Raquel SernaMarch 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.