Mary Lou Padilla
October 28, 1940 – May 15, 2019
Mary Lou Padilla, 78 years old of San Gabriel, CA passed away on May 15, 2019. Mary Lou was born on October 28, 1940 in Los Angeles, CA to Manuel and Francisca Grijalva. She was their only daughter and younger sister to her brother Manny.
Mary Lou was a devoted wife, mother and friend. She was a devout Catholic with an unfailing faith in God. Mary Lou was actively involved in her children's lives and activities when they were growing up. On the field, at a swim meet, volunteering at school or at church events. She loved to crochet, and was known for making beautiful blankets for the newborns of her friends. Mary Lou was outgoing, loving, compassionate and made friends everywhere she went. She enjoyed eating out, trips to the casino, watching plays, and enjoying those around her. Mary Lou's hardworking and loving attitude will be cherished and remembered by all.
Mary Lou is survived by her husband Alfredo, children Claudia, Juan, Lourdes and Maria, and her granddaughters Evelyn and Victoria.
- Alfredo Padilla, Husband
- Husband.Four Children. Three girls and one boy.
City Of Hope Hospital
1500 E. Duarte Rd, Duarte, California
- Visitation Thursday, May 30, 2019
- Rosary Thursday, May 30, 2019
- Funeral Mass Friday, May 31, 2019
- Final Resting Place Friday, May 31, 2019
Mary Lou Padilla
June 11, 2019
A lifetime of memories, a lifetime friendship, a lifetime of unconditional loyalty. Many blessings we endured. The time together, laughter, tears (few) and endless conversations. Mary Lou, our friendship has always been solid never broken. May you Rest In Peace
May 31, 2019
When I first started coming to San Gabriel Mission, Mary Lou was quick to great me and befriended me. She approached me and said to me, “I’ve been praying for you”. At that time I was so desperately looking for God’s Mercy, I too was going through my journey with cancer. She was so welcoming. Meeting her gave me hope and peace. Every time I ran into her I would extend my arm to say hello, but instead she would open her arms and hug me. She would say, “give me a hug” she would embrace me in her arms full of joy and laughter.
I will forever miss her. She was a true soldier of God.
She’s with Father Theo now.
Te quiero mucho Mari Lu !
With my deepest sorrow,
Sisters of the sisterhood of Cancer