Helen Mosqueda


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Posted Online: May 08, 2013, 6:52 pm
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Helen M. Mosqueda, 89, of Rock Island, died Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at Trinity Rock Island.
Services for Helen will be 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Pius X Catholic Church, Rock Island. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island, where a rosary will be recited at 4 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery, Rock Island. Memorials may be made to St. Pius X Catholic Church.
Helen was born on April 1, 1924, in Utica, Ill., a daughter of Florencio and Emilia Ramirez. She married Arturo Mosqueda on Feb. 26, 1955, in Mexico. He preceded her in death.
Mrs. Mosqueda was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church and enjoyed spending time with her "Boys" grandsons.
Survivors include her grandsons, Fernando Mora, Moline, Daniel (Elizabeth) Mora, Moline, Sergio Mora, Rock Island and Xavier Mora, Moline; great-grandchildren, Myah, Emilia, Brenden, Mercedes, Alonso and Arturo; siblings, Frank Ramirez, Moline, Vera Ramirez, Moline, Joseph (Helen) Ramirez, East Moline and Florencio (Kathy) Ramirez, Pensacola, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.
Helen was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Arturo; a daughter, Mercedes Mora; a son, Florencio Mosqueda; siblings, Mary Solis, Maria "Jenny" Bustos, Manuel Ramirez and John Ramirez.
Online condolences may be left for the family at wheelanpressly.com.












 



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