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Welcome to the memorial page for

Raquel Serna

March 1, 1929 ~ December 12, 2017 (age 88)

Raquel Serna, 88, died peacefully in her sleep at her home in San Jose, on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.

Raquel was born in Adjuntas, Puerto Rico on 3/1/29. She graduated from Ponce High School and continued on to receive a BA from San Jose State in 1949.

Raquel was preceded in death by the love of her life and husband of 47 years Pedro Serna.

Raquel worked for Santa Clara County Department of Social Services for more than 27. In her spare time Raquel enjoyed reading, dancing and traveling.

Raquel is survived by her 8 children, Pedro Serna, Jr., Graciela Maestas, Leticia Serna, David Serna, Carmen Dobrushin, Pablo Serna, Esperanza Salazar, and Tony Serna and 11 grandchildren: Jennifer Ortega, Eric Maestas, Michael Bruscino, Julian Serna, Sofia Dobrushin, Julian Serna, Marcus Serna, Isabella Serna, Benjamin Serna, Andrea Serna, and Maya Salazar; and 3 great grandchildren: Rosary Ortega, Dylan Ortega, Cruz Maestas; and many nieces, nephews and godchildren.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be given to the Alzheimer’s Association. 


 Service Information

Visitation
Wednesday
December 27, 2017

4:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Darling & Fischer Garden Chapel
471 E. Santa Clara Street
San Jose, CA 95112

Rosary
Wednesday
December 27, 2017

7:00 PM
Darling & Fischer Garden Chapel
471 E. Santa Clara Street
San Jose, CA 95112

Visitation
Thursday
December 28, 2017

8:30 AM to 9:15 AM
Darling & Fischer Garden Chapel
471 E. Santa Clara Street
San Jose, CA 95112

Mass
Thursday
December 28, 2017

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Victors
3108 Sierra Rd.
San Jose, CA 95132

Funeral Service
Thursday
December 28, 2017

11:30 AM
Calvary Catholic Cemetery
2650 Madden Ave
San Jose, CA 95116


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