Joseph Patrick Gomes
June 21, 1988 – August 4, 2018
Joseph Patrick Gomes of Visalia passed away on Saturday, August 4, 2018 from a hard fought battle of leukemia. He was 30 years old. Joseph was born in Visalia, California on June 21, 1988 to loving parents Anthony John and Donna Marie Gomes. He attended and graduated from Liberty School of Visalia and Mt. Whitney High School in 2006. Joseph was a member of the Mt. Whitney Pioneer Pride Marching Band and Jazz band, playing the trumpet for all four years. He continued his education at College of Sequoias, graduating in 2008 with a Computer Technician degree and furthered his degree with American River College. Joseph was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. He enjoyed playing video games with his multitude of contacts, gardening and landscaping, caring for his pets and most of all, spending time with his family. Joseph was a very loving and outgoing young man. He will be greatly missed by his family and those who knew and loved him. Joseph was preceded in death by his grandparents Tony S. and Lillian C. Gomes. He leaves to cherish his memory, his parents, Anthony and Donna Gomes of Visalia; his brother Tony Gomes of Visalia; his aunts, Mary Gomes and Susan (Rob) Brown, both of Visalia and his uncle Edward Gomes and wife Patricia of Oakhurst, CA and many cousins near and dear to him. Rosary will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 608 N. Church Street in Visalia, California on Monday, August 13, 2018 beginning at 9:30 a.m. with Mass of Christian Burial following immediately at the church. Burial will follow at Visalia Public Cemetery, 1300 W. Goshen Avenue in Visalia. Tributes and condolences may be made at www.millerchapel.com. Arrangements entrusted to Miller Memorial Chapel, 1120 W. Goshen Ave., Visalia, CA (559) 732-8371.
- Joseph leaves to cherish his memory, his parents, Anthony and Donna Gomes of Visalia; his brother Tony Gomes of Visalia; his aunts, Mary Gomes and Susan (Rob) Brown, both of Visalia and his uncle Edward Gomes and wife Patricia of Oakhurst, CA and many cousins near and dear to him.
- Robert Brown
- Edward Gomes
- Tony Gomes
- Joe Nieblas
- Charles Nunes
- Glen Perry
- Kevin McAlister, Honorary Pallbearer
- Manson Yan, Honorary Pallbearer
- Rosary Monday, August 13, 2018
- Mass of Christian Burial Monday, August 13, 2018
Joseph Patrick Gomes
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August 11, 2018
Dear, Dear Family,
I was so saddened to learn of Joey's passing. I often think of both Joey and Tony and what fun it was to know them and you, Donna. Because Liberty was a K-8, I had the privilege of seeing your sons grow and mature over the years, becoming such wonderful young men.
Joey was like a warm, loving puppy in those early years, completely guileless and honorable. He maintained the honor and looked for and found the best in most everyone.
No one can really understand the pain and heartbreak you have suffered but please know my prayers and love will always be with you.
Remembering a wonderful family,