Maria “Concha” Concepcion (Rodriguez) Zuniga


Maria “Concha” Concepcion (Rodriguez) Zuniga, 91, of Gonzales, Texas returned peacefully to her heavenly home on Saturday, Sept. 29 surrounded by her loving family, after a valiant battle with a long illness. Her devotion to family and her firm belief on God supported her in her struggle, and ultimately gave her peace.

Funeral mass is under the direction of Buffington Funeral Home in Gonzales, Texas and was held on Thursday, Oct. 4 at 2 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gonzales, Texas with Father Mike Peinemann officiating. Interment will follow at Saint James Catholic Cemetery in Gonzales, Texas. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. followed by a Rosary at 7 p.m. with Deacon Alfonso Moreno officiating.

Concha was born in Mexico on March 25, 1927. She was the daughter of Enrique Rodriguez and Augustina Hernandez. Conchita was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. She married her best friend, Ausencio Zuniga in April of 1946. They were blessed with a large and loving family. Together they raised 4 children with patience, discipline and humility. Maria was a hard worker who loved the pastures of her animals before joining her husband in Gonzales. She taught her children perseverance, and that followed to future generations. Maria believed in working hard to achieve what you wanted and never giving up. She was a true warrior who fought to the end.

Concha is survived by her husband; Ausencio, four sons; David and his wife, Socorro of Mexico, Jesus and his wife, Antonia of Durango, Texas, Julio and his wife, Maria of Gonzales, Texas, Alejandrino Zuniga of Mexico, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; Enrique Rodriguez and Augustina Hernandez, her stepfather; Isabel Garcia, daughter-in-law; Ismelda Castaneda Zuniga, and two brothers.

Pallbearers for Mrs. Zuniga will be; James Zuniga, Juan Carlos Zuniga, Jose Francisco Zuniga, Roberto Zuniga, Edgar Zuniga, and Christian Zuniga. Honorary Pallbearers will be; Alejandrino Zuniga, Julio Zuniga, Jesus Zuniga, and David Zuniga. The family gratefully accepts prayers and condolences.

The Zuniga family would like to extend their gratitude to Guadalupe Regional Hospice for their care and support during this time.

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