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Raul Rodriguez Briseño, 66, passed away comfortably at his home August 10, 2019 with his family by his side in Ladera Ranch, California.
Mr. Briseno was born in Tijuana, Mexico on July 29th, 1953. He moved with his mother Lucila to Santa Ana, California when he was a child. He attended Our Lady of the Pillar Catholic School. He met his future wife, Teresa, during Catholic School Day at Disneyland when both were in the 8th grade, and they have been inseparable ever since. Together they attended Mater Dei High School and graduated in 1972. Following high school, he earned his Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Business Administration/Economics from Chapman College, followed by his MBA-Finance degree from California State University, Fullerton. He worked for Bank of America for over 25 years before transitioning to Westar Associates in 1999, where he worked until his passing in Commercial Real Estate development.
Raul and Teresa married in 1975 at Holy Family Cathedral in Orange. They then settled in Irvine where they raised their two sons, Robert and Michael. After their children left the house, the happy empty-nesters moved south to Ladera Ranch.
A rosary vigil in Mr. Briseño’s honor will be held on August 13, 2019 in the chapel at Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, California and his life will be celebrated on August 14, 2019 at a funeral mass to be held at Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church in Newport Beach, California. He will then be interred at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery in Orange, California.
Mr. Briseño is survived by his wife of 43 years, Teresa; two sons and their spouses, Rob and Liz Briseño, Michael and Marissa Briseño; and nine grandchildren.
The family would prefer that, in lieu of flowers, any donations in Mr. Briseño’s honor be sent to Mater Dei High School, care of Campus Ministry.