Mary Ann Leal Mary Ann Leal, 84 years old of Tulare, CA, died peacefully on March 16, 2013. She was born on July 3, 1928 in Santa Maria, California. She is the the daughter of Manuel and Adelina Luis. Mary grew up in Santa Maria, but has lived in Tulare for the last thirty-five years. Mary worked as a nutritional assistant for Merritt Manor in Tulare. She is preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Alfred Luis, and one nephew, Thomas Luis. She is survived by one brother Dennis Luis & wife, Kathy and one sister-in-law, Nadine Luis of Santa Maria; two children: son, Albert Luis and wife Rafaela and daughter, Laura Leal all of Tulare. She is also survived by five grandchildren: Jeremy, Jared, Jonathan and Joseph Luis and Christopher Leal all of Tulare; one great grandchild, Halen Luis of Tulare; along with several nieces and nephews. Mary was a wonderful individual who lived a quiet life. She loved attending church and playing bingo. Mary is finally resting at peace and the family would like to thank all those who have already expressed their sympathies. Viewing will be held from 12-8 p.m., Wednesday, at Peers Lorentzen Funeral Chapel, Tulare. A Rosary service will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, also at Peers Lorentzen Funeral Chapel, Tulare. Mass will be held at at 9 a.m. on Thursday at St. Rita's Catholic Church, 954 So O. St., Tulare. A graveside burial will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, at Santa Maria Cemetery, Santa Maria.
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Published in Visalia Times-Delta and Tulare Adv-Register on Mar. 20, 2013