Cecilia Tijerina MARTINO
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MARTINO, Cecilia Tijerina

originally of San Antonio, TX, passed away peacefully Monday, March 14, 2016. She is survived by her husband, Richard; daughter, Alejandra; five sisters and one brother. She was preceded in death by her father, Jesus Tijerina; mother, Enriqueta Rojas Tijerina; and daughter, Francesca Luciana Martino. Cecilia loved life, loved people, was generous and caring to friend and stranger alike. She was a mother of two and mother to all, compassionate listener and passionate life advisor, both solicited and unsolicited. Her daring sense of adventure exemplified the role model of a courageous leader. Every day, her unique sense of humor brought life to everyday activities. The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm Thursday, March 17, in the chapel of the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle, 5815 5th Ave. N., St. Petersburg. The funeral Mass will be at 12:30 pm Friday, March 18, in the church of the Cathedral. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Francesca Martino College Fund, a scholarship fund created in honor of her daughter, that recognizes excellence in mathematics and engineering at Saint Petersburg Catholic High School.

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March 11, 2021
I am grateful and thankful to have had the pleasure to know Cecilia, watch a launch, share a meal, and a laugh or two with her and her family and call her my friend. May your memories eternally bring comfort to all who knew you. Rest is peace good and faithful servant !
Tom Crowell
May 30, 2016
So sorry Richard and family for your loss...we had just seen you, Richard at the fish fry dinner at Sacred Heart parish hall before Easter. Seeing you brought back memories of when you, Cecilia and your two girls went to church at Sacred Heart. (We were also sorry to hear of your one daughter's passing years ago.) Cecilia always had a smile on her face and was always so nice. You and your family have been in our thoughts and prayers. Yours In Christ, Bev and Dan Moslek
April 16, 2016
Richard and Ally,

My fondest memories of my cousin Cecilia are our teenage summer years when the Tijerina girls would come to BeevilleTx where our catholic church would host an annual catholic youth sweet heart dance and our cousins from San Antonio, Tx would come make family memories with us. Cecilia always looked so up to date with the dress style and she knew how to make those young teenage boys turn and look her way. She was a beautiful young lady. We always had such a good time and always looked forwarded to our summer dance to see our Tijerina cousins and the newest style from San Antonio, Tx. Am sorry it took me awhile to find this site to send my condolences for the loss of my dear cousin, Cecilia. My heart hurts for you Richard, Ally, and Cecilia's sisters, my cousins. Cecilia had such a good heart. I know she is in heaven with no more pain. Our Lord told Cecilia, Job well done my good and faithful servant, come and share in your master's happiness, Amen. I continue to pray for God to give you strength everyday and for all of us to remember those fond memories of Cecilia. God Bless You my cousins. Let's all keep the Faith in Jesus name
Rosie Ortega - Camacho
March 20, 2016
Sweet wishes for sweet Cecilia have been sent. God blesses her and her family. She will live on in the hearts of many.
Jeff Kiser
March 18, 2016
My condolences to Rico, Ally and your family. Cecilia was such a lovely and warm person - she immediately made me feel welcome in your home and i enjoyed knowing her. I am so sorry that I cannot be there to celebrate her life and show my compassion at this time.

Peace and love, Marlene Jandricic (Johnson) xoxox
Marlene Jandricic
March 18, 2016
My deepest condolences to the Martino family. So sorry for your loss Rico, sir. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

God bless,
Elton Dela Cerna
March 17, 2016
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. Guy and Chris Allert
Chris Allert
March 17, 2016
Richard and Allie,
My apologies, the last line was supposed to read I will NOT forget.......
March 17, 2016
My condolonces to the Martino family. May God be with you during these difficult times.
RIP Mrs. Martino. Helen and Steve Gil 12090 70th St ( corner neighbors )
helen Gil
March 17, 2016
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Deanah Soto
March 17, 2016
Our deepest condolences to the MARTINO AND TIJERINA FAMILY. you will be missed, RIP
March 17, 2016
Richard, Alejandra and all Cecilia's family, My heartfelt sympathy on this unexpected loss.The world is a little dimmer without her, the friendship and love she shared will never be forgotten. Fly with the angels Cecilia,your friendship was a blessing I will forget.

March 17, 2016
Richard and Alejandra and family,
My heart breaks for the pain you must be feeling for the loss of such a beautiful woman and compassionate spirit. May her memory and her love for others always bring you comfort and solice. I'm homesick to see her along with my own Father, Brother, Sister and the cloud of witnesses in our everlasting heavenly home. Until we meet again, thank you for your Christian example of love in this world.
Tom Crowell
March 17, 2016
Richard and Ally,
You and your entire family are in our thoughts and prayers. We are so sorry for your loss. May you have peace and strength from our Lord to help sustain you. Rest in peace Cecilia.
With love and sympathy,
Jeff, Angie, Alyssa and Chris Nichols
Angie Nichols
March 17, 2016
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
Taylor Family Funeral Home & Cremation Center
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