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Romeo Gutierrez

November 19, 1940 ~ May 1, 2021 (age 80)

Obituary

Rev 21: He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither will there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.

On May 1, 2021 Romeo Gutierrez was peacefully called Home by his Creator, Jesus Christ. Romeo was born November 19, 1940 in Rio Grande City, Tx. where he attended school and graduated from RGC High School in 1960. He would not pass an opportunity to express his pride for Starr County and the Mighty Rattlers! He was a member of the U.S. Army Reserve for a few years. It was in the 60’s that he moved to McAllen, Tx, attended and received an accountants certificate from McAllen Business College, worked for Sweeney & Company and later for Nicho’s Produce. It was while working for Nicho’s Produce that he learned about produce and his passion for it grew. Romeo was well known in the produce business. His life was layered with enhancement and wonder as he owned and operated his business and in the midst of this adventure he met the love of his life. In 1964 Gracie (Castillo) stole his heart and by May 23rd 1969 they were pronounced Mr and Mrs. With all of Gracie’s support their business continued to grow. In 1979 his one and only lovely daughter Medalia was born and became as he called her “Sugar Pie”. She was his pride and joy. In 2018 the “apple of his eye” his one and only grandson, Uriel Alejandro, was born. Romeo enjoyed life to its fullest enjoying time with his family, playing golf, watching football, and sharing stories of Ole RGC. Preceded in death by his mother, Rosita Gutierrez, a sister Dalinda Olivarez, Romeo, is survived by his treasures, his wife of 52 years, Gracie, daughter Medalia (Uriel) Gonzalez and his beloved grandson Uriel Alejandro, his nephews Paul and Michael Renaud who he loved dearly as if they were his sons, his close cousin Robert Rich who was like a brother to him, cousins, numerous nieces, nephews, and the Castillo family. A most special message of appreciation to Dr F. Borland and all the care teams at Rio Grande Regional Hospital for the good care and compassion.

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A gathering of family and friends will be Monday, May 10, 2021 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM with the recital of the Holy Rosary to begin at 6:30 PM at Rivera Funeral Home,1901 Pecan Blvd in McAllen. Funeral mass will be celebrated Tuesday May 11, 2021 at 10:00 AM at St Joseph the Worker Church in McAllen. Interment will follow to Valley Memorial Gardens cemetery in Mission. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Rivera Funeral Home of McAllen.

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Services

Gathering of Family and Friends
Monday
May 10, 2021

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Rivera Funeral Home - McAllen
1901 Pecan Blvd.
McAllen, TX 78501

Holy Rosary
Monday
May 10, 2021

6:30 PM
Rivera Funeral Home - McAllen
1901 Pecan Blvd.
McAllen, TX 78501

Funeral Mass
Tuesday
May 11, 2021

10:00 AM
St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church
2315 Ithaca
McAllen, TX 78501

Interment
Tuesday
May 11, 2021

11:00 AM
Valley Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Mission, Texas

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