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GIOE, Hilda Noemi, 84, of Surprise, Arizona, born in Cuernavaca, Mexico on December 20, 1932, passed away on May 5, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Leopoldo Esquivel and Esperanza Cubells Esquivel; and by her beloved husband of 47 years, Peter Salvatore Gioe, Sr. She is survived by her loving son, Peter Salvatore Gioe, Jr., her grandson, Michael Salvatore Gioe; her granddaughter, Cecilia Frances Gioe; and her brother Victor Esquivel. During her early life in Mexico, Hilda taught English to young children, she prepared children for First Communion, assisted the Knights of Columbus, and worked as a Bilingual Executive Assistant. Hilda's interests and hobbies included: Reading contemporary and classic literature, American, European, Mexican and Church History and Mexican Art and Culture. Domestic travel took Hilda to Hawaii, Alaska, New York City, San Francisco, Detroit, Los Angeles, Washington DC, Baltimore and Philadelphia. She even traveled across-the-country with her son driving through 17 States in 7 days! International travel took Hilda to Italy (Vatican), the Island of Sicily, Israel (Holy Land), Ireland, Scotland, Morocco, Turkey, and while in Mexico, she visited the Marian Shrines of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Traveling to the Czech Republic, she visited Our Lady of Medugorje, in Bosnia-Herzegovina, and in Portugal, she visited Our Lady of Fatima. Hilda was a member of the Sacred Heart Charismatic Group, Our Lady of Lourdes Women's Guild, the Diocese of San Jose - California Prison Ministry, and the Cursillo Ministry. A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 10:00 am at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Sun City West, Arizona. The family asks that you consider making a charitable donation in Hilda's memory, to the Lewy Body Dementia Association at To sign the guestbook online, and leave your memories, condolences, and well-wishes for the family, please visit www.surprisefuneralcare.