Guadalupe ‘Lupe’ Garcia Barreto


Feb. 17, 1929 - Sept. 1, 2012


Guadalupe “Lupe” Garcia Barreto of Waukesha died on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, at the Virginia Health and Rehabilitation Center at the age of 83.


She was born in Waukesha on Feb. 17, 1929, the daughter of the late Lupi and Rafaela (nee Hernandez) Garcia. She was a 1947 graduate of Waukesha High School and then attended Cincinnati University and UW-Waukesha.


On June 30, 1947, she married Yacinto Barreto in Waukegan, Ill., and again at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Waukesha on May 17, 1958. Lupe started a lifelong career in civil service in 1948 and retired in 1994 from the Naval Station Great Lakes in Great Lakes, Ill. She was a longtime member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, of La Casa de Esperanza and of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC).


She will be sadly missed by her husband Yacinto of Waukesha and their children: Peter (Mary) Barreto of Kenosha, Michelle “Jackie” Barreto of Waukesha and Rafaela “Lita” Barreto of Waukesha. Dear grandmother of Molly Barreto of Kenosha, Peter Ross Barreto of Kenosha, Rozanna (Terry) Hansen of Waukesha, Jesse, Joseph and Veronica Vega, all of Waukesha, and Myles Barreto of Waukesha and great-grandmother of Marshall Vega, Melanie and Marcus Hansen and Lauren Barreto.


She is further survived by her brothers and sisters: Stanley (Ophelia) Mindiola of Waukesha, John (Bonnie) Mindiola of Waukesha, Julie (James) Cervantes of West Allis, Anthony Lopez of Waukesha, Matias (Mary) Lopez of Waukesha and John (Unmi) Lopez of Atlanta, her sister-in-law Sandy Mindiola of Las Vegas, along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother Tony Mindiola and her sister Ysidra Garcia.


Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the 7 p.m. funeral service  Thursday, Sept. 6, at Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha.  Entombment will be held at 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 7, at St. Joseph Cemetery. Please meet at the cemetery chapel.


For further information, please call Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 262-547-4035 or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.