Funeral services and a Mass of Christian Burial for Mary Ellen (Ochoa) Moreno, 60, a resident of Davenport, will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, December 1, 2018 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, 417 N. Main Street, Davenport. Burial will take place in Mt. Calvary Cemetery at a later date. The family will greet friends from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. Friday at the Halligan McCabe DeVries Funeral Home, 614 Main Street, Davenport with a prayer service held at 7:00 p.m. that all are welcome. Please wear purple in honor of Mary Ellen’s favorite color!
Mary Ellen passed away Monday, November 26, 2018 at her home surrounded by family after a courageous battle with brain cancer.
Mary Ellen Ochoa was born on September 16, 1958 in Chicago, a daughter of Ramon and Jessie G. (Mendez) Ochoa.
Mary Ellen had an enormous heart which loved unconditionally. She lived to help others, taking them in or helping to raise young children. She never had much, but what she had she was willing to give to others or share. She was a member of St. Anthony’s and loved to bring those she cared for to Mass and make sure they were receiving their sacraments.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.
Survivors include her children: David Ochoa, Juanita Ochoa, and Juan “Pops” (Josie) Ochoa, all of Davenport, grandchildren: Olivia, Analicia, Cecilia, Liliana, Sophia, David “Boo-Boo”, Angel, Lyayla, and Jon; parents: Ramon and Jessie Ochoa, Buffalo, siblings: Joseph (Jenetta) Mendez, Davenport, Ramona (Deacon Jesus) Tagle, Romeoville, Illinois, Raymond Mark Ochoa, Davenport, Antonio “Tony” Rodriquez, San Leandro, California, Sherry Ann Rodriquez, Davenport, Domingo Ochoa, Davenport, Raymond Charles (Rebecca) Ochoa, San Antonio, Texas, and Amado Ochoa, Davenport; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Mary Ellen was preceded in death by her brother, David. May they rest in peace.