Ana Maria Macias (“Maria”) passed away unexpectedly and suddenly on November 19th, 2020 at the age of 60 years old. She was born in Jalisco, Mexico to Juan Solano and Teresa Castañon. She married her longtime friend and love Jose C. Macias in 1978.
Maria bravely migrated to the United States 43 years ago, leaving her family behind for the American dream since that was her mothers’ wish. After arriving in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, she married her husband “Mario” (both from the same hometown). She lived the majority of her life on Mitchell Street and loved the neighborhood mainly the laundromat on 7th and Mitchell (where she would socialize with other people).
Maria was the pillar of her home. She was the most beautiful, nurturing, loving woman. She was our “Gran Señora” (great lady) who was hardworking and humble and we all admired her for that. She passionately lived for her daughters and her three sons- in-laws and adored her grandchildren who all called her “Mama Bonita”. She treasured caring for her grandchildren because she would say “no one would treat them better than me”.
Maria loved cooking home meals for her family, enjoyed shopping at her favorite stores: Dollar General, CVS, Pick & Save, Kohls and Ross. She loved to plant, purchase pinwheels and solar lights to spend the summer outdoors in her yard. She said that her long driveway and yard reminded her of the small town she grew up in Mexico.
Maria is survived by her husband Jose C. Macias, daughters Sheila, Romana (Roberto), Lupe (Ernesto) and Melissa (Daniel), Grandchildren Ernesto Jose, Meily Ana, Jose Humberto, Guillermo Federico, Misael Lorenzo, Eilani Alexa, Eiza America and Joaquin Milan. Also loved by her sisters, brothers and many friends.
Please join us in celebrating her life on Monday, November 30th, 2020 between 11am-12 Noon at St. Martini Lutheran Church 1500 S. Cesar E. Chavez Drive. Mass will follow at 12 Noon in the same location. Procession to Forest Home Cemetery to follow.
If you are feeling under the weather or at high risk of contracting Covid-19, please extend your condolences via a card or phone call. If you are attending, please wear your mask, keep your distance and extend your condolences from a distance as well. Thank you.