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Memory Gardens Funeral Home & Cemetery

8200 Old Brownsville Road, Corpus Christi, TX

OBITUARY

Pedro C. Longoria

September 19, 1922October 26, 2019
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Pedro C. Longoria, 97 of Corpus Christi, Texas, passed away on Saturday, October 26, 2019. He was born in Corpus Christi, Texas. He is preceded in death by his wife Frances M. Longoria, Bruno C. & Guadalupe Longoria (parents), Brothers, Pablo Sr, Oscar & Bruno Longoria Jr., his sister Juanita Longoria and grandson Domingo (Sonny) Longoria Sr.

He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather & great-grandfather. He worked at the Naval Base in his early years as an ambulance driver. He was always stopping on the side of the road aiding help or assisting. He then became self-employed as a Truck Driver for over 40 years. He was also a landlord for 25 years and collected rent for rental property. He was a hard-working and courageous man. He was a pioneer man with such strength. He loved to be outside, always working in the garage, yard, repairing items and creating items. He loved taking care of his plants. He always had a tool or drill in his hand. He loved hunting during hunting season and going to the San Diego ranch. He loved all of us and would pray his Rosary every morning. He was a devoted and faithful Catholic. He will be dearly missed. We the family, were truly blessed with our wonderful & amazing Dad who was tremendously loved by his grandchildren & great grandchildren. He loved them dearly and were his pride & joy.

He is survived by his three sons, Pete M. Longoria (Anna), Joe M. Longoria (Angie) both of Corpus Christi, Robert M. Longoria (Irene) of Houston, Texas; two daughters, Gloria L. Padilla, Mary Helen Rangel (Angel) both of Corpus Christi. Eight Grandchildren, Valerie Padilla (Aaron Reeves), Jason Padilla, Andrew Longoria (Elissa), Ryan J. Gutierrez (Lauren), Anthony Longoria (Shaneka), Adam Longoria, Jasmine Havlik-Longoria, Justin Longoria, Five Great Grandchildren, Destini Longoria, Domingo Longoria Jr., Genevieve Longoria, Jasmine Longoria, Aeris Faith Garza & Lola Olivia Longoria. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 pm to 9 pm on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at Memory Garden Chapel with a Rosary at 7:00 PM. Rites of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at 11:00 AM on Thursday, October 31, 2019 at Nuestra Señora San Juan de los Lagos at 1755 Frio. Interment will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Pallbearers: Grandchildren, Andrew Longoria, Jason Padilla, Ryan Gutierrez, Justin Longoria, Anthony Longoria & Adam Longoria.

The family would like to express their gratitude to all his Doctors & Nurses that cared for him through the years. We also would like to acknowledge all the Nurses and CNA’s at Brookdale & Windsor Nursing. Thank you for attending to our Dad while he was there and making him comfortable.

  • FAMILY

  • Pete M. Longoria (Anna), Son
  • Joe M. Longoria (Angie), Son
  • Robert M. Longoria (Irene), Son
  • Gloria L. Padilla, Daughter
  • Mary Helen Rangel (Angel), Daughter
  • Valerie Padilla (Aaron Reeves), Grandchild
  • Jason Padilla, Grandchild
  • Andrew Longoria (Elissa), Grandchild
  • Ryan J. Gutierrez (Lauren), Grandchild
  • Anthony Longoria (Shaneka), Grandchild
  • Adam Longoria, Grandchild
  • Jasmine Havlik- Longoria, Grandchild
  • Justin Longoria, Grandchild
  • Destini Longoria, Great Grandchild
  • Domingo Longoria Jr., Great Grandchild
  • Genevieve Longoria, Great Grandchild
  • Jasmine Longoria, Great Grandchild
  • Aeris Faith Garza, Great Grandchild
  • Lola Olivia Longoria, Great Grandchild
  • Frances M. Longoria, Spouse (deceased)
  • Bruno C. and Guadalupe Longoria, Parents (deceased)
  • Pablo Longoria Sr., Brother (deceased)
  • Oscar Longoria Jr., Brother (deceased)
  • Bruno Longoria Jr., Brother (deceased)
  • Juanita Longoria, Sister (deceased)
  • Domingo "Sunny" Longoria Sr., Grandson (deceased)
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Andrew Longoria
  • Jason Padilla
  • Ryan Gutierrez
  • Justin Longoria
  • Anthony Longoria
  • Adam Longoria

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, October 30, 2019
  • Holy Rosary Wednesday, October 30, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, October 31, 2019
  • Interment Thursday, October 31, 2019

Memories

Pedro C. Longoria

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The Iglesias Family

November 5, 2019

Our sincere condolences. Pete and Andrew, and The Longoria Family, May you have fond memories of your Father and Grandpa, bring you comfort during this hard time in your life. Our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family.

Lupe, Lucinda, Cassandra

Marti Charles-Lopez

October 31, 2019

Dearest Pete- I, am one of many lives you have touched. I, am truly blessed for the gift of time you shared in my life. I, will forever cherish the keepsake of memories both yourself and Frances have given me. I, am truly grateful for the teaching of Faith. For the humble and kindest of heart you and Frances always gave me. I, always knew as I open that gate door. And, knock at your home. I would always be greeted with your hospitality and smile.
Words can not express, the sadness of my heart. It rejoices in peace to know you have united with Frances, and my Mom and Dad. Forever Friendship ~ ❤️

To the Longoria Family- I, mourn with your lost. We share lots of milestone memories. Your in my heart and thoughts. My deepest condolence- ❤️

Love you always
Marti & Family

Olga Gnatowski

October 30, 2019

As a child, I was always very excited to visit my grandparents. Once we got to their home, it was a routine for me to go next door to say hi to Francis & Pete, they were apart of our family. Pete always put a huge smile on my face & his hugs were always so heartwarming. We weren’t related but he was a second grandpa to me & to us. I’ll always hold onto my childhood memories & the few moments I got to share visiting with him as an adult. He was an amazing man who did many great things, but most importantly he was full of faith & love. May his spirit fly high in Heaven with his beautiful wife, Francis. Many hugs, thoughts, & prayers sent to the grieving family. Sending much love OJ & baby Oliver. ❤️

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Dad was 22 years old. This picture taken on 12/31/1944

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Top row: Robert, Pete Jr., Joe
Bottom: Mary Helen, Dad, Gloria

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Andrew

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Dad was 22 years old. This picture taken on 12/31/1944

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Top row: Robert, Pete Jr., Joe
Bottom: Mary Helen, Dad, Gloria

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Andrew

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GLoria and Mary Helen with Dad

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Ryan and Grandpa

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September 19, Happy Birthday 2019