OBIT – Maria Serafin

MISSION – Maria Gonzalez Serafin, 98, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, at her home in Mission.

Mrs. Serafin was born on Sept. 1, 1920, in San Miguel, Mexico, to the late Isabel Fructuoso (Serafin) González. She lived in Reynosa, Mexico, for most of her life until she moved between two daughters in Pharr and Mission. She attended Mother Cabrini Church in Pharr and San José Obrero Church in McAllen

Survivors include her children, Miguel Gatica, Pedro Gatica, Juanita Gatica, Maria Guadalupe Gatica and María del Carmen Gatica; sister, Elvira Gonzalez; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Pedro Gatica Beltran; parents; and sons, Alfredo Gatica and Arnulfo Dominguez.

A funeral mass will be held on Thursday, Nov. 29, at 1 p.m. at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in McAllen. Burial follows at La Piedad Cemetery in McAllen. Arrangements are under the care of Rivera Funeral Home in Mission.

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