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Rafaela G (Cruz) Murrietta

Posted 2018-01-12 by Molly
Casa Grande Dispatch (AZ) - Wednesday, September 7, 2005
Rafaela G. Murrietta, 88, of Casa Grande died Aug. 30, 2005.

Visitation was Friday evening at St. James Catholic Church in Coolidge. Funeral Mass was celebrated there at 9 a.m. Saturday. Burial was in Valley Memorial Park.

Ms. Murrietta was born Oct. 24, 1916 in Tucson. She moved to Coolidge as a child and was a longtime resident. She moved to Casa Grande in the late 1970s and was an active member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church. She sang in the choir and was a member of Guadalupanas, a women's auxiliary society supporting church functions. She was an avid gardener and a spiritual woman who was kind and generous.

Survivors include three daughters, Mary Ann Murrieta of Stanfield, Josephine Bonfiglio of Tucson and Irene Espinosa of Anaheim, Calif.; a son, Charles Murrieta of Casa Grande; a brother, Eddie Cruz of Sacramento, Calif.; three sisters, Connie Gonzales and Mary Cardona of Coolidge and Carlota Romero of Eloy; 23 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; and 24 great-great-grandchildren.

J. Warren Funeral Services, Cole & Maud Coolidge Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

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