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OBIT-Fernando “Zapata” Rivera Jr.

20140502 Rivera-ObitMISSION — On April 27th, 2014, Fernando “Zapata” Rivera, Jr., devout Roman Catholic, beloved husband, father, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, cousin, friend, and farmer, answered God’s call. The Lord saw that Fernando was ailing, and cure was not to be. He put His arms around him and whispered, “Come home with me, my son.”

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Dolores; sons, Fernando III and Gerardo Antonio Rivera; brothers, Arturo, Jesus M., Jose Omar and Francisco Rivera; sisters, Teresa Recio, Maria Antonia Rivera, EdD., Maria Lourdes Mayer, Amelia Rivera Garza, Maria Elena and Carmen Rivera.

Fernando was preceded in death by his parents, Fernando and Maximina Rivera; baby brother, Cruz; grandmothers, Felipa F. Sanchez and Teresa M. Rivera; his beloved great aunt, Jesusa “Chucha”; great uncle, Juan Sanchez; and aunt, Guadalupe S. Izaguirre.

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OBIT-Maria Mungia

MISSION - Maria Del Rosario Vela, passed away on Sunday, April 27, 2014.

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DEATH NOTICE-Fernando Rivera Jr.

MISSION – A funeral service for Fernando Rivera Jr. will be held on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at 12 p.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Mission.

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OBIT-Gloria H. Mata

MISSION - Gloria H. Mata, 68, passed away on Saturday, April 26, 2014.

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DEATH NOTICE-Santos De Leon

ALTON - Santos De Leon, 74, passed away on Thursday, April 24, 2014, at Mission Regional Medical Center.

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DEATH NOTICE-Maria Garcia

MISSION - Maria Garcia, 52, passed away on Saturday, April 26, 2014, at her home in Mission.

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DEATH NOTICE-Mary Zylla

MISSION - Mary Zylla, 81, passed away on Saturday, April 26, 2014, at her home in Mission.

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OBIT-Manuel Farias Jr.

MISSION - Manuel "Meme" Farias Jr., 80, passed away on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at his home in Mission.

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DEATH NOTICE-Rev. James Pfeifer

MISSION – Rev. James Pfeifer, O.M.I., 87, passed away on Tuesday, April 23, 2014, at his home in Mission. Visitation will be held Thursday, April 24, from 6 to 9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. rosary at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in McAllen. A funeral mass will be held Friday, April 25, at 6 p.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Mission. Burial will be held on Monday, May 5, at Oblate Cemetery in San Antonio.

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DEATH NOTICE-Alan Winters

MISSION - Alan Winters, 85, passed away on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at The Bridges Nursing Home in Mission.

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OBIT-Otila T. Vela

MISSION – Otila T. Vela, 87, passed away on Monday April 21, 2014, at Mission Regional Medical Center.

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DEATH NOTICE-Helen Joyce Brackney

MISSION - Cremation service for Helen Joyce Brackney will be held on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at Val Verde Memorial Gardens in Donna.

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DEATH NOTICE-Cruz Gracia

MISSION – A funeral mass for Cruz Gracia will be held on Thursday, April 24, 2014, at 1 p.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Mission. Burial will follow at Catholic Cemetery in Mission.

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DEATH NOTICE-Rosa Piña

MISSION – Rosa Perez Piña, 84, passed away on Monday, April 21, 2014.

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DEATH NOTICE-Blanca Nelly Reyna

MISSION – A funeral mass for Blanca Nelly Reyna will be held on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Mission. Cremation will follow.

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OBIT-Patricia Ann Cardenas

PENITAS - Patricia Ann Cardenas, 40, passed away Saturday, April 19, 2014, at her home in Peñitas.

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