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Maria Argentina Vela de Franco

January 29, 1942 — April 25, 2023

Brownsville

Brownsville - Maria Argentina Vela de Franco, 81, passed away Tuesday, April 25, 2023 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Brownsville.

Mrs. Vela de Franco was born January 29, 1942 in Matamoros, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, daughter of Guadalupe Vela Sanchez and Viviana Garza. She is preceded in death by her husband, Alberto Franco; her parents,; her brothers, Horacio Vela, Guadalupe Vela, Gabriel Vela, Agapito Vela; her sisters, Nieves Vela and Dora Elia Vela.

Left to cherish her memories are her children, Guadalupe Franco, Martina Imelda Franco, Rosalinda Franco, Alberto Franco, Gabriel Franco, Daniel Franco, Maria Argentina Franco, Angelica Franco and Jesus Horacio Franco. Also surviving her are numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 27, 2023 from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm with a prayer service at 7:00 pm at Salinas Funeral Home - Chapel of the Heavens in Brownsville. Funeral chapel service is scheduled for Friday, April 28, 2023 at 3:00 pm with interment to follow at Rose Lawn Memorial Gardens.

Funeral services have been entrusted to Salinas Funeral Home in Brownsville.

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Thursday, April 27, 2023

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Thursday, April 27, 2023

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Friday, April 28, 2023

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Friday, April 28, 2023

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