Maria Murga Hunter Layed to Rest

Maria had a big heart, always doing what she can to help the next person. She always welcomed friends in her home with opened arms, like their second home. She had a unique personality, she had a way of always making you laugh with the crazy things she said. She was born and raised in redwood city, she grew up on Hurlingame ave where she met most of her childhood friends and their children became friends, we were like a family. In 2003 she lost her oldest son and that is where her life had a turning point. Not only was her life drastically changed by our brothers death, it took a toll on the family as a whole. If loosing my brother wasn't hard enough, lesa than a year later we lost our childhood home on Hurlingame ave, and the family was separated. family members moved to the valley and some of us children stayed behind in Redwood City. Not knowing how to cope with the loss of her son, my mom would blame herself and the guilt took over. We became distant and the family slowly began to fall apart. It has been a struggle over the past few years to rebuild the bond our family once had, more passings in the family occurred causing more hurt and agony in the family and no one really new how to express their feelings. Everyone choose to handled things the best way they could. For many of us was to numb the pain the way we new how or choose the easiest way we felt worked. A little over a year ago she began to feel sick and she didn't think much of it and kinda learned to cope with it until that no longer worked. She began going in and out of the hospital and started getting sick rapidly. After several tests and trips to the ER we found out she was suffering from a chronic disease of the liver called cirrhosis. Her condition was already at its last stage where she would need a transplant to get better. After months of failed attempts to find a solution or cure we were left with the expectance that her life may soon end. But with hope and faith she continued to fight for her life and push for solutions and options to get better. These last few months her liver no longer functioned properly and her condition worsened adding diabetes, high blood pressure and the most recent discovery fluid build up around her lungs. Due to the combination of her medical conditions her doctors ruled out surgery and liver transplant because of the severity and rapid failure of her liver, causing her main organs to began shutting down and her body began to deteriorate. Maria was placed in a nursing and rehabilitation center in Merced Ca on November 3,2017 and placed on hospice given 6 month max. We all hoped and prayed for a miracle where she would get better and maybe move back to the bay area closer to her children, friends and family, and move forward in life. She ended up passing away 20 days later this Thanksgiving morning. She leaves behind 5 children ages 31 to 11, her 3 siblings and many loved ones. She will always hold a special place in our hearts and we are doing our Gods will best, to stay strong and do all we can with what we are given. With the love and support from friends, family, a friend of a friend and so on, we can give Maria a beautiful ceremony filled with loved ones for one last good bye. We hope that you spread the word and with the help of your donation she will be put to rest.
Thank you all and God bless. ❤️



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    • $100 
    • 45 mos
  • Mary Bautista 
    • $20 
    • 45 mos
  • Jeanette Plaza 
    • $25 
    • 45 mos
  • Janice Fry 
    • $150 
    • 45 mos
  • Terri Auwbrey 
    • $20 
    • 45 mos
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Organizer

Landa Boo 
Organizer
Redwood City, CA
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