Davenport – Funeral services and Catholic Mass for Maria Aguilera, 76, a resident of Davenport will be held on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 10:00 AM, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 516 Filmore Street in Davenport. Burial will be at Davenport Memorial Park Cemetery.
Visitation will be Wednesday, March 13, 2013 from 4 to 7:00 PM at Runge Mortuary, 838 E. Kimberly Rd, Davenport, where a prayer service will begin at 6:30 PM.
Ms. Aguilera passed away Sunday, March 10, 2013 in her home. Ms. Aguilera was born on December 25, 1936 in Davenport, IA to Joseph Mendez Garcia and Manuella (Sanchez) Garcia. She married Peter F. Aguilera, Sr. on May 5, 1960 in Chicago, IL. He preceded her in death on November 21, 2010.
Maria grew up in Davenport's Cook Point. She was one of fifteen children. She later moved to Chicago, IL where she married Mr. Aguilera then some years later moved back to Davenport.
Memorial may be made to: St. Mary's Catholic Church in Maria's honor.
Surviving Maria are her children: Lisa Kozich (Dennis) of Sweetwater, TN, Peter Aguilera, Jr., and Kayla Aguilera of Davenport. Sisters: Aurora Vazquez, Mary Vega, Delores Garcia, Patricia Tashiro all of Davenport, Louise Maldonaldo of Chicago, IL and Jessie Ochoa of Buffalo, IA; brothers, John Garcia and Merle Mendez both of Davenport and Lupe Garcia, Sr. of Buffalo, IA.
She was preceded in death by her parents, spouse, infant son, Nick Aguilera, brother, Roy Mendez and sisters: Esther Martinez, Prudence Ewing and Ramona Casteneda. May they rest in peace. Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting Maria's obituary at www.therungemortuary.com.