Mary Lopez, 81, of Galveston, passed away Monday, August 15, 2016, at Ashton Parke Care Center in Texas City. She was born July 14, 1935, in Galveston. Mary spent 35 years of her career at St. Mary’s Hospital, starting out as a candy striper, then moving to the nursery, and finally becoming a surgical technician before St. Mary’s closed its doors. Mary then worked at Mainland Center Hospital and UTMB until her retirement. She was a member of St. Mary’s Cathedral.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Bonifacio and Flipa Lopez; her brother, Bonifacio (Julian) Lopez; and her husband, Jesse Lopez, Jr.
She is survived by her children: Mary Ann Nashke, of San Antonio, TX; Jesse Lopez, III, and wife, Lenida, of Texas City; Therese Roque, of Jacksonville, FL; and Rosemary Lopez, of Texas City; sisters, Rita Hermann, of Santa Fe, TX; and Alicia Diaz, of Texas City; brothers, Bonefacio (Jr.) Lopez, of Ft. Worth, TX; and Joe Lopez, of Atlanta, GA; grandchildren: Myra Perez, Edward Martinez, Dana Hawkins, Jesse Lopez, IV, David Nashke, David Roque, Jr., Vanessa Lopez, John Vasquez, Jamie Roque, Joshua Lopez, and Gilbert Vasquez; numerous great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends.
Mary’s family will receive visitors beginning at 5:00 pm, Friday, August 19, 2016, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home. A rosary and vigil service will begin at 6:30 pm.
Funeral Mass will be 10:00 am, Saturday, August 20, 2016, at St. Patrick Catholic Church with burial following at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Galveston.
Pallbearers will be Jesse Lopez, III, Jesse Lopez, IV, Joshua Lopez, Edward Martinez, John Vasquez, and Gilbert Vasquez. Honorary pallbearers will be Scott Bergeron, Wally Ramirez, and David Gaona.
Mary’s family would like to extend special thanks to the staff at Ashton Parke Care Center, as well as Mary’s sisters, Rita and Alicia, for the special care they gave to Mary. Sincere thanks also goes out to AMED Hospice LVN Victor Hernandez for his kindness, expertise, and most importantly, compassion showed to Mary’s family during this most difficult time.