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Edward Brito

May 7, 1938 — April 3, 2023

Edward Brito (Bear, Brutus, Smokey Bear), age 84, born May 7, 1938, known in the Albuquerque Fire Department as (Bear, Brutus, Smokey Bear) went home to the Lord on Monday, April 3, 2023, he was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He is survived by his spouse, Rose Brito; sons, Les, Brian, and Patrick Brito, and daughters, Anita Molina, and Charlene Brito. He had many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. Edward served in the U.S. Marines Corps and retired from the Albuquerque Fire Department. He was a compassionate, loving, understanding and social butterfly. Once a Marine always a Marine.

"SEMPER FI" " Once a Marine always a Marine " by MSgt Paul Woyshner

A Mass will be held on Tuesday, May 9, 2023, at 11:00 a.m., at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 5415 Fortuna Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87105.
The final resting place will be held at the Santa Fe National Cemetery, 945. 501 N. Guadalupe St, Santa Fe, NM 87501.

A Marine at Heaven's Gateway  by aisyned Jan 27, 2007

A marine is at heavens gateway, and god asks him why he should come in, he asks him if he is doctor, the soldier shakes his head no, but keeps on his grin, God asks him if he is a dentist,race-car driver,or model, The marine keeps shaking his head no with the grin on his face, God goes through a list but does not say marine, but he still shows respect and in his mind says a grace, God finally says what were you then, the soldier replies i was a marine, God's eyes light up, and says why didn't you say so come on in, God gives him his halo and wings, and a golden chair, as all the other angels, just stare,

The marine follows with his head up in confusion, God says welcome back angel we have missed you to so long, and the marine quickly says, no sir you have it all wrong, I'm just a marine, not a doctor and such, all I did was fight and shoot, that wasn't much, God said, that you risked your life for people and freedom, and that is why you have the greatest job, and a special place in my kingdom..................

Firefighter's Prayer by, Denysia Chapman-Madden

When I am called to duty, God wherever flames may rage, give me strength to save a life, whatever be its age. Help me to embrace a little child before it's too late, or save an older person from the horror of that fate. Enable me to be alert to hear the weakest shout, and quickly and efficiently to put the fire out. I want to fill my calling and to give the best in me, to guard my neighbor and protect his property. And if according to your will I have to lose my life, bless with your protecting hand my loving family from strife.

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