Refugia M. Blanco, 80, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2009.

She was born on Nov. 5, 1928 in Bluntzer to Gregorio and Rafaela Martinez. She was a homemaker and a lifelong resident of Robstown.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Manuel Blanco; her sons, Tiburcio and Reynaldo Blanco; and a graddaughter, Debra Blanco.

She is survived by her children, Maria Elena Cisneros, Ruben (Oralia) Blanco, Rogelio Blanco, Ricardo (Bodelia) Blanco, Samuel (Elsa) Blanco, Abel (Elodia) Blanco, Rudy (Thelma) Blanco, Gloria Blanco, Danny (Chris) Blanco, and Susie Blanco, all of Robstown; her brother, Senovio Martinez of Robstown; 33 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends.

A Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, in the Ramon Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass was celebrated at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, at St. Anthony Catholic Church. Interment followed at St. Anthony Cemetery.

Ramon Funeral Home Inc.