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MARIA ESTELA CANTU

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MARIA ESTELA CANTU > "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith." EDINBURG - Maria Estela Cantu, 95, passed away, Saturday, March 1, 2014. Born in Edinburg, she had lived in there all of her life. She is preceded in death by her husband, Alejandro Cantu; two sons, Rodolfo and Baby Cantu; parents, Luis and Guadalupe Trejo; and seven siblings. Maria is survived by her five children, Irene (George) Raulston, of Palmview, Gilberto (Mary B.) Cantu, of McAllen, Elena Cantu, Carlos Cantu and Maria Alicia Cantu, all of Edinburg; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Although not formally educated, she was clever, ingenious, resourceful, and loved arts and crafts. She was a stellar cook, seamstress, and an avid gardener. She was also a product of her time. Had she been born at a different time, she might have been an engineer or had a successful business career. To us she was mom, grandma, great-grandma, tia, cousin, friend, and the Atlanta Braves' #1 fan. Words cannot express how much we will miss her. A rosary was held Monday, March 3, 2014, at Memorial Funeral Home, 208 E. Canton in Edinburg. Funeral service will take place at 2 p.m. today, March 4, 2014, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Edinburg. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Edinburg. Pallbearers will be: Richard Alejandro Longoria, II, Robert Anthony Longoria, Roel Javier Garza, Jr., Oscar Saldana, Jr., Roy Alejandro Garza, Nicolas Alexander Colombo. Honorary pallbearer will be: Richard Alejandro Longoria. Funeral services are under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home in Edinburg. Sign the guest book at www.themonitor.com/obituaries


Published in The Monitor from Mar. 3 to Mar. 4, 2014
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