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Maria Rita Rocha

May 23, 1959 ~ July 10, 2023 (age 64) 64 Years Old


Maria Rita Rocha, affectionately known as Rita, passed away peacefully on July 10, 2023, in Anaheim, CA, following a courageous battle with ALS. Born on May 23, 1959, in Villa Victoria, Mexico, Rita's life was characterized by her strength, love, and unwavering dedication to her family.

Rita was an extraordinary woman whose life was marked by her humble beginnings in Mexico. Her tenacity and drive led her to become a successful business owner, showcasing her entrepreneurial spirit. Besides her professional accomplishments, Rita was also a devoted housewife, always putting her family's needs above her own. Her immeasurable love for her family and her strong work ethic were her defining attributes.

Rita was the beloved wife of Francisco Rocha, with whom she shared a beautiful journey of love and companionship. Together, they raised two wonderful daughters, Ramona Rocha and Marisol Carlos, who inherited their mother's strength and grace. Rita was also the cherished grandmother of Jessica Stinnett and Andrew Bonilla, and Noah Carlos, and the doting great-grandmother of Julian and Jace Stinnett. She loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren deeply, and they were the light of her life.

Rita was a woman of many interests and passions. She had a deep love for music, which brought joy and comfort to her throughout her life. She also enjoyed watching her novelas, a pastime that allowed her to unwind and relax. More than anything, she cherished the time she spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, always providing them with unconditional love and support.

Rita's life was a testament to her resilience and spirit. Despite her battle with ALS, she remained positive and hopeful, drawing strength from her family and her love for life. She was a beacon of light to all who knew her, her smile radiating warmth and kindness. Rita's strength and courage in the face of adversity were truly inspiring.

Rita's legacy will live on through her family, who will always remember her as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Her memory will be cherished by all who knew and loved her, and her spirit will continue to inspire those who were touched by her kindness and love.

In honor of Rita's life, we celebrate a woman who was not only a pillar of strength but also a source of constant love and support. Her life was a testament to the power of resilience, love, and family. She will be deeply missed, but her spirit will forever live on in the hearts of her loved ones.

Goodbye, Maria Rita Rocha, our beloved Rita. Your journey on earth may have ended, but your love and spirit continue to live on in the lives of those you've touched. We are eternally grateful for the love and joy you brought into our lives. May you rest in peace, knowing that your legacy of love and strength will continue to inspire us all.

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Family Sharing and Rosary
July 26, 2023

5:00 PM
Ferrara Colonial Mortuary
351 N. Hewes Street
Orange, CA 92869

Funeral Mass
July 27, 2023

10:00 AM
Saint Anthony Mary Claret Church
1450 E. La Palma Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92805

Graveside Service
July 27, 2023

11:30 AM
Fairhaven Memorial Park
1702 Fairhaven Ave
Santa Ana, CA 92705


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