Mrs. Espartero, a native of the Philippines, was born Dec. 16, 1916, in San Fernando, La Union, and was a homemaker for 77 years. She had lived in Tracy 24 years, and she was a parishioner of St. Bernard’s Catholic Church.
Survivors include five children, Melba Cawit, and her husband, Ricardo, of Hayward, Nelson Espartero, and his wife, Myrna, Myrna Pulmano, and her husband, Romulo, and Miriam Espartero, all of Tracy, and Franco Espartero, and his wife, Katrina, of Las Vegas; two siblings, Eleradia Lopez Quindara and Jose Lopez, and his wife, Henny, all of Monterey; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were her husband of 25 years, Raymundo Espartero, who died in 1965; a son, Jose Espartero; a daughter, Maria Victoria Espartero; two siblings, Maria Novelozo and Jaime Aquino Lopez Sr.; and a brother-in-law, Galope Quindara.
The Mass will begin at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 6, at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, 163 W. Eaton Ave., followed by burial in Tracy Cemetery, 501 E. Schulte Road. Visitation will be observed from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday at Hotchkiss Mortuary, 5 W. Highland Ave. A rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. Thursday at the mortuary.
Contributions in Mrs. Espartero’s name may be sent to the American Heart Association (www.heart.org).
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