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Maria Joaquina Gonzalez

AGE: 91 • Wilmington, Delaware

Maria Joaquina Gonzalez passed away peacefully on August 9, 2016 at Stonegates Retirement Community.

She was born in Las Estacas, Spain, and made Wilmington, Delaware her home in 1960. She retired from DuPont in 1991 after working there for 24 years.

After her retirement, she spent her time volunteering at the A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children where she helped families by providing translation services. She also volunteered her time making rosaries at St. Joseph on the Brandywine Parish. Her greatest enjoyment came from helping others.

She is survived by her husband, I. Peter Gonzalez; one sister Carmina Parikh of Wilmington; one brother, Ramon Florez of Wilmington; one son, Izzy (Jenny) Gonzalez of Wilmington; two daughters, Maria V. (Scott) Schaffer of Chadds Ford and Carmen M. (Stephen) Chick of Chester Springs, seven grandchildren, Molly F. Gonzalez of Wilmington, Christopher A. (Alyssa) Gonzalez of Plymouth Meeting, Scott M. (Emily) Schaffer of Wilmington, Ryan J. Schaffer of Chadds Ford, Brandon L. Chick of New York; Abigail M. Chick and Katelyn M. Chick of Chester Springs.

Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:30 am on Thursday August 18, 2016 at St. Joseph on the Brandywine Church, 10 Old Church Road, Greenville, where friends may visit from 9:30 am to 10:30 am. A private interment will follow.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Maria's memory may be sent to The Capuchin Poor Clares, St. Veronica Giuliani Monastery, 816 Jefferson Street, Wilmington, DE 19801 or the Ministry of Caring, 115 E. 14th Street, Wilmington, DE 19801.

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Published in The News Journal from Aug. 16 to Aug. 18, 2016
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