Felipa V. Garcia, age 94; passed away peacefully on January 15th, 2019, at her home surrounded by loving family. She was born May 14, 1924 in Brownsville, Tx. She attended Brownsville High School and Brownsville Junior College. In 1943 she married Oscar Garcia Arguelles + from Matamoros, and both raised a beautiful family. Mama Fily was a devout Catholic and a true Christian as evidenced by her exemplary life driven by her loving heart full of humanity and kindness. She loved to sing and cook and helped many children by tutoring English at home.
Mama Fily is preceded in death by her loving husband Oscar García Arguelles, parents, Maria Guadalupe and Cipriano Salazar, her sons: Oscar, and Arnoldo V. Garcia and her brother Ambrosio Vidrio.
Left to treasure her loving memory are her children Leonardo V. Garcia ( Lupita+) Chacha Wilson, Martha Barbara ( Ruben) Kopara and Sylvia ( John) Patriarca, her daughters in law Vica and Irma many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.
The family would like to thank The Heart Institute, and it’s staff, especially Dr. Kalim Habet and Louis Boling ; Abundant Life Home Health Care and staff; Greater Valley Hospice Alliance and staff; in addition to her caring providers and givers.
Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and will resume at 6:00 p.m. and will continue until 9:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 16, 2019 with the recitation of the Holy Rosary service at 7 p.m. in the East Chapel at Darling-Mouser Funeral Home in Brownsville, TX. The funeral mass celebration will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at Immaculate Conception Cathedral Catholic Church. All services will conclude after the mass.
RIP Mama Fily.
John PatriarcaBrownsville, TX
Mama Fily what an honor to have journeyed with you and shared in such special moments! The memories you have left us will forever be in our minds and hearts. We will miss your physical presence but we will call on you often as you carry out your heavenly duties. God's speed and rest in peace Mama! Until we meet again!
Vilma G MartinezHouston, TX
My condolences to your family! May she Rest In Peace ! You all are in my prayers ! ❤️
Vanja JoksicBrownsville, TX
Dearest Mrs. Sylvia Patriarca, I am so sorry for your loss. I have you in my prayers and thoughts. Knowing you and your family, I know you are at peace for your Faith is your strength. May God's promise of eternal life bring you comfort at these difficult moments. You were always such a loving and caring daughter, lived life next to your mom to the fullest and you must have no regrets. We all want our parents and loved one by our side forever, but we all have our time and only God can determine that. Be proud of the bond that you shared with your mommy and now treasure her memory and the many priceless moments that you shared. She rests in peace, rejoins all those gone before her and now intercedes for you and those she left behind to cherish her legacy. I love you.
Teresa LamasBrownsville, TX
Los acompaño en su pesar. Pido a Nuestro Señor que les conceda fortaleza, paz y Su Espíritu Santo. Descanse en paz ! Ella vivirá siempre en sus recuerdos y en sus corazones.
Rosy SierraBrownsville, TX
Your lovely mom left great memories for all the family to cherish, she will always be your guide from heaven and always be by your side. My sincere condolences and prayers to all the family, Love Coty Melguizo Cateora
Coty CateoraSouth Padre Island, TX
Chivis siento mucho esta pérdida irreparable. Que Nto. Señor les de pronta resignación a toda tu familia. Te mando un fuerte abrazo y beso. Te quiero y aprecio mucho.
Lulu Deytz- GamezBrownsville, TX
Love and condolences to Sylvia, John, Michael and Nicky and all the extended family of Mama Fily. A beautiful and much loved soul has joined the angels today. She was loved by so many and will be missed greatly by her family and friends. May she rest in peace with her beloved husband and continue to be the guardian angel watching over her loved ones.
Kathy & Jack Harding IIBrownsville, TX