Funeral Service Details
Sunday, November 19, 2023
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Hilgenfeld Mortuary Chapel
Monday, November 20, 2023
St. Boniface Catholic Church
Holy Sepulcher Cemetery
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Bertha “Mingie” Adelmaria Muñoa (Barrera), a beloved member of our Anaheim community for 93 years, who peacefully passed away on October 25, 2023, in Anaheim, California. Born on March 23, 1930, in Buena Park, California, Bertha's life was a testament to the values of family, faith, and service. Bertha was ninth in a family of twelve. She is survived by her only living sibling, George Barrera.
In 1952, Bertha married Phillip B. Muñoa, Jr. (now deceased) at St. Pius Catholic Church in Buena Park, California. Bertha was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, nina, and friend. She found fulfillment in creating a loving and nurturing home for her family and friends. Her dedication to her loved ones was unwavering, and her warm positive presence filled their lives with comfort, laughter, and joy.
In addition to her role as a dedicated housewife, Bertha contributed to the community through her work at Thor's Bakery and Sikora’s Bakery in Anaheim. It was here, where her outstanding friendly customer service made an incredible impact on those who visited the bakeries. She also worked by supporting Anaheim schools as a teacher's aide at Benjamin Franklin, Fairmont Citron Campus, and Magnolia High School, leaving a lasting impact on the lives of countless students and staff.
Bertha's faith was an integral part of her life, and she found solace and strength in her connection with St. Boniface Church. Her devotion to her religious beliefs provided her with guidance and a sense of purpose, shaping her actions and interactions with others. She was careful to enroll her children in catechism classes that led to their confirmation in the Catholic faith.
Bertha had a genuine talent for forming connections and making friends wherever she went. Her warm, friendly, and welcoming nature endeared her to all who had the pleasure of knowing her. She found great joy in participating in Senior Center Activities, cherishing the camaraderie, and sharing experiences with fellow members of the community.
Bertha is survived by her loving family members, including her son, Phillip B. Muñoa, III, her daughter-in-law, Kathleen Muñoa (Dean), her daughters, Delmarie Ann Muñoa (Maddox) and Rosemarie Muñoa (Colicchio), her son-in-law Michael J. Colicchio, 9 grandchildren Phillip Benjamin Muñoa, IV (Kacie Muñoa), Anna Maria Muñoa (Craig Salveta) Elizabeth Eveyln Muñoa (Nate Woudstra) Christopher Ryan-Phillip Maddox, Stephanie Paige Maddox, Michael Maddox, Anthony Michael Colicchio, Erin Marie Colicchio and Isabella Rose Colicchio, and 6 great-grandchildren. Their lives have been forever enriched by her presence, and her memory will be treasured in their hearts. Bertha was predeceased by her loving husband, Phillip B. Muñoa, Jr. and her son-in-law, Michael Maddox.
The arrangements to honor Bertha's life and legacy are being handled with care by Hilgenfeld Mortuary, located in Anaheim, California. The Viewing will be held on November 19th from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. with Rosary starting at 6 p.m. Funeral Service will be held on Monday, November 20, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Anaheim.
As we bid farewell to Bertha “Mingie” Adelmaria Muñoa, we reflect on the profound impact she had on our lives and the legacy of love and dedication she leaves behind. May her soul find eternal peace, and may her memory continue to inspire us to live with friendly kindness, compassion, and a deep appreciation for the values that she held dear.