Carmen Rea Melena

Carmen Rea Melena, 87, formerly of Santa Maria, passed away Saturday, December 2, 2017 in Fresno.

Carmen was born in Bakersfield on July 14, 1930 to Henry and Deonesia Rea.

She is survived by her children: Ysabel (Carl) Sanders of Marion, Ohio; Martha (Peter) Cohen of Santa Maria; Tony “Junior” (Margret) Melena of Fresno; Rose Ann (Hugo) Martinez of Sanger; Mary Jo Rosas of Fresno; and Manuel (Riva) Gonzalez of Fresno. As well as numerous Rea siblings, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Carmen was preceded in death by her parents; baby daughter Maria; and siblings.

Visitation will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 7, 2016; followed by the Recitation of the Holy Rosary at 6:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Magner-Maloney Funeral Home. Scripture Services will be 10:00 a.m. on Friday, December 8, 2016 in the Chapel of Magner-Maloney Funeral Home; followed by interment in the Santa Maria Cemetery.

Arrangements are in the care of Magner-Maloney Funeral Home and Crematory. Sympathy notes and words of support may be expressed at

Magner-Maloney Funeral Home and Crematory

600 East Stowell Road, Santa Maria, CA 93454

Phone: 805-925-2753 Fax: 805-922-4930

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