OBITUARY

Mary Lou Pina

November 26, 1932February 7, 2021
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Mary Lou Piña, age 88, was born on November 26, 1932 and was peacefully called home by her eternal Father on February 7, 2021, surrounded by her family.

Mary Lou “Sita” is survived by her children, Julia, George and wife Sylvia, Edward and wife Sylvia A., Carmen and husband Daniel, Eve, Mario and partner Robert; 15 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandsons; sister, Paula Hernandez and Susanna Ramirez.

Mary Lou was preceded in death by her husband, Martin G. Piña; grandchildren, Andrea, Patrick; her parents, Porfirio and Luz Figueroa.

Mary Lou loved to dance. She was a member of the Senior Folklorico Group for many years. She was so proud of herself to have learned to dance folklorico, she loved to entertain, and looked beautiful in her colorful dresses. She was a faithful servant of God, loyal parishioner to Holy Family American Catholic Church and was always giving and sharing of herself endlessly when needed.

The Holy Rosary will be recited Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 7:00 pm at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home. Due to COVID restrictions and a limited facility allowance being permitted the Recitation of the rosary will be live-streamed to those who wish to view on Weed-Corley-Fish website.

Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 am on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at Holy Family Catholic Church. Live stream of mass can be viewed on www.holyfamilyacc.org Interment will follow at Assumption Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to any of the following: Holy Family Catholic Church at www.holyfamilyacc.org; Hospice Austin Camp Brave Heart Fund or The Hospice Austin Fund at www.hospiceaustin.org

Honoring Mary Lou and serving as Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Marty, Edward Jr., George Jr., Richard, Nicholas, Vincent, Ben Jr. Honorary Pallbearer will be Elijah.

  • FAMILY

  • Julia, Daughter
  • George (Sylvia), Son
  • Edward (Sylvia A.), Son
  • Carmen (Daniel), Daughter
  • Eve, Daughter
  • Mario (Robert), Son
  • Paula Hernandez, Sister
  • Susanna Ramirez, Sister
  • 15 Grandchildren
    20 Great-Grandchildren
    2 Great-Great-Grandchildren

Services

  • Recitation of The Holy Rosary

    Tuesday, February 23, 2021

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  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Wednesday, February 24, 2021

  • Interment

    Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Memories

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Leonard & Waldine Gonzales

February 22, 2021

Our sincere condolences to the Pina family. Please know our heart breaks for not being physically able to be with you due to the Covid pandemic. We are with you in spirit and prayer. We say “see you later” to our dear Mary Lou! Leonard and I were so fortunate to have this beautiful loving lady in our lives. We prepared many breakfast meals together for our Holy Family families. She loved her Holy Family Church and generously gave of her talents. You could always count on a phone call on your birthday when she would call and sing “La Manitas” to you. We will miss those calls tremendously and the ones when we would just talk. She was our second mother. We know she is our guardian angel and we know that she is dancing in heaven that was her vision! Rest in peace Mary Lou and know we loved you.
Until we meet again,
Leonard and Waldine Gonzales
✝️🙏🏻❤️🕊

Mary Alice Cantu

February 14, 2021

Aunt Mary and I attended Holy Family Catholic Church. Almost every Sunday, before the pandemic, she would sit in the 2nd row and save a seat for Andy and I. I would compliment her on how pretty and elegant she always looked. She would get up early and make breakfast tacos and her delicious oatmeal for the priests. She wanted to make sure they ate. She was a very caring person. Stayed in touch with her family and friends. She was my wake up call. Always thinking of ways to raise money for Holy Family Church. She was very talented. Made beautiful flower arrangements for different occasions. She loved her ballet folklorico classes. Her number one priority was her family. She enjoyed having them over and cook for them. I will miss her, especially on my birthday, when she would call and sing "Las Mananitas". To Judy and Family, I admire how you'll came together these last few months and gave her the best care possible.

Marcelina(Lena) Chavez Flores

February 13, 2021

“ I am a Survivor”
(Aunt Mary’s famous quote)

Yes, Aunt Mary you’re many talents, gifts, and memories of love will always survey in our hearts.

You were there when you’re beautiful and delicious cakes was needed for special occasions. Family members, friends, and the church could always depend on you to make tacos, tamales, and assist with their annual bazaar. The many priests that you served tacos will never forget your kindness, and not to mention your hospitality to the nuns and many others. But, because of your love for God, yes, they will survive.

You shared your loved for folkloric dancing and the pretty dresses that you wore to perform. Saying the rosary plus singing songs to comfort the grieving family of their love ones passing, was a great honor for you.

Your children and grandchildren always came first. Your mother, brothers, and sister were always in your heart and ready to help when they needed you. When I needed a sitter, because my mother and father was caring for my sick sister, Aunt Mary you became my Step Mother. I can remember Aunt Mary being in my life to make sure that I was OK. I will miss my traveling partners (my Mom and Aunt Mary). Your visit was warm , comforting and thank you for being there for my Mom and myself.

Because of you I will be a “survivor “ and you will always be in my heart.

Stephanie Salinas

February 12, 2021

Sita! Not grandma not ma’am, Sita.
She wasn’t old, in fact you immediately were if you said that word around her.
Thank you for teaching me how to make traditional Mexican meals and snacks and then showing your great granddaughter the same skills. Thank you for pushing me to embrace my love for art and dance.
You’ll live forever Sita.
The Salinas house hold and the rest of your family Love you mucho!
I’ll blow a kiss to every dove I see.

Esther Vasquez

February 12, 2021

My condolences to the Piña family 🙏 my beautiful aunt Mary you will be deeply missed but never forgotten.

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