Maria A. Arambula

February 24, 1939August 25, 2011

Maria A. Arambula Pentwater, MI Formerly of Lansing Age 72, passed away peacefully, Thursday, August 25th, with her family by her side. She was a mother of five and dedicated to helping others in the community for over 30 years. Surviving are her husband, Ismael “Andy” A. Arambula; sons, Gilbert, Andrew, Ron, Mike and Chris; brothers and sisters, Evangelina Salinas, Tomasa (Fred) Cantu, Jesus (Odilla) Perez, Ramiro (Lydia) Perez, Gilbert (Judy) Perez, Delia (Henry) Pizana, Pedro (Yolanda) Perez and Alonzo (Juanita) Perez; sister-in-law, Magdalena Perez; as well as many loving grandchildren, great grandchildren, family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jesus and Modesta Perez; brothers Isidoro Perez and Alfredo (Billie) Perez. A funeral mass will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at Cristo Rey Catholic Church, 201 W. Miller Rd., Lansing, MI with the Rev. Anthony Strouse and Rev. Frederick L. Thelen officiating. The family will receive friends on Monday, August 29, 2011 and Tuesday, August 30, 2011 from 2-4 & 6-8 PM, with a Rosary Tuesday at 7 PM., at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home, 900 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make contributions to Eaton Community Hospice, 2675 S. Cochran Rd., Charlotte, MI 48813 in memory of Maria. On line condolences may be sent at: Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Lansing, MI.


  • Visitation Monday, August 29, 2011
  • Visitation Monday, August 29, 2011
  • Visitation Tuesday, August 30, 2011
  • Visitation Tuesday, August 30, 2011
  • Rosary Tuesday, August 30, 2011
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Maria A. Arambula

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Jaime Perez

September 5, 2011

My sons and I will always remember you Aunt Mary. Your sweet and gentle spirit will stay in our hearts We will miss you, but know that we love you dearly.

Eva Mata

September 3, 2011

I found out today about Mary, I wish I had known in time for the funeral, My condolence goes out to your family.

Adam Salinas and family

September 3, 2011

Arambula family, we are sorry to hear about Mary, our deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family.

Penny Burillo

September 2, 2011

Dear Andy & Family,
I was shocked to read of Maria's passing in the news paper today.
December and I were not aware and we feel terrible that we could not accompany you. Our hearts are full of sorrow and yet we know that Maria was a person of faith and believe that she is truly in heaven with our Lord and his angels. May God help you thru this difficult time and know that our prayers and thoughts are with you. Sincerely, Penny S. Burillo and December Saucedo Gonzalez

Darryl Newman

August 31, 2011

Andy and family,
I'm so sorry to hear about Mary. She truly enjoyed life and those around her and she'll be missed. We'll be sure to keep her exuberant spirit with us.
Sorry I can't be there with the kids, but am glad that Kimberly, Lisa and Chris (and others) will be with you.
Here's a link to our visit in Sept 2008 when Mary sang "papas y papas" to Benjamin: With love,

Susan Widener (Swix)

August 31, 2011

I'm so sorry for your loss, your mom was a wonderful person. I remember such fun times when I was growing up and all the wonderful food she made. My condolences to you all, I'll keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Mary Anne Taylor

August 31, 2011

Andy, Gil, Ron, Andrew, Mike and heart goes out to each of you! I wish I could join you tomorrow for the celebration of Mary's life. You were all a very special part of my family life on Pamela Place and I remember Mary like it was yesterday. I am so very sorry that I didn't get to Pentwater to see her ... always thinking there was time tomorrow. You are in my thoughts and prayers. With love, "marianna" (Mary Anne Hollandsworth/Taylor)

Lucia Galvan

August 30, 2011

Andy & family,
My family and I would like to extend our deepest sympathy on your loss. My heart is heavy because Mary was a dear friend and a beautiful person. I pray that the Lord will give you and your family strength.

Your friend
Lucia Galvan & family

Irma Hinojosa

August 30, 2011

Heaven has gained a beautiful angel. Mary was a wonderful person and was a geniune friend. You were admired and will certainly be missed. Love and many prayers to your family. From: Irma Hinojosa and family

August 30, 2011

Warm Summer Sun

Warm summer sun,
Shine kindly here,
Warm southern wind,
Blow softly here.
Green sod above,
Lie light, lie light.
Good night, dear heart,
Good night, good night.

By Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens)
The Poetry Foundation