Editor: Over the holidays, my mother, Mary Cardoza, passed away after she had been in declining health for some time.
On behalf of our family, I wanted to extend my most sincere thank you to the hundreds of friends and well wishers who have continued to send cards, prayers and flowers, and those who attended her services.
Bobby and I are very grateful to the Atwater City Council and the Merced County Board of Supervisors who adjourned in her memory.
It was particularly gratifying to hear from those who felt Mom had a special impact on their life as, of course, she had on ours. Losing a loved one is among the most difficult times we face in life. The outpouring of concern and support shown by all of you has been a source of strength to the Cardoza family during a difficult time. Thank you all.
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REP. DENNIS CARDOZA