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Maria (Gonzalez) KENNEDY


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Maria (Gonzalez) KENNEDY Obituary
KENNEDY (Gonzalez),
Maria
Austin - Maria "Mama Mary" Kennedy, born Maria Gonzalez in Harlingen, Texas on September 29, 1928 died peacefully in her home in Austin, Texas on Thursday, May 14, 2015. Maria and her husband Abraham started El Gallo Restaurant on South Congress in 1957. She was a proud owner who loved visiting with her guests. Maria greeted everyone she met with a smile as they entered El Gallo. Her humor and loving manner will be missed by all.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Abraham; her eldest son, Abraham Kennedy III; her youngest daughter, Conchis Kennedy; and granddaughter, Ericka Kennedy.

Maria is survived by daughter, Emma Lilia Kennedy, daughter and son-in-law, Melody and Bob Cenno; son and daughter-in-law, Abel and Jill Kennedy; Mama Mary had six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Maria was an active member of the Austin Community. She was involved with starting Austin Community College, the Mexican-American Chamber of Commerce (Hispanic COC), LULAC, Mexican American Business and Professional Women's Association, and Sister Cities of Texas. She was a proud parishioner of St. Ignatius Martyr Church.

Visitation will be held from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm on Sunday, May 17, 2015 at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 2620 South Congress with Recitation of the Holy Rosary to follow at 7:00 pm at St. Ignatius Catholic Church. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 am on Monday, May 18, 2015 at St. Ignatius Catholic Church. A private family entombment will be at a later date at Assumption Mausoleum.

Maria was a strong proponent of education. In that spirit, we are requesting that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in her honor to St. Ignatius Martyr School.

Memorials and guestbook online at www.wcfish.com
Published in Austin American-Statesman from May 16 to May 18, 2015
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