Abel Peña

January 12, 1956 - October 17, 2022
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Abel Peña known as “Peñon” to his fellow police officers gained his angels wings on Monday, October 17,2022, at the age of 66 surrounded by his loving family by his side at Laredo Medical Center. Born in January 12,1956, he was one of six siblings. Abel spent his life in Laredo and was a graduate of Nixon High School.

Abel dedicated his life serving the community as a Laredo Police Officer and he was a fan of the Dallas Cowboys football team.

In 1981, he started working for the Laredo Police Department as an officer. During his 31 years of service he was assigned to the DEA Task Force, ID section and also served as a Vice President for his Union. Throughout his career he developed friendships with many co-workers that lasted to this day.

Abel met the love of his life, Oralia. They were married in 1975 and had 5 children. Their oldest daughter Isabel gained her angel wings in 1983. Family was the most important thing to him. What he loved more than anything was spending time with his loving family. He also loved going to dances with his wife and enjoyed watching the Dallas Football games with his sons.

He is preceded in death by his daughter Isabel Peña, grandson Abel Peña III; Parents Alfredo and Josefina Peña; Parents in law, Candelario and Cruz Olivia Lopez.

Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 47 years Oralia, his children Abel(Darlene) Peña, Isabel (Rene+)Cuevas Peña, Adrian Peña, and Abelardo Peña. Grandchildren Natalie Peña, Abel F. Peña, Jeronimo Velasquez, Mya Peña, Avel C. Peña, Anabell Velasquez and Abelardo Peña Jr. ; Siblings, Nancy(Gene) Granado, Alfredo(Elisa) Peña, Alberto( Esmeralda) Peña, Antonio(Rachel) Peña, Alfonso(Mary) Peña, and Norma( Victor) Vasquez; In-law family Candelario Jr. (Mary) López,Gloria(Martín) García, Rene López+ Martín López+ Ricardo+(Esther)López, Norma(Antonio) Teneyuque Diana (Tomas) Barrera, Gilberto López, Javier (Mary) López, Sandra (Oswaldo)Flores, Gerardo López+ Carlos López+ Érica (Beto) Chaires along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and many close friends who were like family to him. Abel will be remembered always for being a true fan of the Dallas Cowboys team and for all the love he had for his family.

The family would like to thank all the nurses and staff of LMC 2c, Icu step down unit, AmeriCare home health, Victorious Care Ambulance, Hope Kidney Care Clinic, Dr. Varela and Staff Laredo Police Dept.

The family will be receiving guests on Friday, October 21, 2022, in the Angelus chapel at Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm, where a rosary will be recited at 7:00 pm. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2022, at San Vicente de Paul Catholic Church located at 2710 Boulanger St, Laredo, TX 78043. The Funeral Mass will begin at 10:30 am. Interment will follow to the 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 www.freddickey.com

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Visitation Information

Date: Friday, October 21, 2022

Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041

Service Information

Date: Saturday, October 22, 2022

San Vicente de Paul Catholic Church


2710 Boulanger
Laredo, Texas 78046

Cemetery Information

Date: Saturday, October 22, 2022

Calvary Catholic Cemetery


3600 McPherson Ave.
Laredo, Texas 78041


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Born: January 12, 1956
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dr. humberto varela, m.d. posted on 10/23/22

Abel was not only a patient but a friend. I enjoyed seeing him with his wife at my medical office. He was a gentleman. I was proud to know him and help medically where I could. Rest in Peace. dr. h.j. varela, m.d.


Jeannette Tobar posted on 10/22/22

Rest In Peace Peñon. My sincerest condolences ? go out to the Peña Family.


