Maria Magadalana Vega entered peacefully into rest at her San Lorenzo home on September 15, 2017. She was 88 years old.
Maria was born on in Puerto Rico to Eduwigis and Librado Roig on July 22, 1929. She moved to California in 1949, making the Bay Area her home. She met and married her beloved husband, Calixto and they shared a beautiful life until his passing in 2011. Maria worked for several years as a nursing assistant prior to her retirement. She was devoted to her faith and was a founding parishioner of St. John’s Catholic Church. Maria donated her time and talents with numerous organizations and activities within the church community. Her kind and gentle ways will be deeply missed.
She is survived by her son, Alan Vega of San Leandro and many devoted extended family and cherished friends.
Visitation will be 4 to 8 pm on Thursday at Grissom’s Chapel & Mortuary, 267 E. Lewelling Blvd., San Lorenzo. The vigil service will begin at 7 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 am on Friday at St. John’s Catholic Church, 264 E. Lewelling Blvd., San Lorenzo. Maria will be laid to rest with her husband at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.