Wow, I just found out. I was reading the crosses set up for all Souls Day at Holy Trinity Church looking for my daughters and I found Marias. I just could not believe it...just stood there. Your mom was so awesome, I've know her since Jr. High...always the same classes together. She always had a smile and a wave for me at church. We would run into each other from time to time to chat, she was always so happy. Going to miss seeing her on FB.
My prayers are with your family, she is truly going to be one of the Lords's best Angels.
Respectfully, Enzinna Arguijo
We will miss Ms Romero, she was a loving teacher to my son Brent Becker at CCD Holy Trinity for the year 2009-10.
I just want to Thank You for all the love you had shown me throughout the years. From my childhood til now. You never judged me. You always gave me good advice throughout my hard times, Thank You. You always said Romeros are strong & you're right. I love you & will always miss you. Thank you for being a part of my life. Love Always...PS give Junior a hug for me & tell him that I miss him.
Never have I felt the hand of God more, than when he reached down from heaven and plucked you from our lives. Like a cruel game of "I got your nose". Except you can read the hurt on my face, as plain as if my nose were really missing. I keep likening your "disappearance" to losing a limb. No other loss can compare, because without you I am not a whole person. I will learn to live without you and the only comfort in that task is knowing that you will be in heaven watching over me and putting in a good word for me with the Big Guy. I will miss you everyday for as long as I live.
Our dearest, Maria, will be very missed by all who loved her....we as her siblings have been truly blessed to have her with us for 50 yrs....rest with the Angels, my beautiful sister...until we meet again...I love you and i will carry you in my heart always....love your sister, Nora A.
Maria is my sister, the oldest of 20 something. She was our rock, our peacemaker and most of all our now fallen angel. She will be truly missed from all of us who knew her, She was a tremendous person and loved everyone. Those of you who knew her knew she was a blessing to have in your lives, so i and my family truly thank you all for sharing your special memories about her. Maria, someday my loving sister we will see eachother again, save us a spot in heaven. Know that everyday your gone you will never be forgotten, I thank you my sister for never judging or choosing sides when things were not right, I thank you so much for loving me even when I know I was wrong. I love you and am going to miss you dearly, I already do. I love you my loving sister and again you will be and already missed. God Bless You on your journey home, see you when I get there.
I am deeply sadden of the passing of Maria Romero (a good friend at Holy Trinity) She was the best friend anyone could have. If you ever had a problem you can count on her to be there. She will be greatly missed.
Dear Romero Family:
I can't express how sad we are wth the passing of such a wonderful person as Maria. We just found out abut her passing today and would have loved to participate in the celebration of her life yesterday and today.
We were always immpressed by he mature, nuturing and responsible support of not just her family but all the children of San Pedro. We truly enjoyed her intelligent and positive conversation. She was so humble yet enormously proud and supportive of her children.
I know she is seated at the right hand of God. I will ask her to pray for us.
May God comfort your family and give you peace within to know that your amazing Mother is forever with you in spirit. A poem of a special mother in which you all have.
How did you find the energy, Mom
To do all the things you did,
To be teacher, nurse and counselor
To me, when I was a kid.
How did you do it all, Mom,
Be a chauffeur, cook and friend,
Yet find time to be a playmate,
I just can't comprehend.
I see now it was love, Mom
That made you come whenever I'd call,
Your inexhaustible love, Mom
And I thank you for it all.
Your Mom was amazing because it reflects upon her amazing children. God Bless You all.
Maisha Henry ~ Saatchi & Saatchi Family
I met Maria through my niece, Ashley, who is friends with Emily. She was always warm and friendly, and got my sister, Kathy, involved in many school activities at Dodson - mainly as a result of their girls'involvement in Drama. They bonded over a shared passion for photography; the experience and friendship that developed over time proved to be very rewarding for each of them.
Maria coordinated the Diabetes Walk that a large number of our family participated in last October in Long Beach. It was a great experience, as our family had just lost our nephew-in-law, Billy Eichelkraut, to complications resulting from his life-long struggle with diabetes. She brought THRIVE T-Shirts for all participants, and we brought "Billy" T-Shirts, which we shared with one another.
Maria is an angel. I will miss the opportunity to see her again and to experience her warmth and kindness.
My thoughts and prayers are with the family, and all who were fortunate enough to share closely in Maria's life, at this sad and difficult time.
Dear Angela, Emily and the Romero Family, We're so sorry to here of your loss. Your mom's presence will truly be missed. She had a wonderful, uplifting personality and will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time. Please feel free to call on us if you need anything. With love, Sandy, Robyn and Kimmie
I only met Maria a couple of years ago, but liked her instantly. I always admired her energy, talent and positive spirit. I loved "talking to her" on Facebook. I will miss her so much. All my love to her family.
