Whitehurst-Norton-Dias Funeral Service

286 West Main, Turlock, CA


Maria M. Trinca

June 29, 1940October 20, 2019

Maria M. Trinca, age 79, of Merced, California passed away on Sunday, October 20, 2019. She was born June 29, 1940 in Ribeirinha, Terceira, Açores to Rosa Borges and Antonio Vaz Lopes.

Maria is survived by: son Tony Trinca of Merced; son Frank Trinca of Merced; brother Joe Lopes of Merced; sister Rosa Fonseca of Le Grand; and sister Idalina Costa of Merced. Mrs. Trinca also leaves behind six grandchildren to honor her memory.

She was preceded in death by her husband José G. Trinca on May 22, 1989, her son Joe L. Trinca in 1993, and her parents.

Maria was a dedicated parishioner of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Merced, California.

A visitation for Mrs. Maria M. Trinca will be held from 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM on October 30, 2019 at Whitehurst-Norton-Dias Funeral Service: 286 W. Main Street, Turlock, California.

A recitation of the rosary followed by a funeral mass will begin at 9:30 AM on October 31, 2019 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church: 671 E. Yosemite Avenue, Merced, California.

She will be laid to rest after the services at Turlock Memorial Park: 575 N. Soderquist Road, Turlock, California.

Services for Maria M. Trinca are in the care of Whitehurst-Norton-Dias Funeral Service (FD504) in Turlock, California.


  • Tony Trinca, Son
  • Frank Trinca, Son
  • Joe Lopes, Brother
  • Rosa Fonseca, Sister
  • Idalina Costa, Sister
  • Mrs. Heard leaves behind seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren to honor her memory.

  • Landon Trinca
  • David Costa
  • Tony Costa
  • Brendan Kemps
  • Jordan Kemps
  • Trenton Kemps


  • Visitation Wednesday, October 30, 2019
  • Recitation of the Rosary Followed by a Funeral Mass Thursday, October 31, 2019
  • Committal Service Thursday, October 31, 2019


Maria M. Trinca

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Robert Tyler

October 28, 2019

Mrs. Trinca was a wonderful neighbor. She always remembered our family at holidays with her wonderful baked goods!

Delio e natal Silva

October 22, 2019

So sorry for your loss our deepest condolences to all the family may she rest in peace may God comfort you at this difficult time ❤