Martinez, Maria Antonieta “Tonia”, Saginaw, MI, Formerly of Sabinal, TX

Passed away on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at Covenant HealthCare – Harrison, with her family by her side. She was 55 years old. Maria Antonieta Martinez was born on December 26, 1958 in Sabinal, Texas to the late Lupe Martinez. She was a longtime member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Maria was very artistic, and enjoyed sketching, drawing and coloring. She was a BINGO fanatic. Maria also loved going to the casino, listening to music and treasured her collection of “pigs”. Above all, she was a generous, kindhearted and helpful soul loved by all. She is survived by a special niece, Stephanie A. Garcia of Saginaw; niece, Lauda (Ray) Martinez-Wheeler of Florida, special best friend, Sandy Bland of Saginaw; special cousin, Lisa (Tomas) Olivarez of Saginaw; and a sister-in-law, Yolanda Martinez of Saginaw. She was preceded in death by her mother, Lupe; two brothers: Joe and Frank Martinez; and a sister, Anita Dominessey. A Funeral Liturgy will take place on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 910 N. 6th Ave. Rev. Fr. Francis Voris, OFMCap will officiate. Rite of Committal will follow in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Friends are welcome to visit with the family at the Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter Road (off State), on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 from 2:00-5:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. A Vigil Service will take place at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday evening. Maria will lie in state at the church on Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of Mass. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the family c/o Stephanie A. Garcia. Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at the funeral home, church our through