Dear Romero Family,
My grandson was in Mrs. Romero's CCD class at Holy Trinity that just began this year. We are thankful she was willing to share her love of God with these children. I am sure Mrs. Romero was a "gift" to many children through her volunteering at Holy Trinity CCD. My daughter, grandson Quinn and I extend our sympathy in this time of great loss. You are in our prayers.
dear emily and family im so very sorry for your loss :( maria will be greatly missed and even tho she may be gone she is not forgotten and she always will be in all of our hearts :) - olivia maes, isabella maes, grayce maes and family
Dear Romero Family,
On behalf of the staff and players in the San Pedro High School Girls Soccer program, I would like send our sincere condolences. In just a few short weeks, Maria had made a huge impact on our program. She dedicated a tremendous amount of time and effort in organizing future fundraisers and inspired others to follow her example. She had such an enthusiastic and giving personality that will be forever in our memories. Emily, you are surrounded by girls that love you and want to support you and your family any way we can. We send our warmest hugs and prayers. God Bless you.
Elisa de la Peña-Nagle
Dear Romero Family:
I met Maria last year when she came to volunteer at the SPHS Lady Boosters' snack bar during football season. Her daughter was not even at SPHS yet, but she wanted to check us out! She also came to our installation dinner in June and sat with me...and even though I did not know her that well, I considered her a friend. She was warm, caring and gracious and talking to her you saw how much she loved her family and community. I just ran into her at Acapulco's a couple weeks ago....and I can't believe she is gone. I am so sorry for your loss, I know there is a large hole in your hearts right now. You are all in my prayers. I am in shock.....
Dear Romero Family:
Our prayers are with you during these hard times. God bless you.
Dearest Romero family - Regina, JR, Angela & Emily
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. Please know that we care about you. May your memories of your wonderful mother give you strength.
The Bada family
Dear Romero Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Maria and I became friends in Tupperware and had a great time. I will always remember her great smile and great attitude. May God give you the comfort you all need for your loss.
Maria...it's so unbelieveable to think you're gone when looking at these pictures shows how much life you had in you. You are a beautiful woman and raised a beautiful family - your memories and love lives on through them. We miss you and love you always.
JR and family-
Words cannot express the sadness that we feel for you as you mourn the loss of your mom, it is one thing when it is expected, but when God takes you all of a sudden, nothing can be more harder. All we can do is pray for strength and happiness, knowing that God must have needed her and chose her to be one of his angels. She touched many people during her life, and I just want to thank you Maria, for always making my daughter Miranda feel welcome at your home and treating her like family! I hope that JR feels the same, because we love him like a son...and we will take care of him always and the Romero family will always be in our prayers. God Bless you- Mario, Renee Olloque and family
Your presense as my co-worker at Kaiser will be greatly missed. I always looked forward to seeing you in the hallways or at your desk. We talked about our children, Girl Scouts, ect. We started in the ER together many years ago. May your family seek comfort in the arms of your angel. You will be greatly missed at Kaiser.
To Asoau/Romero family God Bless You in This Trying Time We Will All Miss Maria And Her Beautiful Smile
Dear Romero Family, May the thoughts and prayers of those who love you comfort you at this time of sorrow.
"Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God" Matthew 5:8
Compadre and Family:
We were so sorry to hear about Maria. Our condolences to you and all the family.
Dolores Rivera and Sonia Barragan
To Our Romero Family,
Life as we know it will never be the same. It is like doing a 1000 piece puzzle only to find out that you are missing the most important piece. What I do know is that Maria served the Lord each and everyday. Always remember her big smile and then just imagine how big that smile must have been when she seen Jesus. I bet she reached for her camera. We are going to miss her so very much. She was the one you could always rely on. Please know that we will always be here for all of you and you all mean so much to us. Heaven now has the greatest volunteer ever! Love always,
Kathy & Greg
We love u Tia...you'll be missed.....Can't believe ur gone..........u'll always b in our hearts.......
Dearest Romero Family--Your wife and mom was special beyond words. Her truest legacy is her children. How wonderful to know you carry on all of her wonder, dedication, and sweetness. She is always with you. That's a guarantee.
Love, The Marovich-Sampson Family
Dear Romero's, My Heart goes out to you all. Your mom was a amazing woman. She will be missed by all who knew her. God is so lucky to have her now. I will so miss her, she was sure a dear friend and co-worker.
Dear Romero's, My heart goes out to you in this difficult time. I am sorry for your loss. Maria was a beautiful person and welcomed me. Ang, I love you dearly and feel your pain. God Bless
To The Romero Family:
I feel so honored to have had the chance to develop a friendship with Maria. She was there to guide Genevieve and Andrew towards the steps for their First Communion. They loved her just as I did. She made me a better person. We have lost a great friend, but God has gained an Angel.
Debbie Whatley and Family
Dear Emily,JR, and family.
I am so sorry for your loss.I was talking to your mom just last week about you both.She is so proud of you both and loves you so much. I am sure you know how much she loves you. She will now be your angel watching down over you all. My prayers are with you.
Dear Emily and family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Your mom will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
With all of our love,
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
My beloved, sweet cousin, Maria. May God bless your lovely soul and guide you to his glory. I love you very much, and you will be missed greatly. I am so greatful for the times that we spent together. You'll always be my favorite "dance" partner. I can't imagine my life without you in it. You were not only my family, but one of my best friends. Love you Always and your forever in my heart!!