Maria "Cuca" del Refugio Reyna

July 4, 1937 - December 11, 2015
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Maria (Cuca) Ortiz Reyna, 78, of Galveston, passed away Friday, December 11, 2015 at her residence. Maria was born on July 4, 1937. She was the youngest of many children and grew up comfortably in the sleepy town of Villa de Guadalupe, San Luis Potosi, Mexico. Maria worked as a teacher, beautician, and first aid nurse prior to moving to the United States, where she met her husband of nearly 50 years, Ramiro. She was a full time mother and, later in life, the caregiver to many young children. She was an excellent cook and enjoyed gardening and crocheting.

Maria was preceded in death by her parents, Josefa and Patricio Ortiz. She is survived by her husband, Ramiro; daughters (and spouses), Soila Gomez (Luis) and Angelica Reyna Quintanilla (David); sons (and spouses), Ramiro Reyna, Jr. (Briony) and Marco Antonio Reyna (Cristina); and grandchildren: Amanda, Ariel (Ryan), David, II, Victoria, Daniel, Sebastian, Ethan, Sophia, and Liam.

Pallbearers will be David Quintanilla, Sr., Luis Gomez, Ramiro Reyna, Jr., Marco Antonio Reyna, Sebastian Reyna, Ethan Reyna, David Quintanilla, II, and Daniel Gomez.

Maria’s family will receive visitors beginning at 5:00pm, Tuesday, December 15, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home. A rosary will begin at 6:00pm.

Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00am, Wednesday, December 16, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father EJ Stein, OFM, as Celebrant. Burial will follow the service at Calvary Catholic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, Maria’s family asks memorials be made in Cuca’s name to the American Cancer Society (PO Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK, 73123) or The Rainbow Connection (PO Box 17176, Galveston, Texas 77552).

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Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Time: 5:00 pm

Malloy & Son Funeral Home


3028 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550

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Service Information

Date: Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Time: 10:00 am

Sacred Heart Catholic Church


1302 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550

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Date: Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Time: 6:00 pm

Malloy & Son Funeral Home


3028 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550

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Born: July 4, 1937
Died: December 11, 2015

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Carmen Rodriguez posted on 11/30/-1

My heartfelt condolences on the passing of your mom! She was one of the nicest, and most caring people I have ever known! God has gained an Angel. My prayers are with your family during this most difficult time! May she be granted eternal light!


Tony posted on 11/30/-1

No one can prepare you for a loss; it comes like a swift wind. However, take comfort in knowing that she is now resting in the arms of our Lord. Our deepest condolences to you and your family. I remember her very well and am very thankful for her and Ramiro's close friendship towards my Father (Jose Ponce). She frequently visited him and Mom in Pearland just to see how they were. I am deeply saddened by her passing. Tony Ponce, Austin, Texas