Alicia C. Martinez

April 15, 1948 - October 18, 2023
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Alicia C. Martinez, 75, entered into eternal rest, Wednesday, October 18, 2023. Alicia Cantu Martinez was a devoted wife, mother and sister. She was born on April 15, 1948 to Guillermo and Guadalupe Cantu. She was the only daughter born in middle of seven brothers. Losing her mother at a very young age and her father shortly after getting married, Alicia became the mother figure to all her brothers. Alicia married her childhood neighbor, Antonio Martinez, and together they shared a beautiful union of almost 55 years. Her loving husband was in the process of planning their 55th anniversary celebration this December at the time of her passing. We know their love will go on.

Alicia was a loving mother to three children, Antonio Martinez, Jr (Julie), Laura Alicia McCoy (+Eduardo, Jr.), and Maricela M. Botello (Juan Mario, Jr.)

She was a doting grandmother to Eduardo McCoy, III (Alicia), Jacob McCoy, Juan Mario Botello, III, Katelyn Marie McCoy, and Diego Antonio Botello. She is also survived by her brothers Guillermo Cantu, Jr., and Mario Alberto Cantu.

Alicia worked as a state employee for 35 years and retired once her grandchildren began elementary school. Once her grandkids began attending M. S. Ryan Elementary, she began substituting at the school. She loved being a part of the Bobcat family.

Alicia was a sports enthusiast and loved her weekends of high school, college and pro football. She loved discussing all facets of sports with her family. Mom knew all the teams and players. One of her many highlights of her life was attending University of Notre Dame and Texas A&M University football games. Many trips were taken all over the country to see a football game She was a devoted Irish and Aggie grandma.

A truly loving grandmother she never missed an awards ceremony, dance recital, basketball game; football game or baseball game. She loved watching her grandchildren in all their activities. She was a true Bobcat, Lion, Hawk, Mustang and United Longhorn fan. Of course she was always at her granddaughter’s recital as well. Her grandchildren were her life, and she was so proud of them.

Alicia had a strong faith in our Lord and a true devotion to our Blessed Mother. She passed this strong faith to her children and grandchildren. Alicia truly loved her parish of Blessed Sacrament and our pastor Fr. Wojciech. As her health declined, she continuously asked to go to church. She missed her parish community.

Alicia was preceded in death by her parents, siblings, Raul, Ernesto, Antonio, Daniel, and Fernando Cantu and her son in-law, Eduardo R. McCoy, Jr whom she truly missed.

The Martinez family will be receiving condolences on Monday, October 23, 2023, in the Angelus Chapel at Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  A rosary will be recited at 7:00 pm. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, October 24, 2023 from the funeral home to Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Funeral Mass will begin at 9:00 am.  Interment will follow to the Laredo City Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements are by Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services, 1320 Trey Dr., Laredo, Texas 78041 (956) 723-3611. For your convenience, you may leave your condolences to the family online at

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Monday, October 23, 2023

Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041

Rosary 7:00 pm

Service Information

Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Time: 9:00 am

Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church


2219 Galveston
Laredo, Texas 78043

Funeral Mass

Cemetery Information

Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2023

City Cemetery


3200 N Meadow Ave
Laredo, Texas 78040


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Born: April 15, 1948
Died: October 18, 2023

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Joe A. Lopez III posted on 11/4/23

Our deepest condolences to the Martinez Family , May She rest in peace ?? , ✝️ Sincerely, Joe & Rosie Lopez


Bobby and Mari Farias posted on 10/27/23

Tony, on behalf of the Farias Family, please accept our sincere condolences to you and your family. May Alicia Rest in Peace.


Analicia Belmares posted on 10/23/23

Our deepest condolences to the family during this difficult time. May Mrs. Martínez rest in peace. Gene & Ana Belmares


Luis(Louie) Villarreal posted on 10/23/23

Tony, my condolences to you and your family on Alicia’s passing. May our Lord Jesus Christ give you strength to cope with your loss. She’s in a better place and will be looking over you all. RIP Alicia.


Dr. & Mrs. Manuel Gomez, Jr. posted on 10/23/23

Our sincere condolences…


Brenda Garcia posted on 10/23/23

Laura, I am so sorry for your loss. It is so hard to lose your parents. They are your main support. Just remember the love your Mom had for you and the good times.


Sylvia Tapia posted on 10/23/23

My most sincere condolences to Alicia’s family and friends. Alicia and I worked together many years ago at the Texas Department of Human Services. May she rest in peace.


Cristelo & Michele Garza posted on 10/23/23

Our sincere condolences to Tony and the family on the loss of Alicia. She was a friend and coworker of many years. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.


Patricia Jolly Gonzalez posted on 10/23/23

To my beautiful lady that I love very much. You were like a mom to me with all advice an help me through moms passing. I will always remember you Mrs Martinez . Thank you for being my customer, friend,adviser, for all ours talk that we shared. May you rest in peace my beautiful lady. Love you Pat Jolly Gonzalez


Rebecca Quintero posted on 10/23/23

Laura, My deepest condolences to you and your family during this difficult time. However, I know that the faith your mother instilled on all of you will keep you strong and provide comfort. My prayers are with you and your family. Blessings.


