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Maria Gonzalez

June 15, 1927 — September 20, 2020

Maria Del Refugio “Cuquita” Gonzalez, 93, our beloved mother joined our Lord in His heavenly kingdom on Sunday, September 20, 2020, she passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loved ones. She was born June 15, 1927 in Laredo, Texas. And married her true love in December 1953, Jose “Pepe” Bartolo Gonzalez, Jr. in December of 1953, who preceded her in death 1991.

Cuquita loved spending time with her children and having weekly “merienda’ visits at her sister’s home. She retired in 1997 after 31 years as secretary to the counseling department from Martin High School. She enjoyed life to the fullest and caring for all four of her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; Jose Bartolo Gonzalez, Jr., parents; Pedro and Mercedes Cabrera and also by her siblings; Pedro (Bertha) Cabrera, Jr., Luis (Doris) Cabrera, Mercedes (Ignacio) Gonzalez and Isabel Cabrera.

Left to cherish her memory are her children; son Jose B. (Vivian) Gonzalez, III, daughter Leticia I. Garcia Gonzalez, sister: Clara Cabrera Carpenter, grandchildren; Nicolas (Vanessa), Zachary, Isabel, and Joaquin. Also cherishing her memory are her great grandchildren; Colton, Nathan and Matthew and for the last three years her wonderful caregiver: Leona Iris Gonzalez and numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday, October 16th at 12:00 noon at St. Patrick Church (555 E. Del Mar Blvd.).  Interment will follow immediately with a private ceremony.

Due to COVID19 concerns, the family respectfully requests that those wishing to attend the funeral mass wear protective masks and maintain a safe personal distance from the family and those in attendance.

The family also understands if individuals prefer to leave their condolences online. You may express your condolences, share your favorite memories, and sign the guestbook online at:

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care and direction of the funeral service professionals at Joe Jackson North Funeral Chapels & Cremation Services, 1410 Jacaman Rd, Laredo, Texas 78041; (956)722-8850.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Mass of Christian Burial

Friday, October 16, 2020

Starts at 12:00 pm (Central time)

St. Patrick Catholic Church (Laredo City Cemetery)


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