Maria N. Maldonado

March 3, 1933March 24, 2021

Maria Niño Maldonado, 88, of Corpus Christi, Texas, went to be with Our Lord on March 24, 2021. Maria was born on March 3, 1933 in Clarkwood, Texas to Benigno Niño and Rita Alvarado Niño who precede her in death. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Vilsen Maldonado, Sr.; her brothers, Manuel Niño and Ismael Niño. Maria was a member and acting treasurer for several years of the American GI Forum of Texas, a Congressionally chartered Hispanic veteran and civil rights organization that was founded by Dr. Hector P. Garcia in Corpus Christi, Texas. She was also a member of the Guadalupanas of the Federation of Our Lady of Guadalupe Societies - Diocese of Corpus Christi. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great grandmother. She loved gardening, sewing, and singing. She will always be with us in our hearts, prayers, thoughts, and memories.

She is survived by her daughters, Dalia M. Williams, Cristelia M. (Angel) Maldonado, Graciela M. (Charles) Perez and Linda M. Lopez; sons, Vilsen (Monica) Maldonado, Jr. and Bruno (Patricia) Maldonado; 13 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and 8 great-great grandchildren. Visitation will be held Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. with Holy Rosary recited at 11:00 a.m. at Funeraria del Angel Chapel. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1:00 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church with interment to follow at Rose Hill Cemetery.

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  • Daughters, Dalia M. Williams
    Cristelia M. (Angel) Maldonado
    Graciela M. (Charles) Perez
    Linda M. Lopez
    Sons; Vilsen (Monica) Maldonado, Jr.
    Bruno (Patricia) Maldonado
    13 grandchildren
    23 great-grandchildren
    8 great-great grandchildren

  • Vilsen Maldonado, Jr.
  • Bruno Maldonado
  • Bruno Daniel Maldonado
  • Armando Maldonado
  • Jorge Lopez
  • Michael Wyatt


  • Visitation

    Thursday, April 8, 2021

  • Vigil Service and Rosary

    Thursday, April 8, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Thursday, April 8, 2021

  • Interment

    Thursday, April 8, 2021


Maria N. Maldonado

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Norma Torres-Martinez

April 8, 2021

My most heartfelt condolences to the family

Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her

Norma Torres-Martinez

Erlunda Guajardo Martinrz

April 7, 2021

With great sadness, I send my most sincere condolences to all the Maldonado family. I fondly remember Maria since I was in elementary school at Lozano. Prayers to all of her family for strength during this difficult time of grieve.
May the Perpetual Light Shine Upon Her Always.

Coerte Voorhies

April 6, 2021

Ann and I wish we could be there . I had the pleasure of meeting her. Our prayers are with her loving family.

Alma Carrales

April 1, 2021

We will certainly miss Mrs. Maldonado. She was such a lovely lady, always greeting everyone with a smile and always looked so special with her hats. Our sincerest sympathy to Cris and family.
Manuel and Alma Carrales

Celia Segura

April 1, 2021

May the Lord bless the whole family for the loss of Maria. She often came to The Society of Our Lady of Guadalupe meetings with Cris and also our Corporate Communion Masses and breakfast or lunches after Mass. We will also miss her. Since she was also a Guadalupana, I'm sure that Our Lady has a great place for her up in heaven.

Norma Nunez

April 1, 2021

My deepest condolences to you and your family.

Norma Nunez