Antonia "Toni" Shuck
April 13, 1929 – September 27, 2019
Antonia Shuck, age 90, of Austin passed away peacefully on September 27, 2019. She was born on April 13, 1929 in Madrid, Spain to Baldomero and Marta Garcia Abad. Antonia “Toni” grew up in Spain during the Spanish Civil War, the second youngest of 10 siblings. The war left the country devastated and families torn apart; Toni lost one brother as a casualty of war. In the 1950’s, Toni immigrated to England with her sister and brother-in-law. She was employed as a nurse’s aide at St. Mary’s Hospital in London and was very proud of the fact that she worked in the same wing where all of the children of British Royalty were born.
It was in Banbury, England that she met her husband of 55 years, Dale, who was stationed nearby at a U.S. Air Force Base. They married in 1963, adopted their daughter, Rose in 1965 and made various military moves before settling in Austin, Texas in 1972.
Toni was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America for over 35 years. She was very active in church activities at St. Ignatius Martyr until her health precluded her from continuing as a Eucharistic Minister.
Even though Toni was extremely proud of becoming an American citizen, she was equally proud of all things from her native Spain. She loved to cook Paella and Spanish Tortilla and swore that Spanish wines were the best in the world.
Toni is survived by her husband, Dale of Austin, TX and daughter, Rose of Louisville, KY.
Visitation 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 2620 South Congress Avenue with Recitation of the Holy Rosary to begin at 7:00 pm.
Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 am on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at St. Ignatius Catholic Church with Reverend James Martin, C.S.C. officiating.
Interment 1:15 pm Thursday, October 3, 2019 at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, Texas.
- Visitation Tuesday, October 1, 2019
- Recitation of the Holy Rosary Tuesday, October 1, 2019
- Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, October 2, 2019
- Interment Thursday, October 3, 2019
Antonia "Toni" Shuck
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September 30, 2019
Dale, Family and Friends.
On behalf of the Order of the Knights of Columbus, I offer our prayers for peace, love and support. Most important is our condolences for your loss of Toni. She was an inspiration to me and devotion to our Catholic Faith.
Charles (Chuck) Malburg, Knights of Columbus, Field Agent