Funeraria del Angel Santa Paula

128 South Eighth Street, Santa Paula, CA


Mary V. Delao

May 17, 1931January 9, 2020

Mary V. Delao (88), beloved mother and grandmother, passed away Thursday, January 9, 2020 at Community Memorial Hospital in Ventura, surrounded by her family. She was born on May 17, 1931 and was a lifelong resident of Ventura County. She married her high school sweetheart, Gilbert Delao, in 1954, and they remained happily married for over 50 years. Mary was proceeded in death by her husband Gilbert Delao, her sisters Stella and Julia, and her mother Amelia Castro. She is survived by her son Andrew Delao (wife Shirley; daughter Salena Davis) and her daughters Christina Morua (husband Mike; daughters Christina and Stefanie Morua, and Sarah Villarreal [husband Paul]) and Patricia Mora (husband Matthew; sons Steven and Joseph Jump); sister Helen Garcia, and brother Tony Vasquez (wife Helen). A viewing will be held on Sunday, January 19, 2020 from 2-8PM at Funeraria del angel Stetler Mortuary, 128 S. 8th Street, Santa Paula, CA 93060. Burial services will be at Santa Paula Cemetery Monday, January 20th, 2020 at 11:00 AM.


  • Andrew Delao, Son
  • Christina Morua, Daughter
  • Patricia Mora, Daughter
  • Helen Garcia, Sister
  • Tony Vasquez, Brother


  • Viewing Sunday, January 19, 2020
  • Graveside Service Monday, January 20, 2020


Mary V. Delao

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Lorraine (Dela Torre) Sanchez

January 17, 2020

My deepest condolences to all of Mary’s family, it was an honor to have had her as a friend and in my life. I was introduced to Mary and Gil by my parents Frank & Virginia Dela Torre and when I got older I was able to join them on their bus trips to Vegas. We surely laughed and carried on our trips always enjoying each other’s company.
We three became Honorary Compadres because we loved each other an I wasn’t having any more children so we decided Compadres was the next best thing to family. Needless to say when we’d see each other we’d hug and call each other Comadre. Mary brought so much joy and laughter into my life, she’ll be missed but she made me a better human being for being in my life.