Mr. Rigoberto Flores, 82, beloved father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend entered into the glory of his eternal life on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, at Sunshine Haven Hospice Facility in Olmito, Texas, surrounded by his loving family.
Rigoberto, a native and lifetime resident of Brownsville, was an Army veteran and served his country proudly during WW II. After his discharge, he returned home and began a 50+ year career in the Shrimping industry. Rigoberto was deeply loved and will be profoundly missed by all those fortunate to have known him.
Rigoberto was preceded in death by his parents, Luis and Guadalupe Flores; a sister, Ofelia Anzaldua; two brothers: Eugenio Alberto Flores and Edelmiro Castro; and his partner, Petra H. Flores.
Left behind to eternally treasure their memories of him are his children: Robert (Veronica) Flores and Rick (Kim) Flores and their mother, Theodolinde Flores; Rigoberto Flores Jr. and his mother, Cania Maria Flores; two granddaughters: Allie Flores and Calyn Flores; his brothers and sisters: Clara (Ramon) Franco, Alfredo Castro Ewing, Juan Jose Flores, and Maria Guadalupe Flores; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other extended family members.
Visitation will begin at 12 Noon today, Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, and continue through 9 p.m. The American Legion Funeral Honor Guard will conduct military honors at 6 p.m. followed by the recitation of the holy rosary at 7 p.m. this evening in the West Chapel at Darling-Mouser Funeral Home. The Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, at Immaculate Conception Cathedral, 1218 E. Jefferson St. All services will conclude after the Mass, and in accordance with Mr. Flores' wishes cremation will follow.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in Mr. Flores' name may be to Sunshine Haven, P.O. Box 4478, Brownsville, TX 78523.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Darling-Mouser Funeral Home, 945 Palm Blvd, Brownsville, Texas 78520, (956) 546-7111.
Published in Brownsville Herald on Feb. 18, 2013