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Atanacio Gaitan, Sr.

January 18, 1930 ~ January 23, 2024 (age 94) 94 Years Old

Atanacio Gaitan, Sr. Obituary

McAllen ~ Atanacio Gaitan, Sr., 94, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, January 23, 2024 in the comfort of his home surrounded by his wife and children. He was born on Saturday, January 18, 1930 in Dr. Arroyo, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, the son of Lucio and Felipa Gaitan. 

He is survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Socorro Gaitan; 11 children: Lucio Gaitan (Celia) of Pharr, Cesar Gaitan (Laura) of McAllen, Atanacio Gaitan Jr. (Raquel) of Edinburg, Jaime Gaitan (Ashley) of Penitas, Javier Gaitan (Elvia) of Mission, Fernando Gaitan (Cindy) of McAllen, Victoria Loredo (Robert) of San Juan, Rosa Gomez (Joe) of Edinburg, Sylvia Sepulveda (Joe) of McAllen, Socorro Garza (Pablo) of McAllen, and Melissa Chavez (Alejandro) of Edinburg. He is also survived by one brother: Juventino Gaitan of Bakersfield, CA.; 27 grandchildren and 43 great-grandchildren.

Mr. Gaitan was a hard working man who always provided for his family. He loved the sand between his toes and a beer in his hand. He also loved casinos in Las Vegas and Louisiana. He will be forever missed and will forever be in our hearts.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm Thursday, January 25, 2024 with the recital of the Holy Rosary at 7:00 pm at Rivera Funeral Home of McAllen. Celebration of Life Mass will be said at 12:00 pm on Friday, January 26, 2024 at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in McAllen. Interment will follow at Valley Memorial Gardens in Mission. Service arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Rivera Funeral Home of McAllen. 

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
January 25, 2024

4:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Rivera Funeral Home - McAllen
1901 Pecan Blvd.
McAllen, TX 78501

Holy Rosary
Thursday
January 25, 2024

7:00 PM
Rivera Funeral Home - McAllen
1901 Pecan Blvd.
McAllen, TX 78501

Celebration of Life
Friday
January 26, 2024

12:00 PM
St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church (McAllen)

Interment
Friday
January 26, 2024

1:00 PM
Valley Memorial Gardens
3605 N. Taylor Rd
Mission, TX 78572

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