Juana Quintero

January 27, 1926 - October 22, 2019
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Juana Zapata Quintero, age 93, passed away peacefully Tuesday, October 22, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. Juana was born January 27, 1926, in Galveston, Texas to parents Alberta Roderiquez and Francisco Zapata. She met her husband, Edward Quintero, Sr., at church and they married May 5, 1939. Juana and Edward were inseparable since the day they met. Their love for one another was eternal. Their 78-year marriage was made of patience, hardships, compassion, loyalty, laughter and a deep, unconditional love. She was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother.

She worked at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) for 40 years as a nursing assistant in the psychiatric unit. She retired at the age of 65 and pursued other hobbies, including being a professional bingo player, cooking, shopping at the flea markets, and trips to the casinos. Juana loved to cook, and she was often found in the kitchen making flour tortillas (which were often fought over). Yearly, she would gather her family to make tamales, a tradition that her family will continue to honor.

Juana was the backbone of her family. She instilled strong family values and taught her daughters and granddaughters to place their husbands first.  She had a way of making everyone feel special and was a great example of a caring and loving person. Juana enjoyed playing dominoes, poker, and loteria with her family. She was a long-time member of Our Lady of Guadalupe and St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Galveston.

Juana was preceded in death by her husband, Edward, Sr.; her parents, Alberta and Francisco Zapata; her son, Robert Quintero; her brothers, Bonificio and Jessie Zapata; sisters, Angelina Aguirre and Maria Perez; grandson, Christopher Michael Quintero and great-grandson, Blake Sobnosky.

Juana is survived by her children: Gloria Cazares and husband Elias, Sr., Edward Quintero, Jr. and wife Yolanda, Geneva Alvarado and husband Domingo, Richard Quintero, and Janie Garcia and husband John; grandchildren: Dora Garza, Mary Cazares, Sandra Nallie (Tim), Elias Cazares, Jr. (Megan), Jaime Cazares (Cat), Laura Quintero-Cantrell (Buster), Darin Quintero (Chrystie), Robert Alvarado (Andrea), Christina Alvarado, Rachel Hegedus (Matt), Monique Garcia (Cecily), Maria Huerta (Ricardo), Michelle Garcia; 21 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held Thursday, October 24 2019, from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at Malloy & Son Funeral Home with a Rosary to begin at 7 pm. Funeral Services will be held Friday, October 25, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church with Father Stephen Payne officiating. Interment will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Lorenzo Nallie, Joshua Cazares, Michael Cazares, Diego Cazares, Christian Cantrell, and Keano Cazares. Honorary pallbearers will be Michael (Tre) Torres, III and Nicholas Cantrell.

The family would like to thank the UTMB physicians and staff: Dr. Vinod Kaushik, Dr. Tammie Michael, and Jennifer Young. We are also grateful to Jennifer Silliman and Joann Pena for the in-home care they provided over the past eight years.

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, October 24, 2019

Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Malloy & Son Funeral Home


3028 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550

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Rosary at 7 PM.

Service Information

Date: Friday, October 25, 2019

Time: 10:00 am

St. Patrick Catholic Church


1010 35th St. & Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550

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Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, October 25, 2019

Time: 11:30 am

Calvary Catholic Cemetery


2506 65th Street, Galveston, TX, 77551

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Born: January 27, 1926
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Connie Alameda posted on 10/25/19

Cazares Family, I am sorry for the passing of your mother, She was what you call a Lady, and beauiful women with a heart of gold. I will always remember her and pray for the family.


Betty Allen posted on 10/24/19

In memory of Juana Quintero, Betty Allen lit a candle


Betty Allen posted on 10/24/19

To Janie’s Family- I extend my heartfelt condolences to you all. Janie was always such a beautiful person and may her legacy live on in each and every one of you. May God’s Peace and Comfort be with you. Betty Allen


Roz posted on 10/24/19

My deepest heartfelt condolences to the family. May God bless you and keep you in his care. I met Janie approximately 28 years ago. She worked with my sister at UTMB Psychiatry. I remember when my sister introduced me to Janie, she had a big beautiful smile and an upbeat personality.


Pauline Gonzalez McNally posted on 10/24/19

With many thoughts and deepest sympathy to all of the Quintero family during this time of sorrow. May you all find comfort in the wonderful memories. I am with you all in spirit and prayers..


Rigsby and Ramirez Family posted on 10/24/19

In memory of Juana Quintero, Rigsby and Ramirez Family lit a candle


Robin Miller posted on 10/23/19

Sorry for your loss. May God grant you peace and comfort in this time. Love, Robin


Susie Ayala posted on 10/23/19

My condolences Yolanda & Eddie & the family. Prayers for the family


Pat Larson posted on 10/23/19

Darin and Chrystie, my deepest condolences on the loss of Darin's grandmother. What a wonderful woman she seems o have been! Love you!


Louisa’s Stevens posted on 10/23/19

Tia Janie you will be greatly missed as a child hood growing up visiting you your cooking playing checkers Ext. Mexican bingo with us. Well never be forgotten as or love for you. But very happy for you that you earned your beautiful wings to be with the man you love and now dance together hold each other and be Guardian angels to the ones left behind. Our deepest condolences to you family and prayers for y’all for comfort. Love Louisa Stevens & Family 💕


Donna Ortiz posted on 10/23/19

We are so very sorry to hear of the passing of this legendary wife, mom, Grama and precious friend. She has truly been an inspiration to so many. Our sincere condolences and prayers to her precious familia. We hope you are comforted by your memories and the love she has left you.


Brenda Spears posted on 10/23/19

In memory of Juana Quintero, Brenda Spears lit a candle


Brenda Spears posted on 10/23/19

I am so sorry for your loss. My God be with you.