Mary C. Estrada

  • Born: July 2, 1938
  • Died: February 17, 2015
  • Location: Sterling, Illinois

McDonald Funeral Home

505 1st Avenue
Sterling, IL 61081

Tel. (815) 626-6311

Tribute & Message From The Family

Mary C. Estrada, 76, of Sterling, died Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at CGH Medical Center, Sterling.

Born July 2, 1938 in Sterling she was a daughter of Alex and Antonia C. (Gonzales) Regalado. She married Jessie Estrada and he preceded her in death.

She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Sterling. Mary enjoyed visiting with friends in the green room.

Surviving is a daughter Melissa (Rudy) Delgado of Sterling; sisters, Helen (Pete) Delgado of Sterling, Theresa (Stanley) Williams of Parump, Nevada, Sylvia (Jube) Manzano of Sterling; brothers, Michael (Margaret) Regalado, Tom Regalado, and Louis Regalado all of Sterling; granddaughter Ilyssa Delgado; 2 step grandchildren Braydon and Marcus Delgado; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband; a son, Xavier "Bobby" Regalado; a grandson Xavier Delgado; 2 brothers Joe and Andrew Regalado; and a sister Mary Ann Rodriguez.

Visitation will be from 8:30-10:15 AM, Saturday at the McDonald Funeral Home in Sterling with prayers at 10:15 AM. Celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 AM, Saturday, February 21, 2015 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Sterling with Reverend Adalberto Sanchez, celebrant, officiating. Cremation will follow the ceremony. Private burial of the cremains will be at a later date in Calvary Cemetery in Sterling. A memorial has been established in her memory.

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Condolence & Memory Journal

Remembering you on your anniversary. It's been 3 years, but not for gotten.

Posted by Ruta Martinez - Friend   February 24, 2018

Gone, but not forgotten.

Posted by Rita martinez - Friend   March 15, 2016

Melissa - I am barely finding out about your mom. You know that your mom and I were such good friends since childhood. She gave me the honor of being your godmother. I am truly sorry to not have been there for Mary and you during this difficult time. My sincere condolences. Tu madrina, Rita martinez

Posted by Rita martinez - Apopka, FL - Friend   January 24, 2016

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Posted by Rita Martinez - Apopka, FL - Friend   January 24, 2016

Melissa your mom was a very sweet woman. She always had such wonderful things to say about you. I worked with her at GE she even rode with me a few times to work. She will be missed. RIP my friend.

Posted by Jeannie Leal - Sterling, IL - Co-worker   February 23, 2015

I want you to know that I loved my Aunt Mary very much. She was one of the kindest persons I knew. I have many fond memories of her to this day. I especially remember her laugh and always loving to all that knew her. Hopefully these words will help you with losing your mom and your best friend. take care my dear.
Your cousin Stephanie

Posted by Stephanie Regalado Wagner - Gold Canyon, AZ - Niece   February 20, 2015

Your mother and my mother had been friends for as long as I can remember. She has a special place in my heart. So sorry for your loss.

Posted by Liz DeLaFuente Hollis - Freeport, IL - Friend   February 19, 2015


We are very sorry for your loss. We will be thinking of you and your family.

Posted by Steder Family - OFallon, IL   February 19, 2015