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Mary T. (Fernandez) del Rio

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June 3, 1928 - September 3, 2015 Mary Teresa del Rio (née Fernandez) died peacefully in Huntington Beach, CA on September 3, 2015 at the age of 87. Born in Los Angeles on June 3, 1928, Mary attended Lincoln High School, graduating valedictorian of the Class of '46. She married her loving husband, Frank, in 1953, who was by her side until his death in 2001. They bought their Torrance home in 1963, where they raised their family and where Mary resided for 52 years. Mary will be remembered for her strong character, many talents and need for perfection, but primarily she will be remembered as a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She is survived by her children: Ana Marie, Diana and husband, Anthony Souza, and Richard and wife, Karen Ryback; her grandchildren, Matthew Souza and wife, Nicole, Joseph Souza and Sophia Rae Ryback del Rio; and her great granddaughters, Mia and Ella Souza. Mary will also be missed by her sister, Pilar Olga Godoy, her nieces and nephew, and their children. We will pray for Mary at a memorial mass scheduled for 10:30 in the morning on Friday, September 11, 2015 at Beatitudes of Our Lord Catholic Church in La Mirada, with a reception to follow. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Mary's life. In lieu of flowers, Mary requested prayers and contributions to a worthy .
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Published in the Los Angeles Times from Sept. 9 to Sept. 10, 2015
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