Mrs. Helen Serrano, age 90, a native of Bakersfield, CA and a resident of Madera, CA for 80 years, passed away Friday, June 8, 2018 at her Madera home. Helen graduated from Madera Union High School Class of 1947 then worked as a teacher’s aide in the migrant education program for Madera Unified School District for 58 years. She was a volunteer for Madera Community Hospital, Madera Police Department and the voting precinct at Ripperdan.
Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Mike Serrano in 2013; her parents, Anastacio and Juana (Martinez) Montoya; 2 brothers: Lino Montoya and Ignacio Montoya and 3 sisters: Josephine Ayala, Augustina Juarez and Carmel Recendez.
She is survived by her children and their spouses: Richard and Norma Serrano and Lydia Serrano and George Freitas all of Madera. Helen is also survived by her two grandchildren: Mackenzie Freitas-Serrano and Mackayle Freitas-Serrano; three step-grandsons: Kevin Curry, Lamont Gobert and Robert Freitas and two step-great-grandsons: Victor and Brandon Freitas.
Helen’s Family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to her wonderful caregivers, Gloria Taylor, Marcy Mendoza and Sherrice Stamps, who provided such loving care to mom.
Thank you also to Dr. Arain, Dr. Rebel and Dr. M. Bohlman.
Visitation will be on Sunday, June 17, 2018 from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm with a Vigil Service beginning at 6:00 pm at Jay Chapel in Madera. Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, June 18, 2018 at 11:00 am at St. Joachim Catholic Church in Madera. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Madera.
Remembrances may be made to Friends of Madera Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 923, Madera, CA 93639.
Friends of Madera Animal Shelter
P.O. Box 923, Madera CA 93639