Modesta C. Viray, 91, of Fairfield, Calif., passed away peacefully at home on Dec. 17, 2013. She was born on Dec. 31, 1921, in Manila, Philippines.
She was a loving mother, grandmother and friend to many and she will be greatly missed.
Modesta is survived by her children, Betty Gilbert (Nolan) of Fort Payne, Ala., Joseph Viray (Josefina) of Philippines, Neil Viray (Rose) of Tucson, Ariz., Cynthia Pascual (Emmanuel) of Tucson, Ariz., Grace Patterson (Greg) of Browns Valley, Calif., Phillip C. Viray of Fairfield, Calif., Israel Viray (Annabelle) of Australia, Marcelina C. Medel of Philippines; 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Modesta was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Generoso Viray; son, Fernando Viray; and granddaughter, Carole Ann Patterson.
“Goodbyes are not forever, goodbyes are not the end, they simply mean I’ll miss you until we meet again.”
A public visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, at Bryan-Braker Funeral Home, 1850 W. Texas St., Fairfield, Calif., 94533, with a recital of the rosary at 6:30 p.m. A funeral Mass will be at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church.
Arrangements are under the direction of Bryan-Braker Funeral Home. You may sign the guestbook at bryanbraker.com.