Maria "Fidelina" Pineda

November 23, 1944 - November 03, 2022


Obituary For Maria "Fidelina" Pineda

Los Angeles/Madison - Maria “Fidelina” Pineda, age 77, passed away peacefully at Agrace Hospice Care on November 3, 2022, and is now resting in the loving arms of God.

She was born on November 23, 1944, in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. She moved to the United States and spent 40+ years living in Los Angeles, California. Her last 5 months were lived in Madison, Wisconsin.

After moving to the U.S., she proudly became an American Citizen. Fidelina was a hard-working woman. She worked as a Housekeeper for over 25 years, never missing a day of work. She was dedicated and beyond responsible in every single aspect of her life. She had a “can do” attitude and demonstrated it by her actions. She was a fierce woman and did not allow life situations to keep her down. She rose countless times from different challenges, whether personal or health related, and pushed through. Her strength and willpower are to be admired and never forgotten.

She was a devoted Catholic and attended Our Mother of Good Counsel in Los Angeles. This is where she gained some beautiful friends that would later become family to her.

Welcoming friends, neighbors, and family into her home was something she enjoyed doing. She was the BEST cook (known for her delicious Arroz Con Pollo & Honduran Tamales) and loved hosting, especially during the Holidays. She was a very festive lady! Her home was always decorated for Christmas, she found joy in putting her tree up every year and bringing out all her seasonal decor. Especially for her grandkids to see.

Fidelina is survived by her two daughters, Nancy and Kelly; her grandchildren Natalie, Sebastian, Parker, and Penelope; her son-in-law, Jeff; her sisters, nephews, and nieces whom she loved so much.

We will all miss you dearly Mom! You are loved and appreciated more than you could ever imagine. Our hearts are content that you knew this before leaving us. Thank you for your words of wisdom and doing your absolute best for us. Thank you for loving and caring for your grandchildren with all your heart. Nothing will ever be the same without you…

“Let’s get ready to rumble”

Love you Mom, always and forever.

To view and sign this guestbook, please visit:

Ryan Funeral Home & Cremation Services 2418 N. Sherman Ave. 608-249-8257


  • 11/18/2022

    Fidelina, it was such a great pleasure to have met you when you when I did. You were a loving, caring, and a true friend to so many. You put up a good fight! Thank you for giving life to my best friend; Kelly. May you RIP. My condolences to all the family 🤍

  • 11/18/2022

  • 11/17/2022

    Fidelina - You will be missed by so many. We will also miss your delicious food. May you be rejoicing with the lord 🕊️

  • 11/14/2022

    Fidelina is my best friend's Mother. I was honored in meeting her with Nancy. She was welcoming and kind. May she rest in peace and take comfort in the Lord. My condolences to the family. 🕊️ With Love, Angeles Spickler

  • 11/14/2022

    Hi Tia thank you for helping me in my time of need, I will miss you and always hold a special place for you in my heart, love you! AC

  • 11/12/2022

    Fidelina was my godmother/ninang and someone I admired and looked up to. She was there for me during my formative years and took good care of me and I will never forgot that. She was a big part of my childhood and was a positive role model for me. She taught me so much while growing up and what I appreciated was that she was always there for me. She was always so nurturing, kind, generous, and had such a beautiful soul. She was a wonderful mother and role model and many looked up to her and admired her. I will never forget all the memories that we shared. One of my favorite memories was when I would come over her house during the holidays and she would cook wonderful dishes such as tamales. She was also a wonderful friend and neighbor to us. She was good friends with my parents and was one of their first friends when we moved into the neighborhood. We will miss her dearly. We are so sorry to hear of her passing and we want to send our heartfelt condolences to Kelly, Nancy, and the family. Sending our love to you all. Sincerely, Margie and the Diche family

  • 11/12/2022

    Our deepest sympathy to the bereaved family. God's love and grace are always with you.Please accept our condolences and may our prayers help comfort you. We're praying that the light of God's face shine on your on the darkness of your grief. Your loss deeply sadden us. May our prayers guide her to your Heavenly Father.

