MISSION - Hilda Cantu Leal, 78, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013 following a short illness.
Mrs. Leal was born in Falfurrias on Jan 10, 1935 to Nazario and Norberta Aguilar Cantu and married Carlos Guadalupe Leal Sr.
Survivors include her son, Carlos Guadalupe Leal Jr.; daughter, Cynthia Leal Rodriguez; brothers, Carlos Cantu, Fidel Cantu and Rene Cantu; and five grandchildren and two great grandchildren Sierra Kristi, and Mischa Collins.
She was preceded in death by her husband; daughter, Yolanda Leal; and siblings, Eduardo Cantu, Marcelo Cantu, Nellie Cantu Longoria and Nazario Cantu Jr.
In lieu of flowers, the family requested that memorial donations be made to Comfort House, 617 Dallas Ave., McAllen, TX 78501.
Visitation will be held Friday, Jan. 25, from 9 a.m.to 1:30 p.m. at Rivera Funeral Home. The funeral mass will be held at 2 p.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Mission, and burial will follow at Laurel Hill Cemetery.
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