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María Aurora Sustaita

August 9, 1924- December 27, 2023

Maria  Aurora Sustaita, 99, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, December 27, 2023, at Valley Memorial Hospital.


Maria Aurora was born on August 9, 1924, in Mexico City to her parents Dionicio Salinas and Lorenza Alfaro. Mrs. Sustaita is preceeded in death by her late husband Gabino Sustaita and her son Jose Luis Melendez. Mrs. Sustaita is survived by her son Jesus A. Melendez and daughter Aurora Orlia Melendez. Mrs. Sustaita has a total of 7 Grandkids, 13 Great Grandkids, and 5 Great Great Grandkids.

Mrs. Sustaita moved to the United States in 1954. She worked at the McAllen Municipal Hospital for 35 years as a laundry supervisor. She enjoyed visiting family, and friends and traveling around the world. She also loved growing flowers, plants, and trees. She loved to help others, taking great care of her neighbors and was a devoted member of The Sacred Heart Church. She volunteered at the local nursing home.


Viewing and Visitations will be held on Tuesday, January 2, 2024, from 3 to 8 PM with a 6 PM Rosary being recited at Ceballos Funeral Home of McAllen. A mass will be held on Wednesday, January 3, 2024, at St Joseph the Worker Catholic Church. Burial will  follow at The Rose Lawn cemetery in McAllen.

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