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

Tribute & Message From The Family

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.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Nuestro mas sentido pesame para la familia .

Posted by JUAN Y EMMA VALDIVIA & familia - Sterling, IL - friens   July 19, 2015

Luci, Angie, Pablo My heart breaks for each of you and your babies. At this time there's no words to express the pain and loss you feel or help ease the pain. Just know that you have such a great loving family that is there for you. Im soo sorry for your loss. Your mother was one of the most amazing women and mother's ever. When i would see her out and about thru out the last 15 yrs or soo. We would catch up her face always lit up and couldnt stop smiling as she filled me in on all 3 of you. what you were doing now a days and what her grandbabies were doing. She was soo proud of each and everyone of you. We'd be chatting in the grocery stores or the mall and next thing we'd know we had been talking for a hr or longer. And our icecream was melted. You all are in my prayers. Just know I'm here if you need anything sending my love.

Posted by Natalie Ramirez - sterling, IL - childhood friend   July 19, 2015

So sorry to all of Maria's Family and especially to Juan and Zeke who I worked with for many years. Your Parents should be proud of you three who are and were some of the best and kindest People I have ever met. Little Maria as we called her was so sweet and kind and one of Borg's best workers and Friends. The Gates would be opened wide for her and may you finally rest in peace after all your hard work on earth. Much Love Eileen Considine

Posted by Eileen Considine - Oregon, IL - Friend   July 18, 2015