Mary (Foster) Labandeira(1927 - 2013)

Mary was born May 5, 1927 in Tulare, California. She went to be with the Lord on February 10, 2013, at the age of 85. Mary left behind her loving husband of 65 years, Joe E. Labandeira of Hanford, her children Joe Labandeira Jr. of Hanford, Elaine M. Simas and her husband Richard P. Simas of Lemoore, Marvin Labandeira of Hanford, her sister Isabel Macedo of Tulare, 10 Grandchildren, and 29 Great-Grandchildren.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents Joe and Mary Foster of Hanford, her brother Joe Foster Jr. of Hanford, her sister Rosemary Pedreiro of Lemoore , and her son Alvin Labandeira of Missouri. She was previously employed by JC Penney and Mode O Day clothing stores and enjoyed cooking and being a homemaker. Mary loved laughing and making jokes to laugh with others, and enjoyed dancing and listening to her daughter sing at many of the senior dances.
She loved being with her family and attending family events. Mary was a religious member of St. Brigid and Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. She was a wonderful and loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother to her family, and she will be greatly missed. The Funeral will be on Wednesday, February 20, 2013. The Viewing will be at Whitehurst McNamara Funeral Service from 11:00a.m. to 1:15p.m., followed by the Rosary and Mass at St. Brigid Catholic Church at 1:30p.m.

Published in The Hanford Sentinel on Feb. 16, 2013