Mary Cardenas Peña of Pleasanton passed away surrounded by her family Saturday, October 29, 2016 at the age of 63. Mary was born February 13, 1953 in Pleasanton.
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelo.
Mary was a beautiful person inside and out. She was always smiling, laughing and joking. She loved her family, friends and made everyone feel welcomed. She could spend hours at the store just talking to people. She is the heart of our family and will be greatly missed by many.
She is preceded in death by her father Herman Cardenas and mother Anita Cardenas. She is survived by her husband Bernaldo Peña Jr. of Pleasanton; daughter Kristi “Peña” Martinez and husband Juan R. Martinez Jr. of Austin, son Bernaldo Peña III and wife Courtney “Grier” Peña of Pleasanton, daughter Bernadette Peña of Pleasanton; sisters Irene Alvarado of Pleasanton and Linda Lopez of Levelland; brother Herman Cardenas Jr of Pleasanton. She also leaves behind five grandchildren Bernaldo “BJ” Peña IV, Emery Martinez, Niko Martinez, Ethan Peña, Sayla Garris and many nieces, nephews, cousins and godchildren.
Visitation is Friday, November 4, 2016 from 2 – 9 p.m. at the Hurley Funeral Home in Pleasanton with a rosary to be recited at 7 p.m. A funeral Mass will be Saturday, November 5, 2016 at St. Andrews Catholic Church in Pleasanton at 10 a.m. Interment will follow the service at San Ysidro Cemetery in Pleasanton.