Federico A. Gonzalez Jr., 56 years, passed away on April 08, 2013 at his residence in Laguna Vista, TX.
Federico was a long-time resident of Port Isabel and was someone who loved the water. He spent a great deal of time as a shrimper and on boats. He loved music, putting together complicated puzzles, delicious food, spending time with him family, and making everyone around him laugh. He was also an active member of Our Lady Star of the Sea Church and participated in over five ACTS retreats.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Federico G. Gonzalez, Sr., Gabriela Aguirre Gonzalez, and a brother-in-law, Whitman William Bodden.
He is survived by his loving wife, Rosa Leonor Gonzalez, his loving children, April Janelle (Noel) Garza of Katy, Freddy Gonzalez of Austin, Andrew Jon Gonzalez and Laurence Gonzalez of San Antonio, and Gabriela Gonzalez of Port Isabel. In addition, he’s also survived by his sister, Eloisa (Oscar) Mireles of Brownsville; three brothers, Usvaldo (Ruby) Gonzalez, Ruben Gonzalez, and Nicholas Gonzalez all of Port Isabel; father and mother-in-law, Lorance Whitman and Rosa Bodden of Port Isabel.
Federico’s family will receive friends from 12 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Thursday April 11, 2013 at Thomae-Garza Funeral Home in San Benito and will continued from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with the recitation of the Holy Rosary recited at 7:00 p.m. at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church located at 705 S. Longoria St. in Port Isabel.
The Mass of Resurrection will be held on Friday, April 12, 2013 at 11:00 am at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, in Port Isabel. All services will conclude after the service and cremation will follow.
Serving as pallbearers, Andrew Jon Gonzalez, Laurence Gonzalez, Noel Garza, Ruben Gonzalez, Nicholas Gonzalez, Usvaldo Gonzalez, Oscar Mireles and Oscar Mireles, Jr.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in Federico’s memory, can be made to Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 705 S. Longoria St, Port Isabel, TX 78578, (956) 943-1297.
You may sign the online guestbook and send words of comfort or sympathy cards to the family of Federico A. Gonzalez Jr. atwww.thomaegarza.com.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Thomae-Garza Funeral Home, 395 S. Sam Houston, San Benito, TX, (956) 399-1331.