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Rosalia Alvarez, 95, of Newman passed away Thursday, Feb. 27 at her residence.

Mrs. Alvarez was born in Mexico and was a resident of Newman for 50 years.

She was a parishioner at St. Joachim’s Catholic Church in Newman.

Mrs. Alvarez is survived by five sons, Jesus Alvarez of Salinas, Rafael Alvarez of Arizona, Javier Alvarez and Juan Alvarez, both of Newman, and Francisco Alvarez of Patterson; two daughters, Maria Anaya of Newman and Guadalupe Ramos of Arizona; two sisters, Victoria Cerna of Newman and Angelia Cerna of Mexico; 27 grandchildren, 68 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rafael Alvarez.

A visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Monday, March 9, at St. Joachim’s Catholic Church, followed by a rosary at 7 p.m. A visitation will be held from 8-10 a.m. Tuesday, March 10 at Hillview Funeral Chapel in Newman, followed by a mass of Christian burial at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joachim’s Catholic Church.

Interment will follow in Hills Ferry Cemetery, Newman.

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