Ena A. Gonzalez

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Ena A. Gonzalez, age 78, of Hammond, IN passed away Thursday, February 27, 2014, at her residence with her loving family by her side. She was born September 9, 1935, in Jayuya, Puerto Rico. Preceded in death by her beloved mother, Angela Medina Gonzalez; father, Juan Rivera Aponte; and brother, Juan Felipe Rivera. Ena is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 63 years of marriage, Benedicto Gonzalez, Sr.; sons: Benedicto Gonzalez, Herbert Gonzalez and Juan Antonio Gonzalez; daughters: Ena A. (Meldoran) Rambo, Awilda Gonzalez and Angelita (Paul) Pascarella; sister, Olga Pazera; brother, Angel Samuel Rivera; 12 grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other family members. Ena was a loving, devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was known to many as “Mami Ena.” Mami Ena loved to cook authentic Puerto Rican dishes. She loved sewing and crafts. Ena always exhibited courage and wisdom. Visitation will be Tuesday, March 4, 2014, from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Main Chapel at the Ridgelawn Funeral Home, 4201 West Ridge Road, Gary, IN 46408 (219) 980-5555. Funeral will be Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be at Mt. Mercy Cemetery in Gary, IN. “Mami Ena” will be deeply missed by her loving husband, family, and precious friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research in memory of Ena A. Gonzalez. God Grant Her Eternal Rest.

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Published in The Times on Mar. 2, 2014
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