BOMBAY - It is with great sadness that the family of Conrado A Gonzalez, age 66 announce of his peaceful passing at his home surrounded by his family. Conrado was born on May 27, 1952 in Brownsville, TX and lived there for the majority of his life with his parents, siblings and later, his nephew; Peter "Pete" Gonzalez. On December 1, 2007, Conrado relocated to Bombay, NY and resided with his brother and sister-in-law; Ernesto Gonzalez and Darlene Durant, his step nieces and nephews Nicole, Kari, Zachary & John Bonaparte up until his time of passing. While Conrado lived in Brownsville, TX, he participated in Ultimate Living Center in Brownsville, TX program for the disabled. During his time living in Bombay, Conrado attended Day-Hab at Creighton Rd, Citizens Advocates Malone, NY. Conrado managed to capture the hearts of everyone who ever had the privilege of knowing him. He was a very happy-go-lucky little man who loved to dance and thoroughly enjoyed life including delivering meals on wheels to local recipients and going on his outings with his day-hab program. Conrado loved watching his John Wayne cowboy movies and flipping through his cowboy magazines. Conrado was an avid super hero fan, never having too many of his favorite super hero t-shirts which he would joyfully wear every single day! Conrado was a "chick magnet" and never left one of his hospital stays without several new girlfriends!
Conrado is survived by two sisters; Victoria (Guy) Place, Fayetteville, NC and Carolina Carr; Brownsville, TX and three brothers; Ernesto (Darlene) Gonzalez, Bombay, NY, Francisco (Frank) Gonzalez and Arnoldo Gonzalez, both residing in Brownsville, TX.
Conrado was pre-deceased by his mother; Felipa Alvarez Gonzalez in 1972 and his father; Francisco Gonzalez in 1981, his sisters; Aurora Gonzalez and Lydia Cruz.
Donations may be made in memory of Conrado to Hospice of the North Country, Citizens Advocates (North Star Industries), Malone, NY and the Bombay, NY volunteer Fire Dept. and EMT services.
Conrado will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of interacting with him whether as a family member or someone who was able to assist with his care or just enjoy his presence and comical and jovial personality. Conrado brought happiness to everyone he met during his life as he had an unconditional love that made you know and understand that it's the little things in life that truly matter. A very special "thank you" to all of the staff at the Day-Hab program , the bus drivers and aides who transported Conrado to and from his day-hab program, and anyone else who may have been missed for all of their loving care and attention that Conrado was afforded while he attended day-hab program. Also, special thanks to all of his care-givers who so assisted him on his journey through his life.
A celebration of Conrado's life will be held on Thursday (Jan 10th) from 6-7p.m at Flint Funeral Home, Moira, funeral services celebrating Conrado's life will commence at 7 p.m. NY. Conrado will be laid to rest in Brownsville, TX with his loving family that has passed before him at a later date to be determined.
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