Amelia Lucy Serpa

February 1940 – December 2012

Amelia Mendes was born to Mary and Joe Mendes on Feb. 18, 1940 in Turlock. She grew up in Hilmar where she attended school and served as Little Queen for the Stevinson Pentecost. Amelia married her husband Alan Serpa on April 25, 1959 at Holy Rosary Church. She enjoyed living on the ranch and quilting during her free time.

She passed into rest on December 18, 2012. Amelia is survived by her husband Alan Serpa; children Randy Serpa, Suzanne (Robert) Cordova and Mark (Melissa) Serpa; grandchildren Samantha Cardoso, Travis Cordova, Stacy Cordova, Stephanie Serpa, Allyn Serpa, Chasen Serpa and great grandson Robert Cordova; brothers Joe (Dolores) Mendes, Tony (Yonnie) Mendes and David (MaryAnn) Mendes. She is preceded in death by her son Stephen Serpa; sisters Mammie Carvalho and Lucy Mendes and her parents Mary and Joe Mendes.

Viewing will be held at Allen Mortuary on Friday, December 21, 2012 from 4:00-7:00p.m. with Rosary to follow at 7:00p.m. also at Allen Mortuary. Mass will be held at Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church in Turlock on Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 1:00p.m. with burial to follow at Turlock Memorial Park.

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