Born in Jalisco, Mexico on June 24, 1943, Maria Esther Navarro, 79, entered into rest on September 20, 2022 in Ripon, Ca. She is preceded in death by her husband Raul Navarro, three sons Christopher Vera, Arnulfo Navarro and Rene Navarro and one brother Jessie Perez.
Mrs. Navarro is survived by her children, Rosemary Sakurada, Mark Vera, Rosa Maria Navarro, Victor Navarro and Tony Navarro (Trina). She was blessed by 19 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. In addition, Maria Esther is survived by six siblings, Robert Perez, Joey Perez, Alice Gonzales, Gracie Perez, Johnny Perez and Javier Perez.
A kind, respectful optimistic lady; Esther had an impeccable work ethic. While raising her large family she managed Herbs Surplus in Stockton for over 25 years and worked at Manteca Food and Liquor for over 23 years, retiring just a few short years ago. She and her late husband Raul were faithful members of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church. Esther held family close at heart, she was a huge supporter of her children and grandchildren, never missing a game, special event or a family get-together. Esther was a wonderful seamstress and even better cook; one would always leave the house with a full stomach and an extra plate to go. Her home was always open to others; her warm nature and non-judgmental spirit always made others feel welcome and accepted. She loved the gentle nature of animals and enjoyed tending to her parrots and dogs. Esther will be remembered for her sweet nature and her love she displayed towards others. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.
P.L. Fry and Son is honored to be serving the Navarro family. A rosary will be on Tuesday, September 27, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. held at P.L. Fry and Son Chapel, 290 N. Union Rd., Manteca, Ca. A mass will be on Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. held at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, 525 E. North St., Manteca, Ca. She will be laid to rest alongside her husband at San Joaquin Catholic Mausoleum, Stockton, Ca. For direct condolences to the family an on line tribute page is available at www.plfryandson.com Mrs. Navarro’s rosary will be streamed on her tribute page, a link will be provided, no passwords necessary.
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Saturday, September 24, 2022