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OBIT-Maria Oralia Kennedy

MISSION – Maria Oralia Kennedy, 76, of Mission, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015.

She was a member of the McAllen Church of God and was active in serving the poor on both sides of the border, building homes and feeding the hungry.

Survivors include her husband, J.C. Kennedy; daughters, Martha Gonzalez, Norma Serrato, Patricia Spinelli and Aida Gonzalez; and 10 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Jose R. Gonzalez; second husband, David Parker; and son, David Gonzalez.

A funeral service was held at Border Missions in Hidalgo on Sept. 21. Memorial donations may be made to the Maria Oralia Kennedy Memorial Fund at with proceeds donated to the McAllen Church of God.

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