80, of Phoenix passed way October 11, 2015. She was born August 26, 1935 in Delia, NM to Joe and Juanita Sanchez. She worked for Motorola for 27 years as a lead operator. Maria is survived by her husband of 62 years, Filiberto Perez Sierras, children Richard (Beth), Roxanne (Xavier) Lopez, Julie Young, Edward, 5 grandchildren, Abel, James, Marisa, Eric and Daniel, 2 great grandchildren, Ciara and Caleb, and brother Fritz Sanchez. She is preceded in death by her siblings Tillie Torrez and Benny Sanchez. Funeral Mass will be held at 11:30 AM, Friday, October 16, 2015 at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 1954 N. 24th Street, Phoenix. Interment will follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home.