Brown Funeral Home

1480 East Hill Road, Grand Blanc, MI


Maria Abelia Carrasco

5 February, 194218 May, 2020

Maria (Mary) A. Carrasco, age 78, passed away Monday, May 18, 2020 at McLaren Flint Hospital. She was born February 5, 1942 in Robstown, Texas to Berandino and Cristina (Ortiz) Carrasco.

A loving mother, Mary was an outstanding cook and enjoyed preparing meals for her family and friends, most especially over the holidays. For many years, she worked at her family’s restaurant, El Farolito, on Corunna Road in Flint. She was a devout Christian and member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church. She was feisty, funny, generous and so very loving. She loved gardening, going to the casino with her sisters, hosting gatherings at her house and following the many activities of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Mary is survived by her sisters Mary Gourdie of Marana, AZ, Amelia Carrasco of Flint, MI and Marta Graham of Swartz Creek, MI, her sons James Harper of Flint, MI, Jesus (Chachi-Jessie) and wife Mandy Carrasco of Bristow, Virginia, daughters Cynthia Carpenter LaBelle of Canton, Georgia and husband Greg, and Nora Caprera Wilson of Spotsylvania, Virginia and husband Michael. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, Casey Carpenter, Jake Carpenter, Naomi Caprera, Preston Wilson, Ashleigh Reis, Christian Harper, Molly Carrasco. She had four great-grandchildren, Marcella and Cason Reis, Jackson Carpenter and Anarose Carpenter.

Due to COVID-19 requirements set forth by Governor Gretchen Whitmer, a private family visitation will be held at Brown’s Funeral Home in Grand Blanc, Michigan. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, you are welcome to make donations to the American Heart Association or Lupus Foundation of America.


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Maria Abelia Carrasco

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tina Timmerman

25 May 2020

Although we lived far away and visited infrequently, I remember Aunt Mary as a very nice, welcoming person. Please accept my condolences to the family for your loss.

Craig Culinski

20 May 2020

I’m very sorry for your loss. Your Mom was like a mother to me when I was young and you lived on the street behind our house. She was a very wonderful woman and you are not kidding that she was an awesome cook. It was because of your Mom that I developed a love for Mexican food. She was the BEST there ever was. She will surely be missed. May God Bless you all.