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Maria Teresa Fuentes

April 13, 1949 — February 15, 2024

Laredo, Texas

Maria Teresa Fuentes, age 74, was called home peacefully on Thursday February 15, 2024, after a recent gradual decline in health.

Tere, as she was lovingly known was a lifelong resident of Laredo, Texas and was a graduate of Tirsa Martin High School.

Throughout her entire working career, Tere was an LISD school nurse at schools including Memorial Middle School and Nixon High School until her retirement in 2016.

Tere was a loving mother of 5, who was known for her generous, patient, loving and caring ways. She was unselfish and relentless in giving her all to her family and loved ones. She leaves behind a legacy that demonstrates the true strength and dignity of virtuous woman. She will lovingly be remembered for her contagious laugh and her selfless giving. Tere will be greatly missed by her children and their families as well as other family members and friends who knew her and loved her.

She was preceded in death by her parents Alizandro and Juanita Martinez.

Her siblings, Jose Alizandro Martinez, Martin Jesus Martinez, Maria Guadalupe (Martinez) Dominguez, Maria del Rosario (Martinez) Reyna and Martha Lara.

Her husband of 49 years, Raul Fuentes Fuentes.

She is survived by her children Camelia Gonzalez: (Ernesto +), Raul Fuentes Jr, Abraham Fuentes (Laura), Joanna (John) Leal, Lizandra (Mario) Gloria.

Grandchildren: Kassandra Toledo, Abraham Fuentes Jr., Klaritza Fuentes, John Leal Jr., Karina Fuentes, Damian Peña, Jessica Leal, Mario Gloria, Raul Gloria, Jenna Leal, Rafael Axel Gloria.

Great-grandchildren: Abraham Fuentes III, Karolina Molina, Jose Toledo, Kaitlyn Alaniz, Katarina Toledo, Hailey Mae Leal, Azrael Delgado, and Jonathan Toledo

Sister: Maria Apolinar (Martinez) Sandoval.

Pallbearers will be Raul Fuentes Jr., Abraham Fuentes Sr., Abraham Fuentes Jr., John Leal, John Leal Jr., Mario Gloria, Mario R. Gloria, and Raul Gloria. 

Honorary Pallbearers will be Rafael Axel Gloria and Abraham Fuentes III.

Funeral services are under the direction of Gamez & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services. 

The family will be reuniting to celebrate and honor Tere’s life on Tuesday February 20,2024 with visitation services beginning at 5 pm and ending at 9 pm. A rosary service will begin at 7:00 pm.  

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, February 21, 2024, departing the funeral chapel at 9:15 am to St. Jude Catholic Church for the celebration of the Mass at 10:00 am

Rite of Committal and Interment will follow at the Calvary Catholic Cemetery.

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Service Schedule

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Public Viewing

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

5:00 - 9:00 pm (Central time)

Gamez & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services

1029 Bob Bullock Loop #1, Laredo, TX 78043

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Rosary

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

7:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Gamez & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services

1029 Bob Bullock Loop #1, Laredo, TX 78043

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Mass

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

St Jude Catholic Church

2031 Lowry Rd, Laredo, TX 78045

The funeral procession will depart the funeral chapel at 9:15 am.

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Graveside Service

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

11:15 - 11:30 am (Central time)

Calvary Catholic Cemetery

3600 McPherson Rd, Laredo, TX 78040

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