2008-11-12 / Obituaries


Abel Cantu, 83, died Tuesday, October 21, 2008 at his home in Raymondville.

He lived in Willacy County all his life.

He is survived by his wife, Paula Cantu of Raymondville; three daughters, Flora Balderas, Maria Cantu and Nancy (Juan) Reyna all of Raymondville; two brothers, Fabio (Tony) Cantu of San Antonio and Rafael (Valerie) Garcia of Arlington; two sisters, Trina (Frank) Padilla of Arlington and Hilda (Rudy) Vera of Edinburg. He is also survived by his seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Antonio and Ignacia (Fonseca) Cantu; two sisters, Eloisa Bernal and Esperanza Rosales.

A rosary will be held Thursday at 7 p.m. at Duddlesten Chapel. Funeral service will be held Friday, 3 p.m., October 24, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Lyford Evergreen Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements under the direction of Duddlesten Funeral Home.

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