Nov 25,1927 ~ Jan 18,2016
Catalina was born in Tormey, Ca, graduated from Alhambra High School, worked for the Benicia Arsenal, Shell refinery, MTZ school district, Contra Costa County Hospital. Catalina was a member of the Guadalupana Sociedad and the Young ladies Institute. She was an avid and devoted fan of all her grandchildren sports activities, she wouldn’t miss a game or program. Catalina passed away with her family at her side, her husband Luis still playing a song for her after 65 years, children: Gracie Padilla, Theresa (Chris) Ortiz, Louis (Terri), David(Lori), Estela, Velia (Don) Thomas, Cynthia(Carl) West. Grandchildren Matthew, Vincent, Elizabeth, Ginaea, Andrea, Anthony, Eric, Joseph, Alicia, Jesse, Jordhan, Rayna, Nic, Lexi, all their spouses and 16 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her most precious sister Christina Garcia and parents Raymond & Antonia Florez.
Family & Friends are invited to a visitation on Monday January 25th from 3~8 With Rosary at 7:00 PM at Connolly & Taylor Chapel. Funeral Mass will be at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, January 26th at Saint Catherine of Siena, Followed by Interment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery.