Maria De La Torre


Maria Esther De La Torre died peacefully at home in Watsonville on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 after a long and courageous fight with an illness. She was 83.

She was born on Feb. 25, 1935 in Mexico to Pastor and Maria Inez De La Torre. She endured many hardships, but her courageous spirit, hard work and perseverance against life’s obstacles was an everlasting example to her family. She spent a lifetime putting her family first without complaining. She always had a smile on her face and no one ever left her house hungry.

She is survived by her children, Martha, Albert and Jorge; two grandchildren; and other family members, Librada, Enrique, Lucia, Ernesto, Oscar, Jose and many others. She was preceded in death by her siblings, Josefina, Tecla, Pacheta, Juan, Carmen and Zocoro.

A visitation will be held on Sunday, June 3 at Ave Maria Memorial Chapel in Watsonville from 5-9 p.m. with a recitation of the Rosary at 7 p.m. Mass will be celebrated on Monday June 4 at Valley Catholic Church in Watsonville at 10 a.m. with the burial to follow at Valley Public Cemetery in Watsonville directly after.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted in the care of the Carroll Family of Ave Maria Memorial Chapel, www.avemariamemorialchapel.com.

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