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Obituary of Petra Gonzalez
Loving Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother
Petra (Castro) Gonzalez, age 83 of Waterbury, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Friday, October 11, 2019 at St. Mary’s Hospital. She was the beloved wife of the late Victor Gonzalez.
Petra was born May 15, 1936 in Caguas Puerto Rico, a daughter of the late Narciso Vega and Alejandrina Castro. Petra devoted her life to her family and her Catholic faith. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, making souvenir crosses, visits to the casino and spending time with her family. She will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her.
Petra leaves to cherish her memory her longtime companion Luis Rodriquez, her daughters; Maria Gonzalez, Carmen (Michael) Fisher, Virginia (Clarence) Payne, Nilsa (James) Gibson, Julia (Conrad) Booker and son Victor (Denise) Gonzalez, brothers; Leonicio, Martin, Luciano, and Gerando Vega, sisters: Margarita, Maria, Rosin, Carmen, Carlina, and Felicita Vega, numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and many more who considered her “Abuela”.
She was predeceased by her son Jose Gonzalez and brothers; Ramon, Andres and Jose Vega and a sister Julia Vega.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 am on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at The Parish, Mary Mother of the Church (St. Peter and Paul Church) 67 Southmayd Rd., Waterbury. Everyone is asked to meet directly at the church. Burial will follow at New Pine Grove Cemetery 850 Meriden Rd., Waterbury. Calling hours will be on Tuesday from 5 pm to 8 pm at Prospect Memorial Funeral Home, 72 Waterbury Rd., Prospect.To plant a tree in memory of Petra Gonzalez, please visit Tribute Store
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