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Obituary for Mrs. Rita G. Vichareli

December 6, 1932 - September 13, 2018
San Antonio, Texas | Age 85


Rita Gonzalez Vichareli, 85, passed away peacefully on September 13, 2018, in San Antonio, Texas where she lived the last nine years. She was born in Laredo, Texas on December 6, 1932, to Maria Luisa and Macario Gonzalez and was the youngest of eight children.

She married Jesus H. Vichareli on September 1, 1957, having recently celebrated 61 years of marriage. Her entire life was devoted to raising their five children. Rita, a kind and giving person was always willing to help family, friends, and neighbors with a welcoming heart and home. Her devout Christian faith always helped her be a shining light to others in dark times. She had a great sense of humor and quick wit and loved to laugh and make others laugh. Rita had a knack for making everyday life special, many times not realizing how much of a difference she made in others' lives.

She is survived by her husband, Jesus H. Vichareli; her children, Patricia (John) Crawford of Kansas City, Missouri, Sara Alicia Hardin of Flower Mound, Texas, Jesus H. Vichareli, Jr. of Laredo, Texas, Ana Laura (Christopher) Maier of San Antonio, Texas and Irene (Douglas) Smith-Pierce of New Castle, Delaware; thirteen grandchildren, and one great-grandson.

Rita was the last survivor of the Macario Gonzalez and Maria Luisa Valdez family and she is preceded in death by grandsons, Domenico Jesus Vichareli and Tomas Agustin Vichareli; and sons-in-law, Ricky Lynn Smith and James Hardin.

Pallbearers will be Rita's grandchildren.

To celebrate the life of this extraordinary woman, Rosary will be on Sunday, September 23 at 7:30 p.m. at Porter Loring Mortuary, 2102 North Loop 1604 East, San Antonio, Texas 78232. Mass will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, September 24 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 20523 Huebner Rd., San Antonio, Texas 78258. Burial will be at 1:00 p.m. at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at in Rita Vichareli's name.

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San Antonio, TX 78232
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