, or anything they needed. Especially the wives of the close friends to both him and his wife, in their neighborhood.
Thomas loved his family dearly, he taught his sons everything there was to know about car repairs,how to repair a home, to always be knowledgeable when it came to making sure they were able to repair their cars and homes on their own. He loved all of his grandkids, nieces and nephews, he had a special name for every single one of them, who until this day are still called by the nickname given to them by Thomas.
Thomas leaves behind his wife of 56 years, Rosemary B. Gallegos, his son Daniel Anthony Gallegos Sr., and his daughter Patricia G. Alcantar(Luciano Sedillo). His 9 grandsons, 5 granddaughters, 6 great grandsons and 11 great grand daughters, in Phoenix, Arizona. Thomas was preceded in death by his parents, Domingo Gallegos and Crusita Gallegos, his brother, George Ernest Gallegos, his two sisters, Evan Balderaz and Maria Saiez, his oldest son, Thomas James Gallegos Jr, his oldest daughter, Lovette Marie Gallegos, his grandson, Fabiano Miguel Botello, his granddaughter “Lil” Lovette Marie Gallegos.
His services will be held on February 20, 2021 at Our Lady of Fatima Church, 1418 S 17th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85007: Rosary 12:00pm to 1:00pm, Mass from 1:00pm to 2:00pm, followed by the funeral services at 2:30pm to 3:30pm at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, in Phoenix, AZ.