Mariano Hernandez, Jr.

M. Hernandez

Mariano Hernandez Jr. was born on October 1, 1990. He entered eternal life to be with the Lord on July 6, 2017 at the age of 26.

Mariano is survived by his beloved parents, Mariano and Juana Hernandez, sister and brother-in-law, Ana and Victor Reyes, and nieces Abigail and Ariana Reyes. He is preceded in death by his brother Mario Martinez and husband Grayson Smith.

Mariano graduated from Galena Park High School in Galena Park, Texas in 2009. He met his husband, the love of his life, in 2010. The two married on April 6, 2016 and lived happily in Deer Park, Texas.

Mariano loved music, dancing, attending concerts, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. Some of his favorite artists were Britney Spears, Lady Gaga, Adele, and Muse. He enjoyed celebrating holidays and birthdays with good food and surrounded by family and friends. He had a contagious smile and positive attitude that he shared with everyone he met. It was very common for Mariano to become friends with people soon after meeting them.

Mariano will be dearly missed by his family, friends, coworkers, and two cats and dog.

The family will receive friends from 6:00pm until 8:00pm Monday, July 10, 2017, at Niday-Fairmont Funeral Home in Pasadena. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00am Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at St. Pius V Catholic Church in Pasadena. Rite of Committal will follow at Grand View Memorial Park.