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Obituary: Florence Katherine Snee

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — Florence Katherine Snee, age 83, of Rio Rancho, N.M., passed away Monday,

Courtesy Photo

Jan. 7, 2019.

She was born in New York City, N.Y., on Sept. 26, 1935, to Joseph and Bertha Robinson. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James Snee; brothers, William, Joseph and Thomas Robinson; and sisters, Evelyn Beauchmin and Barbara McCourtney.

Florence is survived by her sons, Robert (Desiree) Maher of North Richland Hills, Texas, Kenneth Maher of Rio Rancho, N.M., and Jim (Tammy) Snee of Austin, Minn.; daughters, Denise and Donna Maher of Rio Rancho, N.M.; brothers, James (Linda) Robinson of Nanuet, N.Y., and John Robinson of Phoenix, Ariz.; grandchildren, Dawn Schweich of Rio Rancho, N.M., and James, Joshua and Carly Snee of Austin, Minn.

Florence graduated from St. Monica’s Catholic School in New York City.

She married James Francis Snee in 1966. They were happily married for 20 years.

Florence worked for the Board of Elections in NYC from 1955-1965 and was an entrepreneur of NYC Hot Dogs from 1975-1985. She was a caregiver to extended family members and friends, and loved visiting her grandkids, nieces and nephews.

Florence was very passionate about politics. She was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church.

Visitation was held on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, at Sara Road Chapel, Rio Rancho, N.M. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, Rio Rancho, N.M.

Florence was laid to rest at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Albuquerque, N.M. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given in Florence’s honor to Ronald McDonald House, Albuquerque, N.M.

Daniels Family Funeral Services

Sara Chapel

4310 Sara Road, Rio Rancho, NM 87124