Obituary: Vincent Gonzalez

Vincent T. Gonzalez, 61, died on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016, at his home. He was born on Oct. 19, 1955, in Newton, the son of Hope “Esperanza” (Terrones) and Raymond Gonzalez.

Vincent was a member of the Our Lady of Guadalupe Church of Newton, as well as the Madero Society.

He had many hobbies and interests during life, and was known as the family historian. Vincent loved music, especially the band Santana, and he also loved silver screen movies. He was a Bruce Lee fan and a big fan of Marilyn Monroe, and loved trying to convince his family and friends that Big Foot exists.

Vincent Gonzalez
Vincent Gonzalez

Vincent liked to dance and was part of the original Azteca dance troop and was a big pet lover.

After 35 years of employment, Vincent retired from Spirit in 2011. He also had worked for the railroad for several years prior to that.

Preceding him in death were his parents Hope and Raymond Gonzalez and his dog, Baby T.

Survivors include his loving four-leg companion, Chucka; four brothers, Robert (Janie) Gonzalez, Raymond V. Gonzalez, Gilbert T. (Leatha) Gonzalez and Ruben J. (Jamie) Gonzalez, all of Newton; one sister, Cecilia (Robert) Smith of Newton; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, at Broadway Colonial Funeral Home in Newton.

Recitation of the Rosary will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Newton. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Father Juan Garza will officiate.

Burial will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Newton.

Memorials may be made to the Caring Hands Humane Society or the Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in care of the funeral home.

Friends may sign the book online at www.broadwaycolonialfh.com.

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