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Mary A. Hallstone
Mary Hallstone, née Andre, 99, long-time resident of Salinas, passed away peacefully Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. Mary was born Nov. 11, 1914 in Turlock, the second child of Mary Lourenco Jorge and Joe Enos Andre of Corvo, Azores.
She grew up on a farm in Turlock where she attended schools, met and married her husband John Allan. John and Mary began their life together in Modesto where son, Kenneth Lee and daughter, Vicki Marie were born. In 1950, they moved to Salinas where John was manager of Production Credit Association. Their third child, Donald Anthony, was born in Salinas. Mary worked at JC Penney's and the Veterans Administration before beginning her favorite secretarial jobs at Palma and Notre Dame High Schools. She retired in 1978 and enjoyed her Love Boat Cruise and several cross country trips with friends and family. She and John walked to daily Mass at Sacred Heart Church until John's passing in 1996. Mary was cared for at home by two loving caregivers: Mele Molitika and Meleseini Vea.
Mary was preceded in death by her oldest brother, Joseph and youngest brother, Clarence.
She is survived by her sister, Madaline (Madge) Marlais of Walnut Creek; sisters-in-law, Alda Andre of Sacramento and Marvee Andre of Turlock; sons, Ken (wife, Gudo) of Fresno, Don (wife, Joyce) of Bonney Lake, WA; daughter, Vicki (husband, Phil) Broughton of Escondido; grandsons, Michael (Aili) of Waianae, HI, Luke (Cassie) of Bonney Lake, Adam (Laura) and Steven (Megan) of Portland, OR; great-granddaughters, Kyra, Taya, and Ayla, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, at the Struve and Laporte Chapel, 41 W. San Luis St., Salinas, CA 93901.
Rosary will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, at the Struve & Laporte Chapel.
Celebration of Life Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, at Blessed Edmund Rice Chapel, Palma High School, 919 Iverson St., Salinas, CA 93901.
Burial at Queen of Heaven Cemetery.
Memorial donations to Palma or Notre Dame High Schools.
Funeral arrangements by Struve and Laporte Funeral Home.
Online condolences to www.struveandlaporte.com
Struve and Laporte Funeral Chapel
41 West San Luis Salinas, CA 93901
Published in The Salinas Californian on Aug. 23, 2014