Joacquin Gonzales

May 1, 1949February 26, 2019
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Joacquin Raymond Gonzales, Sr., 69, of Gonzales, Texas passed away on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Funeral Mass and Cremation Rites are under the direction of Buffington Funeral Home in Gonzales, Texas and will be held on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 2:00 pm at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gonzales, Texas with Father Stan Fiuk officiating. A Rosary will be recited on Monday, March 4, 2019 at Buffington Funeral Home.

Joacquin was born on May 1, 1949 in Gonzales, Texas. He was the son of Santos and Albina (Molina) Gonzales. Joacquin married Paula Carrizales on August 22, 1966 in Gonzales, Texas. Joacquin worked as a landscaper for many years. He liked to work in his flower and vegetable gardens, and going fishing. He liked to travel to casinos. He loved playing with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He would hook up the train to the tractor and give all the children a ride in the train.

Joacquin is survived by his loving wife of fifty-two years; Paula, four sons; Joacquin Gonzales, Jr. of Gonzales, Texas, Raymond Gonzales of Gonzales, Texas, Ronnie Gonzales of Gonzales, Texas, Ricky Gonzales of Gonzales, Texas, two daughters; Margie Gonzales of Scottsdale, Arizona, Brenda Gonzales of Gonzales, Texas, four brothers; Johnny Gonzales of Houston, Texas, David Gonzales and his wife, Lorena of Houston, Texas, Robert Gonzales of Oklahoma, Jimmy Gonzales and his wife, Lisa of Houston, Texas, three sisters; Janie Torres of Houston, Texas, Frances Cavallero of Houston, Texas, Mary Gonzales of Houston, Texas, twelve grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; Santos and Albina Gonzales, one son; Roy Gonzales, four brothers; Santos Gonzales, Jr., Cisto Gonzales, John Gonzales, and Sammy Gonzales.


  • Visitation Monday, March 4, 2019
  • Rosary Monday, March 4, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, March 5, 2019

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Clinton Hille

March 5, 2019

So sorry to hear of Joaquin's passing. He was truly a great man. He loved his family and did everything he could to insure their well being and happiness.

I had the pleasure of getting to know Joacquin when I first moved to Gonzales. When Richard and I bought Belle Oaks in 2000, he was doing some yard maintenance for the Beach family. We bonded quickly and he worked right along side of us for many years as we began the monumental task of bringing the property back to life. It did not matter if we were working in the yard, painting or whatever, he was right there along side us and quickly became like family and we trusted him as such. He had as much pride in the property as we did and it showed in the immaculate way he kept the grounds, which he worked diligently on until his health no longer allowed him to do so.

To the family, I know he will be dearly missed and I hope you can find a small amount of comfort in knowing he is a peace now and in a much better place.
Warm Regards and sympathy,
Clinton Hille