Maria Ortega Martinez, 95, passed away to eternal life on Saturday, November 4, 2023 at Aurora Medical Center in Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin. Maria was born on November 26,1927 in San Antonio, TX to the late Ruth and Julian Martinez. She was united in marriage to Gillermo Martinez who preceded her in death. She enjoyed sewing , quilting, and dancing to Spanish music, but most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family. She leaves to cherish her memories, her children, sons Emilio Padilla, Arturo (Rebecca) Padilla, Ruben Padilla, and Guillermo Martinez Jr., daughters, Castula Galindo, Lucille Rangel, Esther (Alfredo Sr.) Bueno and Mary (Tony) Hamilton . She also leaves one sister, Rosa Martinez, as well as her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great- great grandchildren, as well as nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. Along with her husband, Maria is preceded in death by her daughter, Adela Dallia, grandson, Guillermo Julian Martinez, III, granddaughter, Esperanza Medina, sisters, Juana and Oufemia and brothers, Lorenzo, Antonio, and Chago. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for Maria on Monday, November 13, 2023 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Racine. The family will receive guests on Monday, November 13, 2023 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church from 10:00 A.M. until the start of service. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery on Kinzie Ave. in Racine.


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