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Memorial Services for Antonia C. Vazquez

  • By David Barron

Memorial Services for Antonia (Toni) C. Vazquez
July 5, 1928 - July 10, 2017
Monterey Park, CA

Memorial Mass: September 7, 2017

                                St. Thomas Aquinas, Monterey Park
                                 9:30 a.m. Memorial Mass
                                Reception following Mass at Church Hall

(Continue reading for a memorial prepared by the family)

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, Toni Vazquez. Her prayers for a quick passing at home were answered the morning of July 10. She passed suddenly and quickly in her beloved garden feeding her wayward birds. She is survived by two daughters, six grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren. Quite a legacy for an only child!

Toni was born and raised in Los Angeles. Once married she and her husband with their children moved to Monterey Park in 1956 and became members of Saint Thomas Aquinas parish. She lived life to the fullest, enjoying traveling and being active in the parish Guadalupanas group and other social groups. She loved music and dancing. People often asked her, where did a little girl from East Los Angeles learn about ballet? One of her favorite activities was attending the ballet and theater. She had an insatiable curiosity about everything! She was kind and generous to everyone, even the most casual of friends. The people who touched her life brought her the most meaning and joy, from family to friends to casual traveling companions on her many senior trips, to co-workers. She made friends easily and valued them.

After graduating from high school she went to work as a bank teller. After retiring from that position, she then went on to take classes so she could work in other venues including the County. She worked until she was 76 years old because, as she said, she loved being of service and loved being around people. After retiring her greatest joy was spending time with all of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and traveling whenever she could.

With deep gratitude, we thank each of you who touched her life. You each brought meaning and joy, laughter and friendship and a an immeasurable richness to her life. Thank you...
Mom, Rest In Peace.

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