MariaElena "Nena" Gambino
January 21, 1956 – November 6, 2020
MariaElena "Nena" Gambino, age 64, of Whittier, California passed away on Friday, November 6, 2020. "Nena" was born January 21, 1956 in Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico.
"Nena" is survived by her husband, Bruno Gambino; son Hector Saharopulos (Stephanie Saharopulos); daughter Esmeralda Torres; son Ruben Torres; son Jesus Torres; and son Maddix Royce Torres; grandson Angel Sanchez, granddaughter Aaliyah Sanchez, granddaughter Ciara Sanchez and granddaughter Naylene Torres.
A memorial service for "Nena" will be held Sunday, November 22, 2020 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM at Pierce Brothers Valhalla, 10621 Victory Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91606.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.piercebrothersvalhallamortuary.com for the Gambino family.
- Bruno Gambino, Husband
- Hector Saharopulos (Stephanie Saharopulos), Son
- Esmeralda Torres, Daughter
- Ruben Torres, Son
- Jesus Torres, Son
- Maddix Royce Torres, Son
- Angel Sanchez, Grandson
- Aaliyah Sanchez, Granddaughter
- Ciara Sanchez, Granddaughter
- Naylene Torres, Granddaughter
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Sunday, November 22, 2020
MariaElena "Nena" Gambino
November 27, 2020
I MISS YOU SO MUCH MY HEART IS SHATTERED IN A TRILLION OF PIECES I MISS HEARING YOUR VOICE ON A DAILY BASIS MISS TALKING TO YOU I WISH I CAN REWIND TIME I WILL GIVE UP ANYTHING JUST TO HAVE YOU HERE WITH ME I KNOW IN MY HEART YOU ARE IN A BETTER PLACE WATCHING OVER ME GUIDING ME IN THE CORRECT PATH WE HAD A PLAN TOGETHER AND NOW YOU'RE GONE BUT I WILL CONTINUE TO STAY STRONG AND CONTINUE WHAT WE BOTH HAD IN MIND YOU ARE MY SHINNING STAR MY ONE AND ONLY AUNT THAT HAS ALWAYS BEEN THERE FOR ME NO MATTER WHAT WHEN I NEEDED YOU THE MOST YOU ALWAYS WAS THERE TO HELP ME ILL FOREVER BE THANKFUL FOR EVERYTHING YOU DID FOR ME ! I CRIED SO MANY TEARS WHEN I HEARD THE SAD NEWS I KEPT ASKING MYSELF WHY .... I REALLY MISS YOU TIA I NEVER BEEN SO HURT FROM LOOSING A LOVE ONE LIKE I AM WITH YOU BECAUSE TO ME YOU MEANT THE WORLD YOU KNEW ALL MY SECRETS MY OPEN DIARY THE PERSON I CAN CALL AND TALK TO ABOUT ANYTHING AND WOULDN'T JUDGE ME ! I JUST WANNA SAY THAT I LOVE YOU SO MUCH I WILL FOREVER KEEP YOU IN MY PRAYERS AND THOUGHTS AND WHEN THE ROAD SEEMS HARD I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER WHAT YOU ONCE SAID TO ME !
November 17, 2020
Our most sincere condolences. Praying for you and the family that you may find peace during this difficult time. We’re here for you. May she Rest In Peace🙏🏻💕
We love you Comadre,
Your Compadres Alex & Margaret, Sebastian and Benjamin🧡🧡🧡🧡
Angie Lizarraga Ramirez
November 12, 2020
My mom, Ana Lizarraga shared all the love she had for her cousin/comadre Mariaelena (Nena) with my sister Lori, my brother Cesar and I. My mom adored her and we always knew this. We were so fortunate to know her love and her giving and selfless heart. Nena has always had and will forever have a special place in our hearts and especially my moms. My parents love you Nena! We all love you and we are heartbroken.
To my cousins...Hector, Esmeralda, Jr and Ruben...I love you! My parents and siblings, we all love you and we are here for you. Your mom was strength, beauty and there was something so magical about her. All of who she is and forever will be, lives on in each of you. I pray for God's grace and strength for you during this difficult time and always. Your mom was an amazing woman and I will forever have love for her in my heart.