Richardson-Colonial Funeral Home

123 Newlin Street, Port Lavaca, TX


Pauladene Adele Schoener

August 6, 1936May 23, 2019

Pauladene Adele Rigamonti Schoener of Port Lavaca, Texas passed away on May 23rd at the age of 82. She was born the youngest of 5 girls in Victoria, TX August 6, 1936 to Charles and Francis (Arnold) Rigamonti and was a devout Catholic and loving servant to the Lord her whole life. She was president of Catholic Life Branch #55 for many years.

On January 28, 1961, Paula married her husband of 57 years, Anton Schoener. They resided in Port Lavaca where they raised their children and were actively supportive of Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church. Paula was a competitive domino and game player and enjoyed playing at the Port Lavaca Senior Citizen Center. She was also known for making the best lasagna and wonderful cookies that were always available when guests stopped by.

Paula is Predeceased by her husband, Anton Schoener.

She is survived by her children, Theresa Spong, Frances Meador, Amy McCown, Kelvin Schoener, and Kay Gustafson; numerous grandchildren; two great granddaughters; her four sisters Mary Oldmixon, Charlaine McAnany, Shirley Mason, and Grace Rigamonti, and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Rosary will be at Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 29th, followed by a Mass. The Church is located at 415 W Austin St, Port Lavaca, TX 77979.

In lieu of flowers, Donations can be made to the Capital Campaign Catholic School at 415 W Austin St, Port Lavaca, TX 77979.


  • Anton Schoener, Husband (deceased)
  • Charles Rigamonti, Father (deceased)
  • Francis (Arnold) Rigamonti, Mother (deceased)
  • Theresa Spong, Daughter
  • Frances Meador, Daughter
  • Amy McCown, Daughter
  • Kelvin Schoener, Son
  • Kay Gustafson, Daughter
  • Mary Oldmixon, Sister
  • Charlaine McAnany, Sister
  • Shirley Mason, Sister
  • Grace Rigamonti, Sister
  • Pauladene leaves behind numerous grandchildren, two great-grandaughters and many cousins, nieces and nephews to cherish her memory.

  • Our Lady of the Capital Campaign Catholic School


  • Rosary Wednesday, May 29, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, May 29, 2019


Pauladene Adele Schoener

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