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.
TAYLOR Family Funeral Home
Pinellas Park, Florida 33781
Published in Tampa Bay Times on Mar. 17, 2016.