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Maria A. Delgado

Saturday January 25, 2020

Maria A. Delgado was a native of Gary, Indiana.  She was the ninth child of ten children.

Maria was employed by the Methodist Hospital until her health began to fail.  She held the position as an MRI Imaging Clerk.  She served as an active member for the Lupus Foundation of Northwest Indiana as well as an active member of the Kidney Foundation.  She also volunteered and assisted with raising donations for fundraising events.

As a dialysis patient, Maria was part of a small group of patients that started the Gary Patient Support Group and acted as the treasurer for several years.  Because of her efforts with the group support, education was provided for fifteen years, along with social events such as as an annual trip to Rail Cats baseball games and Christmas dinner dances.  She also acted as a patient advocate and loved working hand-in-hand with new patients.

Maria was preceded in death by her loving mother: Marcella Cruz and step-father: Antonio Delgado; her brothers:Martin Cruz, Robert Maldonado and Benjamin Maldonado; and her nephew: Derrick Allen Brown Jr.

She is survived by her beloved life partner: Lawrence "Moochie" Turner of Gary; her six sisters: Cruzita (Carlos) Rivera, Lydia (Brad) Matthews, Ramona (Carlos) Garcia,,Irma (John) Tate, Minerva (Lino) Gonzalez, JoAnn Brown-Pope; and a host of treasured nieces and nephews.

Maria was a very special, loving, kind-hearted and compassionate woman with such a beautiful soul.  She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.


Friday January 31, 2020
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Calumet Park Funeral Chapel

7535 Taft Street, Merrillville, IN 46410 VIEW MAP

T 219-736-5840
F 219-685-5128


Friday January 31, 2020
1:00 PM - Bishop Dale Melczek-Officiating
Calumet Park Funeral Chapel

7535 Taft Street, Merrillville, IN 46410  VIEW MAP

T 219-736-5840
F 219-685-5128