Mercedes Castillero, 95, of Hickory, passed away on Monday, July 29, 2013 at Lutheran Home East.
Born February 12, 1918 in Panama City, she was the daughter of the late Lorenzo Castro and Maria Rodrigues Castro.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Aristobulo "Toby" Castillero.
Mrs. Castillero was a member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Hickory and enjoyed music, dancing, dominos and cooking.
She is survived by three daughters: Edna C. Barrios, Judith C. Attencio, Lourdes C. Argueta; three sons: Aristobulo Castillero, II, Arturo Castillero, Cesar Castillero; a sister, Griselda Castro Rengifo; 20 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.
The funeral mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 1, 2013 at St. Aloysius Catholic Church with Father Gabriel officiating. The family will receive friends on Wednesday evening from 6 – 8:00 p.m. at Bass-Smith Funeral Home in Hickory.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her honor to the Alzheimer's Association, Western Carolina Chapter, 3800 Shamrock Dr., Charlotte, NC 28215-3220 or the family will accept house plants.
Bass-Smith Funeral Home in Hickory is serving the family of Mercedes Castillero.