Benito H. Almaraz, age 95, passed away on July 8, 2019. Benito was born March 21, 1924 in Brownsville, Texas to Estanislado and Dolores Almaraz. Benito was a resident of Madera for 58 years. He worked hard in agriculture until he was 80 years old. In his spare time Benito enjoyed going to dances, barbequing and having family over as well as working in his flower and vegetable garden.
Benito was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Isabel in 2010.
Benito left behind his children, daughter Lucy Ramirez, and son Martin and Connie Almaraz, and daughter Ellie Mirelez all of Madera, 10 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Jay Chapel in Madera. Recitation of the Rosary will follow at 7:00 pm.
Mass of Christian burial will be held Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 9:00 am at St. Joachim’s Catholic Church in Madera, California. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery.