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Maria Solorio Gallardo

July 2, 1921 ~ August 9, 2021 (age 100)

Obituary

Maria Solorio Gallardo passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her loving family on August 9, 2021. 

María Solorio Gallardo was born July 2nd, 1921 in El Barrio de Enmedio Municipio de Panindicuaro in the state of Michoacán, México. She moved to Tijuana, Mexico in 1966. There she decided to bring her entire family to the United States. They moved to Castroville, Salinas, and Gonzalez but her final residence was in Watsonville. It was here that Maria encouraged her children to establish their own businesses. Thanks to her we have La Rosa Tortillas, La Rosa Market, Leti’s Meat Market, La Azteca Market, La Watsonville Market, Mi Ranchito Supermarket, La Flor de California Bakery and El Rosal Bakery. 

Maria Solorio Gallardo is survived by her children Hipolito Solorio, Rosalia Solorio Santiago Solorio, Alfonso Solorio, Luz Maria Solorio, Nora Solorio and Leticia Solorio. She is also survived by her brother Jose Gallardo. 

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Jose Solorio Rodriguez and her daughter Elvira Solorio. 

Private services were held on Wednesday August 18th, 2021 at Ave Maria Memorial Chapel. A funeral Mass was celebrated at Saint Patricks’ Parrish on Thursday August 19th , 2021 followed by committal at Valley Public Cemetery. 

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Carroll Family of Ave Maria Memorial Chapel.

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