Mrs. Josefina Alaniz Rosales, our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, entered into the glory of her eternal life on her 79th birthday, Monday, Oct. 22, 2012 at Valley Regional Medical Center in Brownsville, Texas surrounded by her loving family after a valiant battle against lung cancer.|
Fina, as she was affectionately known to all, was a native and lifetime resident of Brownsville. Fina was totally devoted to her family. To Fina family was everything. Fina was deeply loved and will be profoundly missed by all those fortunate to have known her.
Fina was preceded in death by her husband, Rosalio Rosales Sr.; three sons, Rogelio, Raul, and Roman Rosales; two grandsons, Raul Rogelio and Ricky Rosales Jr.; her parents; three brothers, Belisario Jr., Ernesto, and Alfredo Alaniz; and three sisters, Irene Rendon, Guadalupe Rocha, and Olivia Solis.
Left behind to eternally treasure their memories of her are her children, Rosalinda R. (Alberto) Martinez Sr., Rosalio "Leo" (Julie) Rosales Jr., Ramiro Rosales, Rodolfo Luis Rosales, Reynaldo (Irene) Rosales, and Ricardo (Rosalinda) Rosales Sr.; 17 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, and other extended family members.
Visitation will be from noon to 9 p.m., on Thursday, Oct. 25, in the East Chapel at Darling-Mouser Funeral Home with the recitation of the holy rosary at 7 p.m.
The funeral Mass will be at 9 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 26, at Immaculate Conception Cathedral, 1218 E. Jefferson St. Committal services will follow at Buena Vista Burial Park.
Fina's grandsons and great-grandson, Albert Martinez Jr., Gilbert Martinez, Aleck Pineda, Roman Rosales, Ramiro Rosales Jr., and Rudy Rosales Jr. are honored to be serving as pallbearers for their beloved grandmother and great-grandmother.
The rest of Fina's grandchildren and great-grandchildren will serve as honorary pallbearers.
Fina's family would like to express their gratitude to Dr. J. Chan, Dr. M. Raguthu, Dr. Jover and all the doctors and staff at Valley Regional for the excellent care administered to Josefina; and to Esperanza Martinez, her provider and companion of many years.
Memorial gifts in Fina's memory may be made to the
, High Plains Division, Inc., South Texas Region, 5413 S. McColl Rd., Edinburg, TX 78539
You may view the obituary, sign the guestbook, and send your condolences online to the Rosales family at www.darlingmouser.com.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Darling-Mouser Funeral Home, 945 Palm Blvd., Brownsville, TX 78520, and 956-546-7111.
Published in Brownsville Herald on Oct. 24, 2012