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“The Alvarez family remembers your family very well and sympathizes with you in the loss of your sweet mother Maria. You are in our thoughts and...Read More »
1 of 4 | Posted by: Carlos H. Alvarez and family - TX

“Thank you for taking care of me and my children during the difficult days of Alex's illness. You cared for him as if he was your son; he loved you...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Patricia Juarez - La Jolla, CA

“My mom is my inspiration to draw closer to Jesus Christ. As a child she taught me morning and evening prayers. I learned that my mom was in the...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: Luis Edgar Toapanta - Whittier, CA

“As prepared as we are, there really is no way to put into a few words the loss the my family is feeling at this moment. To say that my mother meant...Read More »
4 of 4 | Posted by: Marco E. Toapanta - Paramount, CA

Maria Teresa Toapanta, 81, born on November 6, 1931, passed away on February 5, 2013. She resided in Downey, California at the time of her passing. Maria Teresa, affectionately known as "abuela", was born in Mulalo, Ecuador. In 1956, she married Luis Alberto Toapanta, with whom she had four children. In 1962, she immigrated to Newark, New Jersey. She and her family moved to Los Angeles, CA where she resided until the year 2000. She lost her husband of 36 yrs in 1992. She married her second husband Carlos Castillo in the year 2000. She is survived by four children - Patricia, Luis, Nelson, Marco; eight grandchildren - Christina, Raquel, Michelle, Kathleen, Patrick, Luis, Jesse and Crystal; and by three brothers and four sisters . She was a devout Catholic, a lover of children, a respected seamstress, and always gave to those who were less fortunate than herself.
We love you Abuela. You are forever in our hearts.

Rosary Service - Thursday 2/14/13, 7:00 pm
Forest Lawn (Hollywood Hills)
Church of the Hills
6300 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles CA 90068

Funeral Service - Friday 2/15/13, 10:00 am
St. Charles Borromeo Church
10800 Moorpark St., North Hollywood CA 91602
Intersection of Moorpark and Lankersheim

Arrangements are under the direction of Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, CA.