Gabriel Gonzalez died peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday, April 6, 2018. He was 44.
Mr. Gonzalez was a native of Ranchos De Arriba Nayarit, Mexico. He loved the San Francisco 49ers, barbecuing, spending time with his daughter, family and friends. He worked as a farm worker, a sales representative in car dealerships, real estate agent, business owner and did side jobs around the community.
After the passing of his parents, he was raised by his paternal grandmother whom he loved very much. As an adult, Mr. Gonzalez became a proud business owner of El Miramar Restaurant. He also became a local politician and advocated for the improvement of the Watsonville community.
Mr. Gonzalez is survived by his daughter, Solei Gonzalez; his siblings, Guadalupe (Trinidad Martinez), Agustin (Erika Jimenez), Yesenia (Adal Gonzalez), Miguel (Melissa) Gonzalez, Javier (Brenda Lomeli) Gonzalez and John Garcia; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, godchildren, friends and extended family.
A visitation will be held on Sunday, April 15 from 5-9 p.m. at Ave Maria Memorial Chapel with a recitation of the Rosary at 7 p.m. Mass will be held on Monday, April 16 at Valley Catholic Church at 1 p.m. with burial to follow at Valley Public Cemetery.
Arrangements have been entrusted in the care of The Carroll Family of Ave Maria Memorial Chapel, www.avemariamemorialchapel.com.