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Maria A. "Nena" Palacios
Maria A. "Nena" Palacios, 83. longtime resident of Salinas, passed away Saturday, July 20, 2013, in Watsonville. She was born July 31, 1929, in El Salvador.
Nena came to the United States in 1966 to work in New York and New Jersey as a nanny. Before that, she was an elementary school teacher in El Salvador. She later joined her husband, Manuel, in Salinas where they raised their daughter, Mirna. Nena loved gardening and was especially proud of her roses.
She is survived by her husband, Manuel Palacios of Salinas; her daugher, Mirna (Antonio) Margarito; grandchildren, Manuel and Alexis; great-granddaughter, Angelina; nephew, Carlos Martinez; sister, Maria V. Martinez; along with numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and other loving relatives.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, July 23, 2013, from 1 to 9 p.m., with a Rosary recital at 7 p.m., all at Healey Mortuary, 405 N. Sanborn Road, Salinas CA 93905.
A Chapel Blessing will take place Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at 10 a.m., at the Healey Mortuary Chapel.
Cremation to follow services.
Arrangements entrusted to the Healey Mortuary & Crematory, www.healeymortuary.com
Published in The Salinas Californian on July 23, 2013