Jose Gonzalez

Jose Gonzalez

Tuesday, March 21st, 1939 Thursday, November 7th, 2019

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Obituary for Jose Gonzalez Sr.

“On Thursday, November 7, 2019, Jose Gonzalez, of Enfield, CT, peacefully passed away at the age of 80, surrounded by his loved ones. Jose was born March 21, 1939, in Cidra, Puerto Rico, to Etervina Rivera and Gabriel Gonzalez. He was the oldest of 14 children, after his 2 older siblings passed away, and helped to raise and care for his younger siblings on their family farm. Jose moved to Connecticut at the age of 19 and began working in tobacco fields, before starting a career with the town of East Windsor public works department, where he eventually retired. Throughout Jose’s life, he married twice, had 5 children, 1 stepchild, 2 foster children, 7 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.
Jose will always be remembered for his huge heart and loving personality. He was the most selfless man, doing missionary work in his younger years, and opening up his home to anyone in need for all the years of his life after. He never judged or turned anyone away. It was always well known that family and friends were the most important thing in Jose’s life, but he also had a passion for fishing and grilling. He could happily spend all day on a boat or shopping for meat at the butchers shop. Jose has touched so many lives and his presence in this world, as well as his passing, will be felt by many for years to come. He will be greatly missed. “Oh, my Darling.””
His family will receive relatives and friends on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 from 9 to 11 am at Leete-Stevens Enfield Chapels, 61 South Rd., Enfield. A procession will gather at 11 am for a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 12 pm at St. Patrick Church, 64 Pearl St., Enfield. Burial will follow at Somers West Cemetery. Donations in memory of Jose may be made to the Enfield Food Shelf, Inc., P.O. Box 699, Enfield, CT 06083. For online condolences, please visit

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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 | 9:00am - 11:00am
    Leete Stevens Enfield Chapels
    61 South Rd.
    Enfield, CT
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    Wednesday, November 13th, 2019
    9:00am - 11:00am
  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 | 12:00pm
    St. Patrick Church
    64 Pearl St.
    Enfield, CT
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    Wednesday, November 13th, 2019
  • Interment

    Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 |
    Somers West Cemetery
    Address Not Available
    Wednesday, November 13th, 2019

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