Maria L. Brito-Arellano

  • Born: February 26, 1958
  • Died: July 16, 2015
  • Location: Sterling, Illinois

McDonald Funeral Home

505 1st Avenue
Sterling, IL 61081

Tel. (815) 626-6311

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Maria L. Brito-Arellano, age 57 of Sterling, died Thursday, July 16, 2015 at OSF St. Francis Hospice Home in Peoria.

Maria was born on February 26, 1958 in Mexico; the daughter of Juan and Guadalupe (Arroyo) Trujillo. She married Juan Brito-Arellano on May 23, 1981 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Sterling. Maria was employed by Borg Warner in Dixon for 38 years. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church.

Survivors include her husband, Juan; her parents, Juan and Guadalupe Trujillo of Sterling; two daughters, Lucia (Rodrigo) Garcia of Sterling and Angelica (Joseph) Mango of Rock Falls; one son, Juan Pablo Brito-Arellano of Sterling; four grandchildren, Marco and Alyxia Garcia and Gabriella and Landin Mango; three sisters, Josepha Trujillo, Francelia Sanchez, and Lupita Trujillo; three brothers, Angel Trujillo, Esequiel Trujillo and Juan Trujillo, Jr and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her grandmothers, Soledad Jimenez and Patricia Ortiz.

Visitation will be on Sunday, July 19, 2015 from 2:00 to 4:00 P.M. at the McDonald Funeral Home in Sterling, 505 1st Avenue. Celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, July 20, 2015 at 10:30 A.M. at St. Mary Catholic Church in Sterling with Reverend Adalberto Sanchez officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Sterling.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in her memory.