Candelaria Reilly

February 2, 1932 - April 13, 2022
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Candelaria Reilly, 90, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, April 13, 2022.

Mrs. Reilly was a registered nurse for over 40 years. She serviced the community of Laredo & Webb County with the Health Department for over 30 years. Mrs. Reilly was the co-founder of the court of St. Jude Catholic Daughters.

She is preceded in death by her husband, William Edward Reilly; parents, Juan & Teresa Vargas; brother, Joaquin Vargas.

Candelaria is survived by her children, Sharon (Mark) Jones, Elaine (William) Vaughan, John Michael (Audrey) Reilly, Cheryl Reilly, and Christine Reilly; grandchildren, Steven Jones (Ashley), David Astorga, Michael Astorga, Valerie Barugh, Christopher Vaughan, Heather Reilly, Ashley Reilly, Kim Perez (Jesus), Katherine Villela (Jaime), Rebekah Ortegon, Richard Denton, and Kristen Reilly, 21 great-grandchildren; siblings, Luis (Dot) Vargas, Elena (Jose) Sanchez, and Teresa Falcon; as well as numerous other family and friends.

The family will be receiving guests on Monday, April 18, 2022, at Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. A Holy Rosary will be officiated at 7:00 pm. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 19, 2022, at San Luis Rey Catholic Church. The Funeral Mass will begin at 8:30 am. Inurnment will be held at a later date.

Pallbearers will be Steven Jones, Christopher Vaughan, Luis Vargas, Jr., Alex Sanchez, Jaime Villela, Richard Denton, Alejandro Briones, and Michael Astorga.

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, April 18, 2022

Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041

Service Information

Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Time: 8:30 am

San Luis Rey Catholic Church


3501 Sanders Ave
Laredo, Texas 78040


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Born: February 2, 1932
October 31, 2013
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Died: April 13, 2022

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The staff of Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services.


Carmen Bruni posted on 4/22/22

May the sincere sympathy, love, prayers of others comfort you in your sorrow. My condolences to the family of Candy.


Laura S. Lopez posted on 4/19/22

Cheryl, my heartfelt condolences to you and your family. Your mom was one of the sweetest ladies I've ever met. Though it's been years since I've seen her, I remember her fondly. She was so nice and kind. Just like you were blessed to have her as a mother, she was blessed to have you as a daughter. May the Perpetual Light shine upon your Mom. May God bless you and your family with peace during this difficult time.


Rebeka Ortegon posted on 4/16/22

No words can describe how I feel knowing you are no longer here on this earth with us grandma— as much comfort as I’m suppose to have knowing you are in a far much better place. I cannot help but be heart broken, and shattered that I am no longer able to physically see you or touch you. I cherish many memories and moments that only I have for myself those I hold dearly in my heart forever. I miss you so much I LOVE YOU ? Rebe