Esperanza “Hope” Quiroga

Age 85, of Holt, MI, passed away September 4, 2023. She was born September 12, 1937, in Laredo, Texas, to Tomas and Paula Martinez.

Esperanza worked at Baryames Cleaners for 27 years, and Holt Public Schools for 10 years. She was the most loyal Detroit Tigers fan and loved her Holt community.

She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Roberto Quiroga, Sr.; daughters, Elsa Muños and Eliza (Jerry) Hargrove; sons, Roberto Quiroga, Jr., Reynaldo (Mary) Quiroga Sr.; grandchildren, Maria, Jared, Reynaldo Jr., Tomas, Jovonna, and Kristiana; six great-grandchildren; brothers, Roberto Martinez and Tomas Martinez, Jr.; and sisters, Irene Lopez and Manuela Castilla. She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Rolando Quiroga; daughter, Elvira Quiroga; brothers, Reynaldo Martinez and David Martinez; and sister, Angela Perego.

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, September 11, 2023, at Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel. Interment will follow in Maple Ridge Cemetery, Holt. The family will receive relatives and friends from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Holt Church of the Nazarene.

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Fostina Wahealah Gurley
September 7, 2023 at 2:25 pm

To Mr. Quiroga, Elsa and family,
All my love, prayers, and hugs are with you now and in the days to come. Mrs. Quiroga lived the meaning of her given name “Esperanza” : Hope and expectation. Such a sweet, gracious, and regal woman. I will miss knowing you are here with us in body but your love, hope, expectation, and sparkling smile will remain forever.
Love Fostina

David Villarreal
September 8, 2023 at 8:45 am

Are condolences and prayers go out to the Quiroga family

Gloria Villarreal-Santellan
September 8, 2023 at 4:17 pm

My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sadness. May memories of Hope bring comfort to you all at this time.
I remember Hope coming out to the farm in St. John’s to visit with family. She had a beautiful smile and a giggle one did not forget.

Angela (Herrada) Baerwalde
September 8, 2023 at 6:09 pm

To the Quiroga family, I am so very sorry for your loss. I always will remember your mom and how she was always so kind and sweet to me and my brother when we would visit her and my mom while they worked tirelessly at Baryames. I loved how Our moms had such a sweet friendship. Prayers of peace and comfort to you all.

Hilda Shaw
September 8, 2023 at 6:48 pm

To the Quiroga Family there are no words I can say for our mutual loss of my dear friend. I am thankful for the time we spend together working at Baryames for all those years.She was a person who lived her faith. Always had a smile and encouraging word. Knowing where she is at brings me so much peace. I am so glad we continued to meet together after leaving Baryames. Your Mom was one special lady and we will all miss her dearly.

Joyce Evans
September 9, 2023 at 5:05 pm

Elsa sorry to hear about your Mother ,sending condolences to you and your family,Praying for you all, May God keep & strengthen you with his love and peace -John 14 -I love you Elsa

brian gallimore
September 10, 2023 at 11:06 am

dear hope will miss you never complained at the hot baryames plant it was fun working with you and you always gave me a Christmas present love and goodbye brian gallimore

Sallie Hayes
September 10, 2023 at 12:30 pm

To the Quiroga Family : Hope was one special lady I meet her in March 1989 when I was employed into the Baryames family . When I walked into that break room for the first time all eyes were on me as a new person , not sure what to do or where to go or sit . Hope came right up to me and introduced herself to me and asked if I wanted a cup of coffee she was so kind , and she came up to me at a time I was ready to turn around and walk back out of the back door thinking I made a mistake. He kindness began at that moment and has last thought out the last 30 years or more she took me under her wings I was blessed to start out in her sept although I later move to a different Dept she stuck up for me when we worked on the floor she never let anyone pushed me around . through out the whole time we knew each other , she was strong in her faith , strong as a friend . I am so thankful that I got to have her as my friend . Once we know longer work together we would meet and have luncheon with other friends , we always kept in touch through all all the years she was a good friend she would always send me text messages they would say are you all right doing the many times I was unable to get out because of illness or surgery she would always keep in touch . I have gotten to know her children and husband and I would like to say to you all : your mom and your wife was a one of kind person I will go on thanking Jesus for bring her into my life because she will all be with me in spirit . One Blessed Lady she was . Loved her family unconditionally and her friends , thank you Hope for your friend ship , for your strong unwavering faith :I love you . Sallie

Barb Steward
October 3, 2023 at 10:18 am

Hope was a very special lady. She would come to see me almost every month at the Treasurer’s office to pay her sewer or tax bill. I am so sorry for you loss. I just found this out today.


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