Lisle Funeral Home

1605 L Street, Fresno, CA


Mario De La Torre

November 24, 1932July 24, 2020

Mario De La Torre, Sr. 11/24/1932 ~ 07/24/2020 Beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather and Great-Grandfather

Mario is survived by his Wife, of 65 years, Virginia; Children Mario Jr. and his wife Rita, Cecilia and her husband James, Andrew and Lori, Laura, Anita, and her husband Tony. He is also survived by his Grandchildren Michael, Marisa, Kevin, Christopher, Alex, Kathleen, Caitlin, Lance and Phillip, as well as his Great-Grandchildren Tyler, Allison, Charli, Ariya, Addy and Maro; and his sister Virginia Castaneda, as well as numerous Nieces and Nephews.

Papa had a smile that would light up any room. He is dearly loved by many, and will be greatly missed by all.

"Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever." Psalm 23:6


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Katherine Castaneda-Ramirez

August 13, 2020

Uncle Mario, you were one of the best. A loving and caring man. You always greeted me with a hug and a smile that could light up the room. God has a gained an angel.
Aunt Virginia; love you, hugs and prayers. Sorry we can’t all be there physical with you, but know that we are there with you in spirit.
love and blessings,
Katherine (your bean)

Xavier Flores

August 11, 2020

Anita and Tonys Wedding , Mr De La Torre got me in the Kitchen by himself and told me the food was excellent and wanted to thank me for helping out and grabbed my hand and said take this we appreciate your help today for our Daughters Wedding.
Oh lets not forget my son was about 3 when he almost got Mr De La Torre's famous trout in the pond while we were discussing the menu at there home !! Good Laughs

Linda Alonzo

August 11, 2020

To the De La Torre Family

This Family is a very special Family to me.
We grew up together with one other family in the same street.
Virginia got me my first job in the medical field.
I remember Mario as a Kind Loving Father to his wife and children,
always with a beautiful smile.
He reminded me of the father that came out in the Leave it to Beaver sitcom back in the day, always there if you needed advice.
Anita is a very special person to me , just like her Papa always there for you.
To this Loving Christian Family who truly touch my Heart,
Mario will truly be missed.
RIP Mario.
My Prayers to the Family.

Eric Gomez

August 10, 2020

Our Condolences
from the Gomez family. ...
We shared a street, and a moment in time where we as kids all grow up together. As a child I always remembered Mr De La Torre’s smile.... and his wave from across the street. I still drive by the old house, and occasionally glance to your family home and see that time again.
May Gods grace comfort you and your family during this difficult time , and in the future when you need it most 🙏🏼🦋

Joy Moreno

August 10, 2020

To Mrs. DeLaTorre and the DeLaTorre family,
Please accept condolences and prayers from my whole family. My parents were saddened to hear of Mr De La Torre’s passing. I remember your husband as a gracious, calm and lovely gentleman. Even as a young child visiting your house to play with Laura, your home was always warm and he always had smiles and patience with everyone. You are stronger because of his constant love he shared with all of you and he will always be with you. Love and prayers, Joy Moreno

Melanie Weakley

August 2, 2020

I knew Mr De La Torre for only 3 1/2 years. His daughter Anita came into my life during a very tragic time. I do know that he and is wife raised an amazing daughter who was by my side when I didn’t think it was ever possible to smile again. Anita has never left my side and I promise you I will never leave hers. I am grateful to God that she is my best friend whom I love with all my heart. She loved you so much. You are truly missed.
God Bless The De La Torre family.

Mary Acuña Castaneda

August 1, 2020

My brother-in-law Mario, I admired you for the loving man that you were. A wonderful always smiling man. Loved the way you loved your children and grand children. A wonderful husband to Virginia (my sister- in-law) I feel so fortunate to have had you in my journey of life. God bless all your family that you left behind. We will all catch up to you as God decides. So be it!

Lisa Fialho

July 31, 2020

A wonderful man with a great smile! I'll never forget all the dinner parties (and masses) at Pat and Sy's (my grandparents) house. All of us kids running around making memories we didn't even know would mean so much to us now. The guitar playing, the singing, the laughter...treasures held in our hearts. My deepest condolences to his beautiful family. Rest in eternal peace, Mr. De La Torre. 🤍

Joan Butler

July 31, 2020

Frank and I send our condolences for the passing of a gentleman and a friend, Mario De La Torre. The last time I saw Mario, he was dancing to the mariacchis, celebrating his wife, Virginia's birthday. He was always sincerely nice and wonderful to my friend, Virginia and his family,
RIP Mario! You spread happiness for 87 years.

Love, Joan and Frank Butler

Lawrence. “Larry” Castaneda

July 31, 2020

I am sending you my deepest sorrow to my sister Virginia and all their children. I have a specific special memory when I was young child and Mario was wearing his Air Force uniform. At the time I really didn’t know how significant this memory would be to me. A very special memory is our family gatherings where Mario would play the guitar and sing Mexican music to the family in the back yard. Mario made every family member feel special throughout his life.
He was a wonderful husband to my sister for sixty five years and Great father to his children. He is loved and admired by all. I send my prayers and love to my sister and the family.


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