Mary Galera Soriano
Age 84, passed peacefully on July 13, 2013 at in Carson after months of struggling with a chronic heart disease and other complications. Mary was born June 3, 1929 in Honolulu, Hawaii. She was the daughter of Pedro and Arcadia Galera. At the age of 22, after a short romance, she married Alex Soriano. Over the next 15 years she had 9 children, four girls, Vera, Gina, Lisa and Gail; and five boys, Alex Jr., Gary, Carl, Mike and Mark. In 1989 her soul mate, Alex Sr. passed. She devoted herself to her children and her grandchildren. Mary enjoyed sports, but she was best known for "her" LA Laker team. Mary is survived by her children, sixteen grandchildreen, five great grandchildren. Viewing will be held at Little Brown Church, 600 E. 5th Street, Long Beach, 6-9pm on Friday, July 19, 2013. Services will be held Saturday, July 20, 2013 at St. Philomena Church in Carson at 8:45am with procession to All Souls Cemetery in Long Beach. Please sign the guestbook at www.dailybreeze. com/obits.
Published in Daily Breeze on July 19, 2013