Dulce Maria Velasco MadrigalNovember 29, 1929 ~ October 30, 2017 (age 87)
Local luminary, businesswoman, and community volunteer extraordinaire, Dulce María Velasco Madrigal, 87, died of heart disease y la bola de años. Her winding journey on this Earth came to an end on October 30, 2017. Born on November 29, 1929, in Mexico City, Dulce became a citizen of the United States in her 20’s, taking root in her beloved San Benito.
A force of will with an indomitable spirit, Dulce was a strong, proud, and independent woman who: Tenaciously, overcame personal adversity. Lovingly, nurtured a family and friendships. Devotedly, raised children. Successfully, built a business. Unselfishly, gave to the community. And religiously, lived out her Faith in God.
Dulce had a zest for living and was always on the go. Her unique style, fashion sense, chic dresses, colorful outfits, and flair for accessorizing were legend. She also wore pants and dressed in pantsuits ahead of her time and was a feminist before it had a name. Her inner essence, as well as her eau de cologne, was Beautiful.
Dulce is predeceased by her mother, América Galindo Velasco, her father, Felipe de Jesús Velasco, and her husband of 50 years, Oscar Madrigal. She is survived by her children, Ricardo, Sergio, Dulce, and Sylvia; her daughters-in-law, Janie and Gloria; her granddaughters, Eva-Dina, Sophie, Veronica, Olivia, and Dulce III; and her great-granddaughter, Isla. Dulce’s granddaughters will serve as her pallbearers.
We honor Dulce and celebrate a life well and long lived. Para ella, un amor eterno . . . e inolvidable.
Dulce’s farewell begins on Friday, November 10, with visitation/viewing starting at 9:00 a.m. and Rosary at 7:00 p.m. at San Benito Funeral Home. The funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, November 11, at Our Lady Queen of the Universe Catholic Church in San Benito at 10:00 a.m. The burial will take place at Mont Meta Memorial Park after the mass service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Boys and Girls Club of San Benito, PO Box 443, San Benito, TX 78586, or the Rotary Club of San Benito, PO Box 1023, San Benito, TX 78586.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of San Benito Funeral Home.
Boys and Girls Club of San Benito
PO Box 443, San Benito TX 78586
Rotary Club of San Benito
PO Box 1023, San Benito TX 78586