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Donaciana H. "Chanita" Torres

September 6, 1927 ~ April 20, 2022 (age 94)

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BROWNSVILLE, TX. – Mrs. Donaciana H. “Chanita” Torres, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and aunt entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, the 20th of April 2022 at Brownsville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center surrounded by her family. She was ninety-four years of age.  


Donaciana, affectionately known as Chanita, was born in McAllen, Texas on September 6, 1927, daughter of Santos and Beatriz Jaramillo Herebia. A devout Catholic, she was a longtime faithful parishioner of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church for many years where she volunteered numerous hours working rummage sales and participated in Bingo activities. Her favorite pastime was playing Bingo whenever she had the opportunity to do so, but most of all, Donaciana loved spending time with her beloved daughters, her grandchildren and her great-grandson who was the apple of her eye, Fabian. She especially enjoyed her daughters visits which brought so much joy and comfort to her. Celebrating her birthday parties that her grandchildren put together was always so special to her.


Preceding her in death was her husband, Francisco Torres; her parents, Santos and Beatriz Herebia; and her brothers, Clemente Herebia and Guadalupe Herebia.


Survivors include her loving daughters, Mary Alice Rodriguez (Albert) and Silvia Taylor; her grandchildren, Mark Anthony Rodriguez (Cynthia Vargas) and Melissa Mendiola (Luis); her great-grandson, Fabian Arturo Rodriguez and his mother Miriam Rodriguez; Daniel Mendiola and Matt Vargas; and her sisters Licha Corpos (Santos+), Rafaela Vento (Manuel), Maria de los Santos (Casimiro Melendez), Juana Gonzalez (Silvestre+), and Maria de Jesus Ruiz (Rodolfo). She is also survived by numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and extended family members.


Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, the 24th of April 2022 between the hours of four o’clock in the afternoon and nine o’clock at night, with the recitation of the holy rosary to begin at seven o’clock Sunday evening within the East Chapel of Darling-Mouser Funeral Home.


A Graveside Service will be held at ten o'clock in the morning on Monday, the 25th of April 2022 at Rose Lawn Memorial Gardens, 4464 Old Port Isabel Road, Brownsville.


Memories of Donaciana may be shared at www.darlingmouser.com.


Personalized funeral arrangements directed by Steven R. Hieu Bailey and Staff have been entrusted to the care of Darling-Mouser Funeral Home at 945 Palm Boulevard in Brownsville, Texas 78520, (956) 546-7111.

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Visiting Hours
April 24, 2022

4:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Darling-Mouser Funeral Home - East Chapel
945 Palm Boulevard
Brownsville, TX 78520

Recitation of the Rosary
April 24, 2022

7:00 PM
Darling-Mouser Funeral Home - East Chapel
945 Palm Boulevard
Brownsville, TX 78520

Graveside Service
April 25, 2022

10:00 AM
Rose Lawn Memorial Gardens
4464 Old Port Isabel Road
Brownsville, TX 78526

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