Maria A. Monrial
March 4, 1948 — Oct. 8, 2016
Maria A. Monrial, a lifelong Waukesha resident, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at age 68 following a courageous battle with ALS.
She was born in Waukesha on March 4, 1948, the daughter of Timotea “Timmy” Lopez. On July 26, 2014 she married Daniel Monrial.
Maria worked for many years for Cooper Power in Waukesha. She loved dancing and music, gardening and working around her home and taking long drives in the country. She was an avid football fan and No. 1 cheerleader of the Dallas Cowboys. Maria was a devoted Christian who had a generous heart and would open her home to anyone. She cherished the time she spent with her family and will always be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.
She will be deeply missed by her husband, Daniel Monrial, of Waukesha; her children Jacqueline (Greg) Knaebe of Menomonee Falls, Rosalinda (Greg) Alberti of Merritt Island, FL, Andy (Rosandra) Castillo of Waukesha and Jason Castillo of Waukesha and her stepchildren, Sheila, Ruby and Jesse Monrial. She was the dear grandmother of Jessica (Jared) Poppert and Taylor, Sienna and Martine Knaebe, Vincenzo “Vinny” and Lorenzo Alberti, Odessa Rae Castillo, Yesenia Rodriguez and Selena and Carlos Castillo and great-grandmother of Isaac, Willa and Luciano.
She is further survived by her brother Emilio (Carol) Juarez, her sisters Norma (Dale) Tuyls, Diane Martinez and Teresa Juarez, along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her mother.
The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Allay Home & Hospice for their care and kindness, especially Danielle, Utah “Olga,” Sandy, Kathy, Terri and Chaplain Tim.
Visitation will be held on Friday, October 14, from 3 p.m. until the time of the 7 p.m. memorial service at the Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. Private family inurnment will be held on Saturday at St. Joseph Cemetery.
Memorials in Maria’s name are appreciated to The ALS Association Wisconsin Chapter, 3333 N. Mayfair Road, Suite 104, Wauwatosa, WI 53222.
Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, Crematory and Preplanning Services is honored to serve the family. For further information, please call the funeral home at 262-5474035 or visit our website at www.randledable.com for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.