CONTRERAS ANTONIA TELLO, Passed away at home on August 6, 2005, surrounded by her loving family. She was born Sept. 1, 1924 in Tanhuato, Michoacan, Mexico. She is the Devoted mother of Jose Trinidad (Ernestina) Murillo of Inglewood, CA, Aurelio (Merilia) Murillo of Perris, CA, Irma (Daniel) Lujan of Hawthorne, CA, Fred (Diane) Contreras of Tigard, OR, Rebecca Y. (Raul) Contreras of Redondo Beach, CA and Monalisa (Willie) Contreras-Hasson of Corona, CA. Also left to mourn her passing are her two brothers, Jose (Consuelo) Tello and Pedro (Lucia) Tello, twenty-one grandchildren, twenty-eight great grandchildren, three great, great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and family and friends. Family and friends will gather at RICE MORTUARY, 5310 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA 90503 on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2005 for visitation and viewing from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, with Vigil service being held at 7:00 PM at the same location. Celebration of Mass of Christian Burial will be on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2005 at 10:30 AM at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 11854 Acacia Avenue, Hawthorne, CA 90250. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, CA.

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  1. On Behalf of the Contreras and Murillo families please accept our thanks for your physical presence, thoughts, and prayers during our mother’s illness and her passing. Mother was a grand lady and we will miss her dearly. May we be comforted with the thought that she is in peace and she has a left a part of her inside each person whose life she touched.

  2. To my dearest grandmother, I hope that you know that I think about you always. You are alive in all of our hearts, and in the stories that we will forever share…love you always.

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