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Funeral services set for Pete Domenici, former U.S. senator

Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 4020 Lomas NE, will host a viewing and rosary tonight for Sen. Pete Domenici and a Mass of Christian burial Saturday. (Jim Thompson/Albuquerque Journal)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Memorial services are scheduled this weekend for former U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici.

New Mexico’s longest-serving senator, Domenici died Wednesday morning of complications from abdominal surgery.

A public celebration of the longtime lawmaker’s life will be held at Isotopes Stadium in Albuquerque on Saturday at 3 p.m.

The family also has arranged for a rosary Friday evening at Our Lady of Fatima in Albuquerque. A funeral service will follow Saturday morning at the Catholic church.

Domenici’s family said in a statement Wednesday that while they are mourning his death, they are also celebrating his life and many achievements. They expressed their gratitude to his supporters and all who have offered condolences.

The family said as much as Domenici did during his six terms in the Senate, he always felt there was more he could do and he was always ready to get to work.