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Maria E. Tototzintle, age 44, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer. Lifelong St. Paul resident, Maria was a proud graduate of Carleton College. Maria was known as a talented film producer and editor, and worked throughout the Twin Cities at such places as HealthEast, SPNN, and TPT. She also was the owner of Tequila Digital Media and an avid volunteer and mentor for community-based organizations.
Maria was preceded in death by her grandparents Luciano & Mary Castor; her grandfather Toribio Tototzintle; her uncle John Castor; and her beloved pet Abby. Survived by her mother and father Patti Castor Tototzintle and Miguel (Julie Anderson) Tototzintle; siblings Mick Tototzintle, Ricardo (Leah) Tototzintle and Mari (David) Avaloz; her grandmother Micaela Meza Tototzintle; her niece Mia Tototzintle; and many beloved uncles, aunts, and cousins both here and in Mexico.
Visitation Thursday, September 12 from 5-8 pm at Simple Traditions by Bradshaw, 488 Humboldt Ave St. Paul (special reflections at 6:30 pm). Mass of Christian Burial Friday, September 13 at 11 am (10 am visitation) at Our Lady of Guadalupe, 401 Concord Street St. Paul.
Memorials to Colleen’s Dream Foundation, Scottsdale Arizona and Casa de Esperanza, St. Paul Minnesota.
An artist and creative soul, Maria made us laugh, gave great advice and was funny as hell. She made the best mac and cheese and banana bread. Sometimes sarcastic, always calm, Maria was that one person in the crowd that everyone loved. Maria was everyone’s person, the best of all of us.
We will love you forever and a day.