Obituary of Antonio Z. Gonzalez
Antonio Z. Gonzalez “La Fausta”, 90, of Port Isabel, Texas, passed away at home on Friday, May 10, 2019.
Antonio was lifetime resident of Port Isabel, Texas. He was a member of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church where he served with The Guadalupanas, the Spanish Choir, and as a rosary reciter. In his younger years, he was a shrimper in the shrimping industry. Antonio retired in 2001 from the water district after 25 years of service. He also served on the Board of Directors for the Laguna Madre Water District. He will be greatly missed.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Casilda L. Gonzalez; his daughter Evangelina Gonzalez; his parents: Faustino Gonzalez, Sr. and Estella Z. Gonzalez; four brothers: Sabas Gonzalez, Faustino Gonzalez, Jr., David Gonzalez, Sr., and Juan Gonzalez, Sr.; and one sister, Oralia Silguero.
Antonio is survived by four sons: Jose Andres “Andy” (Rose) Gonzalez, Antonio “Pichie” (Maria Elena) Gonzalez, Jr., Alejandro “Alex” (Monda) Gonzalez, and Arturo “Tutu” (Nancy) Gonzalez; two daughters: Mavelia (Fidel) Calvillo and Mary Jane (Jesus) Tapia; and one brother, Alfonso Gonzalez, Sr. Also surviving Antonio are 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, May 14, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., with a holy rosary at 7:00 pm., at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church located on 705 South Longoria Street in Port Isabel, Texas.
A funeral mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church with cremation to follow.
Serving as pallbearers are his grandsons: Jose Andres Gonzalez, Jr., Jimmy Gonzalez, Fidel J. Calvillo, Javier Martinez, Jr., Jaime Martinez, and William Gonzalez. Serving as honorary pallbearers are his granddaughters: Jennifer Lopez, Marisa Martinez, Jessica Tapia, Daniela Tapia, Allison Gonzalez, and Chelsea Gonzalez.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Antonio Z. Gonzalez to: Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 705 South Longoria Street, Port Isabel, Texas 78578.
You may sign the online guestbook, light a remembrance candle, or send words of comfort to the family of Antonio Z. Gonzalez at: www.thomaegarza.com.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Thomae-Garza Funeral Home and Crematorium, 395 S. Sam Houston, San Benito, Texas, (956) 399-1331.