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In memory of
Maria Vergara
From Vanessa Vergara
Mom, on this Valentine's Day, one of your favorite days of the year, we wanted to honor your memory and let you know how much we miss you each day. You bravely fought through kidney disease and inspired us all with your strength and grace during the greatest health adversity you faced. We are forever in your debt and we miss you and love you so much. Thank you for being our shining example of what it means to be a loving mother and devoted wife and amazing Lola! God be with you now and always. With all our love, Vanessa, Joe and Emmy

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