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MARIA ESTELA BRITO DE CANTU McALLEN - Maria Estela Brito de Cantu died Thursday, June 12 at Rio Grande Regional Hospital. She was born in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon and lived in McAllen all of her married life. She studied in private schools and graduated as a bilingual commercial secretary. She is preceded in death by her husband Ricardo Cantu of 55 years, her parents Maria Luisa and Salvador Brito, her in-laws Ricardo and Francisca Cantu, and her brother Salvador Brito. She is survived by her daughter Maria Estela Cantu and son Ricardo (Sylvia) Cantu, and her grandchildren Karina, Sylvia, and Ricky Cantu all from McAllen. Also by two brothers, Jose Alberto and Luis Eduardo Brito, and her two sisters, Maria Luisa Brito and Coty Ramirez, from Monterrey, and many in-laws, nieces, and nephews. She was an excellent cook and loved to do it for her family. She was also a wonderful gardener. She loved music and taught her granddaughters how to play the piano. Maria Estela was very devoted to God and her religion. She loved and cared for her family which always came first in her life, and she was a gentle soul. Visitation with family present will be on Sunday, June 15 from 6-8pm at Kreidler Funeral Home in McAllen with a rosary recited at 7pm. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9:30am on Monday, June 16 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in McAllen, with burial to follow at Rio Grande Veterans Cemetery in Mission. kreidlerfuneralhome.com Sign the guest book at www.themonitor.com/obituaries
Published in The Monitor on June 15, 2014
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