Maria Antoinette De La Torre

September 5, 1945November 25, 2018
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Maria Antoinette De La Torre, age 73, of Fresno, California passed away on Sunday November 25, 2018. Maria was born September 5, 1945 in Fresno.

Maria is survived by their husband, Jose Guadalupe De La Torre; son Remigio Tellez; daughter Anna Vasquez; son-in-law Martin Vasquez; son Jimmy De La Torre; son David De La Torre; daughter-in-law Victoria De La Torre; and daughter Olivia De La Torre.

A Visitation for Maria will be held Wednesday, December 5, 2018 from 2:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. at Tinkler Funeral Chapel & Crematory, 475 North Broadway, Fresno, California 93701.

A Funeral Service will occur Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 6:00 Tinkler Funeral Chapel.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the De La Torre family.


  • Lupe De La Torre, Husband
  • Remigio Tellez, Son
  • Anna Vasquez, Daughter
  • Martin Vasquez, Son-in-law
  • Jimmy De La Torre, Son
  • David De La Torre, Son
  • Victoria De La Torre, Daughter-in-law
  • Olivia De La Torre, Daughter
  • Mrs. DeLaTorre also leaves behind: 19 grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren to cherish her memory.


  • Visitation Wednesday, December 5, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Maria Antoinette De La Torre

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Adriana Delatorre

December 4, 2018

Of course there are stories to tell about my grandma, but there are no stories that were better than others because every moment i spent with her was an amazing time even when it was just her presence it was the best. My grandma loved every single one of her grandchildren and it was shown by the way she did simple things such as making us Mickey Mouse pancakes, the way she would stick up for all of us by simply saying, “be nice, be nice”, to how no matter what she made sure we never felt left out of any situation. My grandma was the best grandma I could ask for and I’m thankful to have shared every moment that I did with her. My grandma was such an amazing soul and there are no words to explain the love she had for every single person who was part of her life she may not have let it be known everyday but you could always see it and I believe that we still will be able to see that because she will always be here with us in spirit and in our hearts letting us know the continuous love she will have for us. I love you grandma and I will always love you. One of your pretty babies, Adriana



      Maria Antoinette De La Torre was known as many things to many people. She was a loved Wife, mother, grandma, buela-buela, a friend, and someone special. To family and friends who knew her best, Maria will be remembered as a very exceptional person.

      Maria was born on September 5, 1945 at General Hopital in Fresno, CA. She was the daughter of Sabina Gloria Melanis. Maria grew up in Fresno, CA.

      Maria was raised with 7 sibling and about 10 years ago met her half sister Mary Lou. They are John, Rachel, Lydia, Ralph, Ramona, Julie & Richard. Maria was usually involved in all sorts of activities with her siblings. She and her siblings experienced rivalries typical of a growing family, but they shared many life experiences over the years.

      A typical teenager, Maria had a fairly happy high school experience, making that critical transition from adolescence to adulthood. After raising her children Maria returned to High School. She graduated from Fresno Adult School in 1998. She enjoyed her classes some more than others, having favorite subjects and teachers.

      On December 30, 1976 Maria exchanged wedding vows with Jose Guadalupe De La Torre in Clovis, CA. Empathic and loyal, Maria was committed to making her family happy.

      Maria worked hard to be a good mother to her children and she did her best to fulfill their needs and raised them to be loving children. Maria was blessed with 5, Remi, Anna, Jimmy, Olivia & David.

      Maria’s faith was important to her. She was baptized for 41 years as one of Jehovah's Witness. During that time, she was active and faithful and talked to everyone she met about the bible.

      Maria enjoyed traveling and time away on vacations. It was a chance for her to renew and relax, to visit new places and experience new things. Her favorite vacations included Mexico, the beach & Yosemite mountains.

      Maria passed away on November 25, 2018 at her home. Maria for years fought the battle with cancer. She is survived by Husband Jose Guadalupe, 5 children, 18 grandchildren & 15 great-grandchildren. Services were held at Tinkler Funeral Home and a memorial service at The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses.

      Simply stated, Maria was a good and kind person, an individual who will for all time be remembered by her family and friends as being a caring and giving person, someone who was a vital part of their lives. Maria leaves behind her a legacy of life-long friendships and many cherished memories. Everyone whose life she touched will always remember Maria Antoinette De La Torre.