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Maria Eugenia Castelar

May 11, 1952 — April 22, 2022

Maria Eugenia Castelar, 69, passed away peacefully on the morning of Friday, April 22, 2022.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Pablo Castelar; daughter, Patricia Bender; father, Felix Torres; sister, Marta Tijerina; mother-in-law, Dora Gonzalez Castelar; sister in law, Sylvia Castelar; and brothers-in-law, Juan Castelar, Emilio Castelar, and Javier Castelar.

Left to cherish her memory is her daughter, Carolina (Marty) Hood; grandchildren, Audrey Hood and Serena Bender; mother, Maria Eugenia E. Medina; siblings, Anna Torres, Felix (Eliza) Torres, Maria (Mario) Molina, Olga (Adrian) Valdez, and Juan Torres; sisters-in-law, Martha Castelar, Leticia (Walter) Elias, and Dora Castelar; and brother in law, Jaime Castelar.

The family would like to give a special thank you to Cigarroa Middle School, doctors and nurses at Spohn Shoreline Hospital in Corpus Christi, and the nurses and staff at Brookdale Corpus Christi Trinity Towers.

A rosary will be recited on Friday, April 29, 2022, at 7:00 P.M. in the Hillside Funeral Home Chapel. A visitation will be held from 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2022, at 9:00 A.M. from Hillside Funeral Home to St. Joseph Catholic Church. A mass will be celebrated at 9:30 A.M.

Interment will follow to the family plot of the Calvary Catholic Cemetery.

Due to the COVID pandemic and everyone’s safety, please continue to wear a mask, and practice social distancing.  You may express your condolences to the family on our website at

Arrangements are under the direction of Hillside Funeral Home, 310 Hillside Rd., Laredo, Texas 78041.

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