Patricia “Patty” Peña

November 21, 1960 - October 8, 2022
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Patricia “Patty” Peña, at 61 years of age was called into the arms of our savior Jesus Christ on October 8, 2022, surrounded by her loving family after fighting a courageous battle with cancer.

Patty will be remembered for her love of family and friends, her great sense of humor, and her bubbly personality. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by her son, Arnulfo Jr. (Lynette) Cazares and step-son Benny Jo (Clara) Cazares; her parents Rafael and Judy Peña; sister and brothers Melissa (Eddie) Cuellar, Rafael (Ofelia) Peña, and Michael (Ashley) Peña.

Her father and mother in law Benito and Apolonia Cazares; also her sisters and brothers in law Alicia (Reynaldo) Rodriguez, Benito+ (Kathy) Cazares, Gerardo (Linda R.) Casarez, George (Linda V.) Cazares, Ricardo (Maria) Cazares, Daniel (Beatriz) Cazares, Sylvia (Joel) Peña, and Alberto (Monica) Cazares.  She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and other loved relatives.

Visitation will be Thursday, October 13, 2022, at Fred Dickey Funeral Home, 1320 Trey Dr, Laredo, Texas 78041 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. A vigil will be held at 7:00 pm. Funeral services will be held Friday, October 14, 2022, at San Martin de Porres Catholic Church, 1704 Sandman St, Laredo, Texas 78041. The mass will be held at 11:00 am. Interment will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery

Funeral arrangements are by Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services, 1320 Trey Dr., Laredo, Texas 78041 (956) 723-3611. For your convenience, you may leave your condolences to the family online at

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, October 13, 2022

Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041

Service Information

Date: Friday, October 14, 2022

Time: 11:00 am

San Martin de Porres Catholic Church


1704 N. Sandman
Laredo, Texas 78041

Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, October 14, 2022

Calvary Catholic Cemetery


3600 McPherson Ave.
Laredo, Texas 78041


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Born: November 21, 1960
Died: October 8, 2022

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Alejandra Garza posted on 10/14/22

My most sincere condolences to the family. I had the pleasure of meeting Patty when I joined the UISD Library Department in 2012 and have the fondest of memories from our meetings and events. Wishing you peace, comfort, courage, and lots of love at this time of sorrow. My heart goes out to you at this difficult time. May she rest in peace.


LINDA HERNANDEZ posted on 10/13/22

My sincerest condolences and prayers go out to the Casarez and Pena families. Patty and her infectious smile will truly be missed. Rest in eternal peace sweetie.


Adriana Lewis posted on 10/13/22

My sincerest condolences to the entire family. I had the pleasure of working with Patty and having Fito as one of my students. She was a remarkable individual with a vibrant personality. May God continue to give you strength during this difficult time. May she rest in eternal peace.


Otilia “Tila” Bustamante posted on 10/13/22

Patty A dear dear colleague and friend. To the family our deepest condolences and to her son as we knew him Little Fito our sincere condolences. A very special Mom, sister, friend and colleague you will be always remembered. God Bless her


Dora and Gilbert Ramirez posted on 10/13/22

Dearest Fito and Lynette, Pena Family, our most sincere condolences on the passing of your beautiful beloved mom, so sorry for your loss. Patty was such a beautiful, kind, fun, wonderful lady, was really hoping for you to be well enough to join us for Thanksgiving again like we did before the pandemic… Patty, fly high with the Angels to our heavenly kingdom you sweet beautiful lady.???


Sara A Rendon & Alfredo E. Rendon posted on 10/13/22

So sorry for your loss, Fito Cazarez, Jr. & family. I worked with your mother at Dr. Henry Cuellar Elementary School, I was the computer lab aide.


Selika Salinas posted on 10/13/22

My sincerest condolences. Patty was beautiful inside and out. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. May the memories you share help you find peace and comfort. May she rest in eternal peace with our Lord.


Robert Martinez posted on 10/13/22

My condolences on your loss, please let me know what you need or help I can provide in this difficult time.


Maribel Paree posted on 10/13/22

My sincerest condolences for you at this time. You have my deepest sympathy and unwavering support. Wishing you peace, comfort, courage, and lots of love at this time of sorrow. My heart goes out to you at this difficult time.we love you Patty and will greatly be missed. You have an amazing big heart.


Ana Laura Garza posted on 10/12/22

I am praying for you to have peace and strength at this time. You have my deepest sympathies.


Artemio & Silvia Barrera posted on 10/12/22

We feel very fortunate to have known Patty. Loved her bubbly personality. Sad that she left us but her memories will stay with us always.


Arabella G. Garcia posted on 10/12/22

May God comfort your family.


Charlie and Gaby San Miguel posted on 10/11/22

May you rest in peace beautiful lady. May the angels lead you to our blessed mother Mary and she present you her son, Our Lord Jesus Christ ? ❤️


Sandra De Leon posted on 10/11/22

My deepest condolences to the family, especially Fito. Patty was an amazingly beautiful, classy, southern lady, we shared many laughs, gatherings, dinners, and group texts. You will always be in my heart love you Belle ??? Until we meet again.


Toni (Cisneros) Benavides posted on 10/11/22

To the Patty family I met Patty n her mother Judy when we were teachers at Mary Help of Christian School during the mid 80’s. Patty was a very sweet n remember her beautiful eyes. My most deepest condolences and prayers during this difficult time of grieving. ?May the perpetual light shine upon n Rest In Peace Patty. ? From: Toni (Cisneros) Benavides Cypress, Tx