Obituary of Mary Luisa Marquez
Mary Marquez, 87, lifelong resident of Castroville, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Wednesday, November 13, 2019. She was born on March 15, 1932 in Castroville, CA to Antonio and Elena de Jesus Jimenez. She married the love of her life Domonic Marquez.
Mary was one of twelve children. She was a strong advocate for her community, raising funds for the Castroville community and San Pablo de Colores, providing enthusiastic support to the surrounding youth sports and events. She expressed her love for her family and friends through cooking. She was a long time member of Our Lady of Refuge Catholic Church and was a founding member of San Pablo de Colores. Mary will be remembered most for her love of God, family and cooking for thousands of people.
She is survived by her children, Patricia Diaz (Leo), Domonic Marquez Jr., Angie Gandara (Jorge), and Lisa Marquez. Grandchildren Tracy Diaz (Pablo), Marcos Diaz (Brenda), Jorgito Gandara (Jill), Natalia Fuller (Jeremy), Matthew Diaz (Amanda), and Domonic Diaz-Marquez. Great-grandchildren Camilla and Christian Diaz, Jacob, Justin, and James Gandara, and Drew Fuller.
Preceded in death: her husband Domonic “Lalo” Marquez and her daughter, Valerie Marquez.
Rosary vigil to take place at 5:00 PM, Tuesday, November 19, 2019, at Our Lady of Refuge Catholic Church, 11140 Preston St., Castroville, CA 95012.
Funeral Mass will take place at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 20, 2019, at Our Lady of Refuge Catholic Church.
Burial to follow services at the Castroville District Cemetery in Moss Landing.
Anyone wishing to make donations, please donate to San Pablo de Colores, P.O. Box 1364, Watsonville, CA 95077 #Co774678To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Mary Marquez, please visit Tribute Store