Cipriano J. Garcia , 96 years old passed away Saturday, May 13, 2017 in an Alice hospital after a short illness. He was gardener for Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Homes, Inc. for many years and for local families until his retirement. Cipriano was a devoted and loving son, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, great-great-grandfather, uncle and brother he will be sadly missed. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jose Maria and San Juana Garcia, his wife, Maria A. Garcia and one daughter, Angelita G. Chavera. He is survived by his two sons, Jose Maria (Tamra) and (Linda Chapa) Garcia and Juan Mario Garcia both of Alice, four daughters, Maria D. (David) Garcia, Maria E. Morieda, Lupita (Ruben Estraca) Garcia all of Alice and Thelma (Dough) Burch of Fenwick, Michigan, 19 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren, eight great-great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will begin on Monday, May 15, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. at Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Home in Alice. Rosary will be recited at 9:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church and Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. that morning. Burial will follow at Alice Cemetery in Alice. Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Homes, Inc. entrusted with arrangements. Condolences for the family may be left on our website www.mauropgarcia.com.