Lupe Pastrano Barretto (1939 - 2012) | Visit Guest Book
It is with extreme sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother and great-grandmother Lupe Pastrano Barretto, 72, of Oxnard. Lupe passed away on Wednesday, April 4, 2012, at home surrounded by family.
Lupe was born in Tempe, Ariz., on July 7, 1939. She moved to Oxnard when she was a young girl. She married the love of her life, Ruben Ramos Barretto, on Feb. 27, 1959.
She is survived by her husband and children, Ruben O. Barretto, Lydia Pacheco (Raymond Sr.), Yolanda Barretto-Flores (Ramon), Marjorie Hernandez (Michael), and Diana Barretto. Lupe is also survived by 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Lupe leaves behind three siblings: sister, Linda Chacon (Gabriel), and two brothers, Ramon Pastrano (Joanne) and Frank Pastrano (Rosemary), as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws. Lastly, Lupe is survived by Aunt Andrea Lopez and Aunt Margaret Parra.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Pedro and Maria Luisa Pastrano, and her brother, Joseph (Sito) Pastrano.
A devoted wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and friend, Lupe will be missed and loved by those whose hearts she touched. Lupe was also an avid LA Lakers fan and she rarely missed a televised game.
"God Saw You Getting Tired"
God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be,
So he put his arms around you and whispered "Come with Me."
With tearful eyes we watched you suffer and saw you fade away.
Although we loved you dearly, we could not make you stay.
A golden heart stopped beating, laying loving hands at rest,
God broke our hearts to prove to us He only takes the best.
A viewing will take place at Funeraria Del Angel Conrad's & James Reardon at 401 W. Channel Islands Boulevard in Oxnard from 2 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, April 15. The Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. The funeral mass will take place at 10 a.m. on Monday, April 16, at the Santa Clara Parish Chapel, 1333 E. Ventura Boulevard in El Rio. The burial will be held immediately following the mass at the Santa Clara Cemetery.