It is with great pain and sorrow that we announce the death of Mary Sylvia Gomez (Arellano), 74, of Chandler. Mary entered eternal rest on November 20, 2020 at Hospice of the Valley. A loving wife, mother, nana, tia, nina, sister and friend passed peacefully surrounded by her family.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Gertrude “Gertie” Barraza. She is survived by her husband of 52+ years Rudy, her son Rudy Jr. (Lynn), daughters Korine and Raina, granddaughter Malayna “Laynee” Bernier (Nick) and grandsons Jeremy and Adam. She is also survived by her brother Paul Calderon (Toni) and sister Patsi Navarro (Paul).
Mary was born in Phoenix and graduated from Glendale High School where she excelled in school and athletics. She was an active member of South Phoenix WOTM chapter 1527. Although she lived with many health issues, she will be remembered as a caring, strong-willed woman who could always make you laugh with her sarcasm and wit. She will be greatly missed by so many of the people who loved her but especially by her children and grandchildren as she was their biggest fan.
Visitation will be Saturday, November 28, 2020 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm with a Rosary at 12:30 pm and Funeral Service beginning at 1:00 pm to be held at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Rd, Phoenix. The service will be livestreamed and can be found at https://www.facebook.com/WhitneyMurphyFH/live/ Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the services will be limited to 50 people and face masks are required. Condolences and Hugs from Home may be expressed at www.whitneymurphyfuneralhome.com.
I’m so sorry for your loss she is a great lady ! Loved Tia Mary.
Tia Mary my heart hurts so much knowing that you are fine, but I am so happy that I was able to spend so many memorable days with you. Hearing you laugh and making us laugh. You will forever be in mine and my kids hearts and memories. I will make sure my Tio and cousins are ok, even though you will be watching over all of us. I love and miss you so much.
Mary, I always admired your caring selfless nature. Thank you for accepting my daughter Jackie ,as you daughter and her kids (Isaac and Vanessa) as your grandchildren. I’ll always remember the time you spent on the softball field supporting your girls, granddaughter and the girls at Marcos and at the fast pitch tournaments . Even as the girls coach the softball teams, you supported them. Raina, there is no one in this world like your mom, she was a special women and she will be with you always.
My deepest condolences to you and your family during this time.
Our fondest ALOHA (love) for tia Mary, We have always enjoyed listening to stories of her younger days playing sports and her laughs at family gatherings when GIL and I would come and visit. Tia Mary will deeply be missed with her beautiful smile and laughs. God surely has gained a beautiful Angel with wings. Our sincere condolences to tio Rudy, Rudy jr, Korine and Reina and family may many Blessings and comfort fill your hearts of tia Mary’s memories.
Love sincerely Gil and Ruby and family
My deepest sympathy, may God give your family strength thru this difficult time. Thoughts & prayers., for all of your family to help with healing . You will definitely be missed love you
Our deepest condolences to Rudy, Korine , Reina and Rudy Jr. I’m so sorry for your great loss. I will miss seeing Mary at her favorite table at the Moose. Now y’all have a beautiful Angel looking over you. May God bless you and give you strength thru this really sad time.
Love sincerely Angel and Rey ❤️
Sorry for your loss we will miss her loved her so much and enjoyed camping and sitting st moose lodge with her. Love u all The osman. God bless.
My love and deepest condolences to Tio Rudy, and cousins Rudy Jr. , Korine, Raina, Lynn, Laynee, Jeremy, and Adam. Please take comfort in knowing how much she, and your whole family, is loved in these difficult times.
I will always remember Tia Mary for her big smile and great sense of humor. I especially loved how she could never tell a funny story without laughing hysterically before the “punch line.”
Rest In Peace, Tia Mary. We love you!❤️
Jimito G. Ruiz
Maria and I send our deepest sorrows and condolences, from the bottom of our hearts.
Just remember, all wounds heal with time.
If there is anything you guys need? Please don’t hesitate to ask. We’re here for you.
Sent with love.
Kathi and I are so sorry to hear of Mary’s passing. she was a classy lady and a good friend. We shall keep you in our prayers, as you go through this difficult time.
I Love you Tia Mary!! Rest peacefully. Im sorry Tio Rudy, Little Rudy, Korine, and Raina
Con mucho sentimiento to Rudy and all the family. I will miss her so much. She was a great camping buddy and great listener. I will miss her company and laughter. She would tap the table top to the rhythm of the music and move
a little when she liked a song at the lodge. It is good to see these little signs when you see your friend is happy. I miss her and lived her so much.
We are so sorry for you loss. Please except our condolences.
Mr. & Mrs. Joe Peraza and Family
Robby, Socorro & Family
I am deeply heart broken.
Aunt Mary, it’s time to celebrate YOU & remember YOUR very-special-BLESSSED-life!
God Bless you Uncle Rudy. God Bless you cousins.
We love you dearly,
Robby, Socorro & Family
Jessica Destiny Ruiz
We have a new guardian Angel watching over all of us. Rest in paradise tia mary.