  • 11/11/2022

    May your light continue to shine mama. Rest well

  • 11/11/2022

  • 11/11/2022

    Mom, I just wanted to say THANK YOU for all the support and sacrifices you made and I know you did your best despite our challenging environment. I'll never forget how you let me sleep in every weekend, so I could rest. You shared stories of having to wake up very early daily when you were a child. You stayed home when we were growing up and walked us to and from school no matter what. I remember waking up every Saturday morning and hearing your favorite songs play throughout the home as you sang and kept busy cleaning. You were the rock in our family that kept us afloat, ensuring we had everything we needed. I remember you waking up at the crack of dawn on rainy mornings- walking to the bus stop, so you could get to work on time. If it weren't for you - I would have had a completely different life. Thank you for instilling in me a desire to pursue higher education which you knew would set me up for life. Your everyday actions taught me the value of hard work and independence. Your generosity with family and friends has always been above and beyond. You were always there for every milestone in my life. You had a zest for life and always open to new adventures! I'll never forget when we hiked a few miles to a waterfall in Hawaii. You thought there was no way you could do it. I said, "Mom, we drove 2 hours to get here- you can do it!" And she did. She always found a way to push through and get things done. I will miss your joyful spirit and it will live on forever. I will be sure to pass on these incredible memories and values to my children. My heart is filled with peace and love after your passing. I am blessed to have been by your side in the last couple of weeks. We laughed, we cried, held hands and expressed our love for each other. Your smile was priceless. Until we meet again...... Xoxo Nancy Alynn Corrales Boone and Family

  • 11/11/2022

    I met Fidelina, or Lina as I am used to calling her, during one my most trying times, having moved on my own from very far away, not having family nearby - during the unexpected pandemic! After just a few hellos and neighborly pleasantries, beautiful Lina invited me to 'come over any time' and that is how, for me, one of the most beautiful friendships of my life blossomed and unfolded. I don't think there was a time that we spent together that we didn't laugh out loud, her kindness, generosity, and warmth was so refreshing and comforting. Her spirit was young, mischievous and joyful always. She was so smart and had a great sense of humor! She had great admiration and love for her family and friends, and would share stories of her youth and life with much wisdom and vividness. I will keep Lina dear in my heart forever. I love you Lina, I know you are at peace, and I am so thankful I had the honor of meeting you and calling you my friend. Much love to all your family Xxxx

  • 11/11/2022

    Nancy is my sister in law and I have had the privilege of being in Miss Lina's presence a few times. She was a hoot and a sweet lady!! She loved people and was very kind. Her guacamole 🥑 was amazing!! I loved the few times that she visited Kansas City with my brother Jeff and sister Nancy. We will miss you deeply Lina and may god carry on your spirit of giving through your family and I'm so glad I was able to know you ... love ❤️ Shannon

  • 11/11/2022

    Tia Fidelina, la quiero mucho. Descanse en paz. -douglas

  • 11/11/2022

    Fidelina was like a sister to me. She was my Comadre and my friend. She was Byron 's only Godmother . She loved my son like her own. We knew each since I came in this country, 36 years ago. My son and I always appreciated Comadre's thoughtfulness. She never forgot Byron's birthdays, not even once. She always sent him his gift . Those gestures remained in our hearts. We always looked forward to her delicious Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners with her special tamales. Those were our bonding moments, our beautiful times together. We may not see each other often nor hear from one another at times but we would always picked up where we left off. We had a special sisterly bond. Fide was a courageous woman. kindhearted, fun-loving and hard working. What inspired me the most was that she was very organized and impeccably clean. Her place was always spick and span! She was also a good steward! We had some wonderful memories to reminisce forever. " Comadre Fide, we will always miss you. We love you! Like always , when we see each other, we will pick up where we left off.." " ...To be absent from the body is to be present with The Lord "..2Cor 5:8

  • 11/10/2022

    Fidelina, May you Rest In Peace rejoicing with the Lord and the other angels in heaven. You will never be forgotten your beautiful memories shared with family and friends will live on in our hearts.

  • 11/09/2022


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