Maria E. Arriaga

Maria E. Arriaga Battle Creek Maria E. Arriaga, 83, of Battle Creek, died Sunday, December 9, 2012. Maria was born March 5, 1929 in Laredo, TX to Feliciano and Margarita (Flores) Hernandez. She loved to cook and was an excellent seamstress, making blankets, quilts and clothing. Maria married Raul Arriaga, who preceded her in death on May 23, 2007. She was also preceded in death by a son, Erasmo Arriaga and a brother, Miguel Hernandez. Surviving are her six children, Raul Arriaga, John M. Arriaga, Reimundo Arriaga, Leonardo H. (Brenda) Arriaga, Alejos Arriaga and Hector Arriaga; 9 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, two nephews and one niece. At the request of the family, they will receive friends on Thursday, December 13, 2012 from 4-8 p.m. at the Farley-Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home, with a Scripture Service at 7:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass to celebrate Maria's life will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, December 14 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 61 N. 23rd St., Battle Creek, 49015, with Monsignor Leo Cartagena, Parochial Vicar, officiant. Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. Personal messages for the family may be placed at

Published in Battle Creek Enquirer on Dec. 11, 2012