Pilsen neighborhood: Fidencio Gonzalez-Madrigal (1944 – 2019)
Fidencio Gonzalez was a loving human being. Born to Epifanio Gonzalez Garza and the late Santos Madrigal on December 12, 1944. His angels in heaven called him home on July 27, 2019 at the age of 74. He passed away peacefully at Mercy Hospital in Chicago, IL with family by his side.
“Don Lencho,” as he liked to be called by friends, wore many hats: Hijo, Hermano to 11 brothers and sisters and their spouses, Tio to 18 nieces and nephews, 17 great-nieces and great-nephews, Amigo to everyone, Dad to his sons, Daddy to his daughters, Grandpa to 42 grandchildren, and Great Grandpa to 15 great grandchildren, Farmer, Landscaper, and Grower of Life. Fidencio placed each hat on his head with pride and wore it with open arms and an open heart.
Fidencio loved his parents, his children, his grandchildren, his great grandchildren, his siblings and their families. He valued his friends and neighbors and worked daily tending to his garden on 17th street. He passed his days sitting on his porch talking to family, friends, and strangers, or you could see him sitting by his garden scratching bingo cards, drinking coffee and on the phone. As people passed to admire his life’s work, you could hear his music in the back ground as he cultivated and watered his garden. On occasion you would hear him serenaded his pets Paloma, Bowser, Sasha, and Bagira, who were always nearby watching and protecting over their Grandpa Lencho, who loved life.
Fidencio fought to the end. He lost his battle with Lung Cancer, but he did not suffer any pain. He allowed the strongest and best part of him to choose when to go; his heart. Our Gardner in heaven may you bless us with your strength and may your garden be as great as the one you left behind. God speed.
Fidencio was survived by his parent and the families of his children:
His father Epifanio Gonzalez Garza and late wife Santos Madrigal.
His ex-wife Esperanza Gonzalez and their children together:
His son Fidencio Gonzalez Jr & wife Martha Gonzalez and their children:
Fidencio Salomon Gonzalez, Gabriel Martinez, Elizabeth Marie Gonzalez
His children with Sofia Torres:
Arron Torres, the late Amanda Gonzalez
Tiffany Rico & Goodrich Baniaga and their children:
Amanda Rico, Marcus Rico and Gage Baniaga
His son Mauricio Gonzalez & wife Anel B. Gonzalez and their children:
Mauricio M. Gonzalez Jr, Anthony A. Gonzalez, Crystal Gonzalez, Catherine Gonzalez
Cynthia Gonzalez and her son:
His daughter Maria De Los Santos Rivera and her children:
Edwin D. Rivera, Lucila M. Rivera, William N. Rivera, Connie J. Rivera, Corina M. Rivera
Irene & Jose Arreola and their children:
Tristian Arreola, Joseph Arreola, Daniel Arreola, Axel Arreola
His daughter Letisia Martinez & husband Juan M. Martinez and their son:
Joshua M. Martinez
Her daughter with Bernard B. Lopez:
Gena Lopez & partner Braulio Villanueva and their children:
Julian A. Lopez, Nevaeh M. Lopez, Lareina A. Lopez, Elaina A. Lopez, and Ariyah S. Lopez
His daughter Dolores M. Skenandore & husband Robert A. Skenandore and their children:
Bobbi Juanita Skenandore, Thomas Raphael Skenandore and Dolores Danielle Skenandore
Cheryl Ann Skenandore & Angel Gonzalez and their daughter:
Emilia Skenandore Gonzalez
His son Fabian Gonzalez & partner Letty Hurtado
His child with Sylvia Fraga:
His son Adrian Gonzalez & wife Cecilia Gonzalez and their children:
Natalia Victoria Gonzalez, Adrian Gonzalez, Sebastian Gonzalez, Isabella Cecilia Gonzalez and Salma Sole Gonzalez
His son Nicholas Gonzalez and his children with Mayela Estrada:
Melina Rain Estrada, Michael Moon Gonzalez and Mia Sunshine Gonzalez
Nicholas Storm Gonzalez and his children with Kayla Gonzales :
Iris Emilia Gonzalez and Kaia Rose Gonzalez.
His son Salvador Gonzalez
His daughter Amabelia Gonzalez & husband Miguel Beltre and their children:
Avanni Beltre and Angel Beltre
Her children with Jaime Trujillo:
Abigail Trujillo and Jaime Trujillo
His son David Gonzalez
His son Ignacio Gonzalez and his partner Melia Calderon and their Children:
Destiny Melia Gonzalez and Noah Ignacio Gonzalez
His son Steven Gonzalez a his children with Vivian Verdin:
Steven Gonzalez Jr and Vivica Gonzalez
His son with Amalia Carina Diaz:
Javier Edwardo Gonzalez
His daughter Adelaida Gonzalez & partner David S. Garcia
Memorial Service in Chicago: Visitation – Friday August 9, 2019 at Christian Fellowship Church,
4220 W. 59th Street, Chicago, IL 60629, from 2pm until 8pm.
Final Road Trip Home (Chicago to Mexico) – Leaving Saturday Morning, on August 10th from
1513 W. 17th Street and Arriving Sunday, August 11th to
En Ecebar Funeral 49890 E. 83 Roma TX 78584, where we transfer possession of casket and cross into Mexico on Sunday.
Funeral Service in Mexico: Visitation – Sunday, August 11, 2019 at Capillias Y Funerals
San Antiono Aldama 7002 Cerralvo, Nuevo Leon, TBA
Burial – Monday August 12, 2019 at Cementerio en Congregacion Bernabe
Botellos De Arriba, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.
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