Beatrice “Chickie” Samano

Beatrice “Chickie” Samano

Beatrice “Chickie†Samano passed away at the age of 85 on January 25, 2023 at Solara Hospital, Brownsville, TX. She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Celia Samano and a brother, George M. Samano.

Chickie is survived by her children, Celia Galindo (Pedro), Manuel Rodero (Ana Laura), and two grandchildren, Manolo and Karolina Rodero. “Chickie†is also survived by her brother, Mike Samano (Gloria Jean) and two cousins, Lydia “Cookie†Wimer and Celina Champion. 

Visitation will be held on Friday, February 3, 2023, at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home located at 657 Springmart Blvd., Brownsville, TX, from 11:00 AM until 8:00 PM with the recitation of the Holy Rosary at 6:00 PM. A private family gravesite funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 4, 2023, at Rose Lawn Memorial Gardens, Brownsville, TX.

A celebration of “Chickie’s†life will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, charitable donations can be made to: ASPCA, Gladys Porter Zoo, or Lost and Found Dogs, Brownsville, TX.


  • Laura V. Estrada Posted February 3, 2023 3:14 pm

    Cel and Family, my sincere condolences. You know how close Chickie was to my Mom and Dad and me. Seeing her a week before her passing meant so much to me. I think God meant for me to be in Brownsville at the time.
    Chickie was my first dancing teacher. I had to be only 5 or 6 years old. A lifetime of memories. Chickie was a force of nature and had a heart like a lion.
    Thinking of you and family, Laura V. Estrada, Dallas, TX

  • Sister Vianney Uyeno, IWBS Posted February 4, 2023 5:02 pm

    With sincerest sympathy from the Sisters of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament. We have such fond memories of Chickies and are grateful for her great generosity to the sisters, the Church, and the civic community. May God bless her family and may her soul rest in peace.

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