Maria T. Gallegos, 78, of Rosenberg, Texas passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2020 in a Sugar Land, Texas. She was born in Alice, Texas on December 3, 1941 to Crisanto and Julia P. Vela.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Elena Jaramillo.
Maria graduated from Texas A & I with a BS in Education and taught school in the Alice ISD and Houston ISD for many years. She was married June 5, 1960 to Luis Gallegos and they enjoyed more than 60 years of marriage together.
Survivors include her husband, Luis Gallegos of Rosenberg; her children, Michael V. Gallegos and wife, Dennise of Rosenberg, her daughter, Yvonne Cassell and husband, Justin of New Caney, Texas, her son, Andrew Gallegos and wife, Sandra of San Antonio, Texas; her brother, Hector Vela and wife, Blanca of Houston;
14 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren as well as a host of other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers will be Michael, Andrew, Justin, Humberto, Hector and Cristian.
Visitation to be held Monday, July 6, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. with a Rosary to follow at 9:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church 801 S. Reynolds Street in Alice, Texas.
Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at New Collins Cemetery in Alice, Texas. Masks are required to attend.
In lieu of flowers, Mary requested all donations be made to St. Jude’s Children's Hospital 501 Saint Jude Pl. Memphis, TN 38105. Memorial ID#12067328
Arrangements are entrusted to Holmgreen Mortuary, 2061 East Main Street, Alice, Texas.
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