Kasia posted on 10/23/23

In memory of Alicia C. Martinez, Kasia lit a candle


Amy Alaniz posted on 10/22/23

In memory of Alicia C. Martinez, Amy Alaniz lit a candle


Amy Alaniz posted on 10/22/23

Laura, my deepest condolences to you and your family. May GOD give you strength during this very difficult time and please know I'm here for you. May GOD's perpetual light shine upon her as she's entered the "Golden gates of Heaven."?❤️??????


Victoriano Palacios posted on 10/22/23

Our Condolences Tony for You and Youre Familly.


Estela Flores Ochoa posted on 10/22/23

My deepest condolences to the family for your loss. Prayers of comfort and may she RIP and the Perpetual Light Shine upon her ? Amen ?


Hector & Ida Gutierrez posted on 10/22/23

Our deepest condolences for the loss of Mrs Martinez. She was a beautiful soul with a smile that brightened anyone’s day. May she rest in peace & may perpetual light shine upon her. Prayers of comfort & strength for her family.


Diana Herrera Salinas posted on 10/21/23

In memory of Alicia C. Martinez, Diana Herrera Salinas lit a candle


Diana Herrera Salinas posted on 10/21/23

Tony n family. Our most sincere condolences to you all. Heavens gained an Angel. May she rest in peace. Sorry we won’t be able to be there for d services. We’re out of town. God bless u all n god takes d best like he did take Danny Herrera my brother n Lily my sister in law. ?✝️?✝️??Clemente n Diana Herrera Salinas.


Sara Martinez posted on 10/21/23

Tony so sorry for your loss. Your wife was a beautiful lady whom everyone will miss. May our lord JesusChrist give you peace during this time of sorrow. Love..Sara Martinez


Yolanda martinez Lerma posted on 10/21/23

In memory of Alicia C. Martinez, Yolanda martinez Lerma lit a candle


Emma Perales Gonzalez posted on 10/21/23

I am deeply saddened by the news of your loss. Please accept my most sincere condolences for your family's loss. Prayers for strength during this difficult time. I met Alicia at Our Lady of Guadalupe School and went on to L. J. Christen and graduated from Martin High School, Class of 1966. She was a beautiful lady through and through. May Alicia rest in eternal peace in God's heavenly kingdom and let perpetual light shine upon her.


BREWED - DFW posted on 10/21/23

Our sincerest condolences to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love from the Brewed - DFW team.


Tomas Martinez posted on 10/21/23

Most sincere condolences, may God have your Mom in all His Glory


Rosa Ramirez Angon posted on 10/20/23

Dearest Mr. Martinez and condolences..I'm truly saddened of her passing...I met Mrs Martinez at Ryan Elementary as she became substitute (more than 10yrs) whenever I needed her..over the years we became close friends..honesty she was my right hand ..I could count on her running a tight ship...we kept in touch..once or twice I called and requested if she could sub for me.and said "WHAT? YOU'RE RETIRED N SO AM I"...we laughed...Adriana Benavides and I got to celebrate the 50th with you all... I will be miss my friend...fine lovely lady...RIP ALICIA...until we meet again...May God grant you peace and comfort????✝️?


Linda Lucila Villarreal posted on 10/20/23

I’m so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing, Laura. May her soul find peace and happiness in heaven. And may God grant your family and you solace and consolation in this time of grief.


Sandra Perez posted on 10/20/23

We the DelaRosa Family are deeply saddened by the news of our Tia Alicia passing. Tio Tono our Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in these difficult times. No words can describe how sorry we are for your loss. She was a Unique lady and Wonderful Aunt she will be terribly missed. We Love You All !!


Ida & Paco Martinez posted on 10/20/23

Our sincere condolences to Marisela Botello, her family and loved ones. May your sweet madresita rest in peace. ???✝️✝️✝️


Alfredo Agredano posted on 10/19/23

May she Rest In Peace. Please except our sincere condolences from the Agredano family.


Maria Verdin Cardona posted on 10/19/23

My deepest sympathy to Tony and all the family on the passing of my dear friend and co-worker, Alicia. Feeling extremely sad but happy that we bonded, laughed, cried and shared our worries. Till we meet again my clan friend may you Rest in Peace????????????


Gabriel and Tonni Palacios posted on 10/19/23

Tony, our deepest condolences on the loss of your beloved Licha. She will always be remembered for the beautiful wonderful lady that she was. Please know that our prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.


Iris Pesina posted on 10/19/23

Our sincere condolences and sympathy. Mrs Martinez was sort of new to our family but she was so loved by all of us. I have never met a nicer lady. I will certainly miss her Christmas wishes. God bless all of you. Love and blessings