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Esperanza Cervantes Gotay, 86, passed Friday, August 30, 2013. She was born April 20, 1927, in Camaguey, Cuba.
Esperanza was married to MSG Jose R. Gotay, U.S. Army Retired, until she became a widow after 50 years of marriage. Esperanza lived in California, Utah, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Florida, and Virginia.
She is survived by her seven children: Ana, Esperanza, Jose Ramon, Israel, Jose Antonio, Jorge Luis, and Mary Elena. Esperanza is remembered as a truly beloved mother, grandmother of 20 grandchildren, and great-grandmother of 27.
Visitation will be held from 1:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday, September 9, 2013, at Alta Vista Mortuary, 41 East Alisal St., Salinas, CA 93901.
Rosary will be held at 7:00 p.m. Monday, September 9, 2013, at Alta Vista Mortuary, 41 East Alisal St., Salinas, CA 93901.
Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 10, 2013, at Sacred Heart Church, 22 Stone St., Salinas, CA 93901.
Burial will follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery, 850 Abbott St., Salinas, CA 93901.
Arrangements by Alta Vista Mortuary, 831-424-9700. Online condolences: www.altavistamortuary.com
Published in The Salinas Californian on Sept. 7, 2013