Maria Cordova Sala passed away peacefully in her home on Tuesday, October 7, 2008. She was born on June 9, 1934 in Parral, Chihuahua. She was a long time restauranteur. Along with her late husband Albert they opened Sorrentos Restaurant in 1956. They opened and operated the Bella Napoli Restaurant in 1963. She continued working at that restaurant till her retirement in 2005. She leaves behind to cherish her memory her only son Ramon (Ray) and his wife Julie from Indio, CA., granddaughter Tiffany Thorman, grandson Sal, 4 great grandchildren from Nashville, Tennessee, brothers, Jesus Cordova, Cruz Cordova and Alfonso Cordova, sister, Manuela Rubio and Elvira Medina, numerous dear family members and wonderful friends. Maria was a woman of honor, integrity and admirably passionate about her work. She always had a willingness to help and had a giving heart. She will be dearly missed. The family wishes to thank Envision Hospice for all of their support during Maria's final days. Visitation will be Thursday, October 9, 2008 from 5 p.m.- 9 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home-Doniphan. Vigil will be Thursday, October 9, 2008 at 7 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Chapel-Doniphan. Funeral Mass will be Friday, October 10, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. at St. Jude Catholic Church. Interment in Restlawn Cemetery. Directed by Hillcrest Funeral Home, 5054 Doniphan Dr. 587-0202
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