5/20/1936 - 6/13/2013
Bernardina Meza; sister, wife, mother, grandmother, godmother and friend of so many returned to be with her Lord on Thursday, June 13, 2013. Born in Arizpe, Sonora, Mexico, just outside of Cananea, she came to Tucson with her husband, Rafael Meza Aguirre, to start her family and connect with her new community. This included establishing and managing the original Los Portales Mexican Restaurant in downtown Tucson in the 1970's and 80's. She was a devoted member of St. Joseph Church Parish. She was mother to Edna, Ricardo and Rafael (Kristyn) and grandmother to McKenzie, Logan and Rafael-Joseph. She is survived by her brother, Felizardo Miramón along with many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband along with eight brothers and sisters. We wish to thank the staff of TMC Hospice along with Dr. Boyed's office for all of their assistance. Visitation will be on Sunday, June 23, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. with Rosary at 7:00 p.m. at CARRILLO'S TUCSON MORTUARY (North Chapel). Funeral Mass will be on Monday, June 24, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment to follow at Holy Hope Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Bernardina wished that donations be made in her honor to the American Heart Association.