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Mary F. Stansel

July 4, 1931 ~ April 23, 2022 (age 90)

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Mary F. Stansel, age 90, passed away on April 23, 2022. She was born on July 4, 1931 to Francisco DelaFuente and Maria Jones.
Mary had an enormous passion for music and her voice-transpired generations. She started as a bolero singer, working with mariachis. She then started a trio, as the lead singer, known as The Madrugadoras. She was later inducted into the Las Super Tejanas, and the opportunity to share the stage with Shelly Lares in Chicago. She was committed to the church, and conducted one of the choirs at Holy Family Parish. Mary was also extremely skilled at playing the guitar, having had the pleasure of teaching a guitar playing class at Del Mar College in the 80's. Mary enjoyed traveling whenever she had the chance, and anticipated her annual trip to Las Vegas. Most of all, she had a love of her family. She raised her six children, and two generations of grandchildren. She enjoyed holidays together with her family, and would light up the room with her presence.
Mary is preceded in death by parents, husband, Charles R. Stansel, son, Paul Stansel, granddaughter, Samantha Gonzales Nash, brothers, Jose, Manuel and Frank DelaFuente, sister, Josefina Ornelas.
She is survived by her children, Charles R. Stansel Jr., Larry W. Stansel (Gloria), Nancy Gonzales, Teri Castro, James A. Stansel, 11-Grandchildren, 17-Great Grandchildren, 2-Great-Great Grandchildren, 2 sisters, Anita Garza, Delia Robles, Numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Friday, April 29, 2022 at Corpus Christi Funeral Home. A Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. that same evening. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 30, 2022 at Most Precious Blood Catholic Church. Interment at Rose Hill Memorial Park at a later date.
Having the distinguished honor to serve, as pallbearers are Charles R. Stansel III, Lawrence W. Stansel, J.C.Gonzales, Paul Castro, Brandon Stansel, Jacob Escochea, Lorenzo Corpus Jr., and Lorenzo Corpus III. Honorary pallbearers are Chris Stansel and Nathan Stansel

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April 29, 2022

5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Corpus Christi Funeral Home Chapel
2409 Baldwin Blvd
Corpus Christi, TX 78405

Recitation of the Rosary
April 29, 2022

7:00 PM
Corpus Christi Funeral Home Chapel
2409 Baldwin Blvd
Corpus Christi, TX 78405

Video is available for this event

Funeral Mass
April 30, 2022

10:00 AM
Most Precious Blood Catholic Church
3502 Saratoga Blvd
Corpus Christi, TX 78415

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