Mary J. Celestino


Mary J. Celestino, 77, passed away Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009 in Lockhart, Texas. She was born on March 19, 1932 to Miguel and Dolores Rodriguez in Chicago.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Virginia Martinez; and granddaughter, Alashia Ann Bargas.

Mrs. Celestino is survived by her children: Joseph Bargas and wife, Clorinda Duran, of Albuquerque

, Laura Bravo, of Lockhart, Raul Alvarado and wife, Carmen Velasquez, of Chicago, Daniel Celestino, III, of Chicago, and Darlene Celestino, of Lockhart; sisters: Lena Sanchez, Alice Lopez and Patricia Ramos, all of Chicago, and Florence Torres and husband, Eusevio, of Lockhart, brothers: Tony Rodriguez and wife, Gloria, of Chicago, Jesse Rodriguez and wife, Dorothy, of Joliet, Ill., Don Rodriguez and wife, Sue, of Des Moines, Iowa, Mike Rodriguez and wife, Edna, of Romeoville, Ill., and Robert Rodriguez and wife, Paula, of Des Moines, Iowa; grandchildren: Yvonne Bargas, Josie Bargas, Valerie Bargas, David Bravo, Nick Bravo, Andy Bravo, Joshua Leos Bravo and Adam Alvarado; and great-grandchildren: Erik, Dana, Jude, Olivia, Santino, Gianni and Davin. Mrs. Celestino was also blessed to have in her life numerous nieces, nephews and friends that she will also leave behind to cherish her memories.

The family received friends from 5 – 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009, at McCurdy Funeral Home in Lockhart, Texas. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009, at McCurdy Memorial Chapel in Lockhart.

Arrangements under the care and guidance of McCurdy Funeral Home, 105 E. Pecan, Lockhart, Texas 78644. (512) 398-4791. Please visit and sign guestbook at


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