Maria "Conchita" Gonzalez

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Maria "Conchita" (Andujar) Gonzalez, 87, of Vineland, passed away on Sunday, April 8, 2012, at the South Jersey Healthcare Regional Medical Center.

Born in Utuado, P.R., she was well known as a foster mother. Conchita was one of the original pioneers of the Puerto Rican Festival and Casa PRAC. She was a winner of numerous awards for her work with the Puerto Rican community and was a member of the Board of Education. Conchita was a loving and caring mother and grandmother and is predeceased by her husband, Jesus Gonzalez, and three sons.

Survived by her two sons, Angel Louis Viruet and Dr. Eddie Andujar; four daughters, Marina Galarza, Maria Viruet, Lillian Rivera and Carmen D. Rill; two sisters, Maria Virginia Fontanez and Catalina Andujar; and many grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 110 Highland Ave., Vineland. Burial will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Vineland. Friends will be received on Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the DeMarco-Luisi Funeral Home, 2755 S. Lincoln Ave., Vineland, and again on Thursday at the church from 9 to 10 a.m. Please visit dlfuneral.com to send condolences.



Published in The Daily Journal on Apr. 10, 2012
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