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Mary Sandra Tona

March 1, 1957 — October 5, 2023

Tucson

Mary Sandra Tona "La Tala", a kind and welcoming soul, gained her angel wings on October 5, 2023, in Tucson, AZ. She was born on March 1, 1957. Mary’s  departure has left a void in the hearts of her loved ones, but her legacy of warmth and compassion will live on forever.

Mary’s life will be celebrated through a series of meaningful events. A Memorial Service will be held at Martinez Funeral Chapels - Tucson on October 27, 2023. The service will begin at 12:00 PM and conclude at 2:00 PM. Following this, there will be a Rosary at the same location from 12:30 PM to 1:00 PM. An additional Celebration of Life will take place at Martinez North Chapel and Reception Hall from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. These gatherings aim to honor Mary’s memory and provide comfort to those who mourn her loss.

Mary was cherished by her surviving family and friends. She leaves behind her beloved sons, Sal Martinez (Katrina Martinez) and Freddy Tona; granddaughters, Amira and Jayden Martinez and mother; Hortensia Martinez. Additionally, she is survived by her siblings, Frank “Chuco“ Martinez, Katrina Ramirez, Patsy Romero, Joe Jauriqui and Bertha Fernandez. She will be missed and her soul will live on through nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Preceded in death by her father, Freddy Martinez; mother, and grandparents, Arturo and Dora Martinez.  

Mary was a kind-hearted and humorous soul. She welcomed everyone she encountered, with open arms. She had a heart of gold and was always available when a shoulder was needed. She knew how to make an appearance in every room with her contagious smile and sonorous voice.

Remembered for her kindness and welcoming nature, Mary Sandra Tona touched the lives of many with her genuine love and care. She had the remarkable ability to make everyone around her feel valued and appreciated. Whether it was through her warm smile or comforting words, Mary had an unmatched gift for brightening up people's lives.

Mary will always be known for her unwavering dedication to her loved ones and the strong bonds she formed within her community. Her impact was immeasurable as she selflessly extended support to those in need. She leaves behind a legacy of compassion that inspires us all to spread love in our own lives.

The memory of Mary Sandra Tona will forever be etched in our hearts. As we gather to honor her life, let us find solace in the beautiful memories we shared together. Though she may no longer be physically present, her spirit will live on, guiding and comforting us during our times of need. She has left a mark on everyone’s heart and she’ll never be forgotten because, “it’s not everyday.”

In this time of mourning, let us come together to celebrate Mary’s remarkable journey and the positive impact she made on the lives of those fortunate enough to have known her. May her soul find eternal peace, and may her memory continue to inspire us to live with the same kindness and warmth that she embodied throughout her life.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Memorial Service

Friday, October 27, 2023

12:00 - 2:00 pm (Mountain (no DST) time)

Martinez Funeral Chapels - Tucson

2580 S 6th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85713

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Prayer Service

Friday, October 27, 2023

12:30 - 1:00 pm (Mountain (no DST) time)

Martinez Funeral Chapels - Tucson

2580 S 6th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85713

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Celebration of Life

Friday, October 27, 2023

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Mountain (no DST) time)

Martinez North Chapel and Reception Hall

2500 S 6th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85713

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