Rodolfo Barrera

Obituary of Rodolfo Barrera

Rodolfo “RORO El Sapo” Barrera, 63 of Port Isabel/Los Fresnos, Texas, passed away on Friday, November 29, 2019. He was a lifelong resident of Port Isabel, Texas and member of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church. Rodolfo was a diehard Tarpon fan and was the first one to be at the Port Isabel Tarpon football games. He was a third generation Shrimping Captain.


He is preceded in death by his parents, Jesus M. and Zolia Garcia Barrera; brother, Nicolas Barrera; and sister, Serafina Montoya.


Rodolfo is survived by his loving wife, Matilde Sanchez Barrera; three sons, Rudy Barrera Jr., Eddie (Vanessa) Barrera, and Mark Kilroy Barrera; two daughters, Connie (Eric) Ybarra and Dominique (Hector Lopez) Barrera; eleven grandchildren; Marbie, Rudy III, Liliana, Bella, Daniel, Lalo, Conrad, Romeo, Eddie Jr., Hector III, and Eric Jr.; five brothers, Juan J. Garza, Samuel Garza, Jesus G. Barrera, Guadalupe G. Barrera, and Raul G. Barrera; along with several nephews, nieces, and other relatives.


Visitation will begin Monday, December 2, 2019, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Thomae-Garza Funeral Home and will continue from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with a holy rosary at 7:00 p.m. at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 705 S. Longoria St., Port Isabel, Texas.


A funeral mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church with cremation to follow in accordance to his wishes.


Honored to serve as pallbearers are his five children.


You may sign the online guestbook and send words of comfort, flowers, or sympathy cards to the family of Rodolfo Barrera at:

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of Thomae-Garza Funeral Home and Crematory, 395 S. Sam Houston Blvd., San Benito, Texas, (956) 399-1331.


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