Mary Abelina Tortorici

August 5, 1937 - July 9, 2016
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Mary Abelina “Billie” Tortorici, 78, of Bayou Vista, passed away Saturday, July 9, 2016, in Webster, Texas. She was born August 5, 1937, to Genaro and Guadalupe Puente in Galveston, Texas.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her grandson, Jared Kohler; her brother, Genaro Puente; and her sister, Mary Banuelos.

Billie is survived by her husband, Louis Tortorici; son, Michael Tortorici and Maria; daughter Dorie Pearce and Kevin; daughter Stella Kohler and Dan; son Lou Tortorici and Deanne; son John Tortorici; son Jim Tortorici; grandchildren Whitney Pearce, Tony Tortorici, Christian Tortorici, Henrietta Tortorici, Louie Tortorici, Isabella Tortorici, Mia and Mitchell Tortorici and their mother, Missy; 4 great-grandchildren; sister Rebecca Jones; brother Carlos Puente and Mary Esther; dear family friend and loving caretaker, Sue Garza; numerous nieces and nephews, other family members, and friends.

Billie was a devoted wife to Lou for 59 years. She was a caring and loving mother to her 6 children and adored her 9 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Billie had a heart of gold and cared for her own mother who also suffered from Alzheimer’s.

Billie’s family will receive visitors beginning at 5:00 pm, Tuesday, July 12, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home in Galveston. A celebration of Billie’s life will begin at 6:30 pm.

Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 am, Wednesday, July 13, at Sacred Heart Church with burial following at Galveston Memorial Park Cemetery in Hitchcock.

Pallbearers will be sons, Michael, Lou, John, and Jim; son-in-law, Kevin; and grandson, Mitchell. Honorary pallbearers will be grandsons, Tony, Christian, and Louie.

Memorials may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association, Holy Family Parish, or the charity of one’s choice.

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Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Malloy & Son Funeral Home


3028 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550

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Service Information

Date: Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Time: 6:30 pm

Malloy & Son Funeral Home


3028 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550

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Date: Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Time: 10:00 am

Sacred Heart Catholic Church


1302 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550

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Date: Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Time: 11:30 am

Galveston Memorial Park


7301 Memorial Drive
Hitchcock, TX 77563

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Born: August 5, 1937
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Bev Holden posted on 11/30/-1

So sorry for your loss. Praying Christ loving Arms comfort you all!


DeeDee Tosti Tritto posted on 11/30/-1

Love and prayers are with you all. I'll always treasure the happy times we all shared.


Angel Price posted on 11/30/-1

I'm thinking about you guys as you travel through your difficult journey. I'm glad that you have each other to lean on. I'll pray to our lord to give you strength. Love, Angel


Andrew Hartmann posted on 11/30/-1

Deanne and Tortorici Family, My sincere and deepest sympathies for the loss of your mother. Treasure those memories you shared as they will always be yours to have in your heart! Thoughts are with you all at this time.


Anita Hernandez posted on 11/30/-1

So sorry for your loss Dori and family, praying for peace and comfort during this time.


Paula Osborn posted on 11/30/-1

So very sorry for your loss. Many prayers for all of your family. ????


Patti Nanos posted on 11/30/-1

Wishing God's love will comfort you and your family during this difficult time.