David & magda Guevara posted on 10/21/22

In memory of Abel Peña, David & magda Guevara lit a candle


Josie V. Lara posted on 10/21/22

Nancy, Gene, and entire Pena and Lopez Families We send you our most heartfelt condolences for the passing of Abel. May he Rest in Peace and perpetual light shine upon him in heaven. Sincerely, JoseLuis, Josie, Joseph, and RebeccaJo Lara ☮️?✝️??⛪️


Natalia Ríos posted on 10/21/22

Mi más sentido pésame para toda la familia peña


Eduardo Lopez jr posted on 10/20/22

Primo May the good Lord hold you in his arms we will deeply missed you for your good hospitality went me and my pops gose to Laredo you and my prima always welcome us with open arms till we me again primo with love your primo Lalo Lopez jr


Eduardo Lopez jr posted on 10/20/22

In memory of Abel Peña, Eduardo Lopez jr lit a candle


Cynthia Lopez Lambaren posted on 10/20/22

We're so sad to hear that your father has past away. He was always so kind. My father, your Tio Lalo, loved him so much. I feel blessed that my dad and I were able to be with your mom and dad the last time we were in Laredo. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Cynthia Lopez Lambaren and family


Nancy P. Granado posted on 10/20/22

Lighting a candle for your eternal rest my wonderful and loving brother. I will certainly miss you and our daily talks that we shared every day! Love you soooo very much and until I see you again, May you rest in peace with our Lord Jesus and our blessed mother Mary.


Maria elena buendia posted on 10/20/22

Our condolences to all the family


Maria elena buendia posted on 10/20/22

In memory of Abel Peña, Maria elena buendia lit a candle


Dinah Pena posted on 10/20/22

Oralia, and Abel's children my sincere condolences to you and your children on the loss of your husband and father. Abel was a very dear cousin to me. We took classes at Nixon together. When my grandfather passed Abel was there for me. I will miss him and keep his memory in my heart always. Once again my sincere condolences and prayers for the Peña family. To my other cousins, Alfredo, Nancy Alberto, Antonio, Norma and Alfonso. My condolences and my prayers for you all on the loss of your beloved brother. Gods strength be with you all... Dinah Peña


Vanessa posted on 10/20/22



Mr&Mrs Gene Rios posted on 10/19/22

My deepest condolences to all the family from Gene Rios and wife he was a great friend. May he rest in peace


Leopoldo Montemayor posted on 10/19/22

My most sencere condolences to all the Peña family. May he RIP


Mario Nunez posted on 10/19/22

El Peñón. My condolences to the entire Peña family ? May he Rest In Peace ?


Luis O Mata Jr posted on 10/19/22

Rest In Peace Mr. Peña! Thank you for always being so helpful and respectful to me! May you RIP!


Diana Lopez posted on 10/19/22

I still can believe you are gone cuñado. You left us so much beautiful memories. I (we) became a Cowboys fan because of you. You are now rejoicing with my beautiful niece, your parents and mami y papi and everyone else that left before us. I still remember your words that you loved us and we loved you too. Forever in our heart cuñado until we meet again sending you a big hug and Kiss all the way to heaven. My thought and prayer for my niece (Isabel) and nephews (Abel Jr. , Adrian, & Abe) and grandkids.??❤️??


Beda Morales Prince posted on 10/19/22

Abel, my cousin, was one of those that I earnestly hoped and prayed that I would get to see soon in life. We were separated by life's goings on. Recently and only for a short time I had the opportunity to touch bases with him and I believe God was being good to me. I believe in God's will, and so if not in this life, than I will see him in God's new glorious Kingdom. Hasta entonces primo!


Maria vitela moreno posted on 10/19/22

My deepest condolences to all the family prayers for all of you ??????????????


ARMANDO JAVIER DE LUNA posted on 10/19/22



Gera & Avelina Rodriguez posted on 10/19/22

Our deepest condolences to the Pena family may he RIP he was a very humble and great man.with a big heart we had the pleasure of meeting Mr Pena and his family at his Carnes Asadas where him and his family would make you feel at home you will be miss Mr. Pena but never forgotten. From: Gera & Avelina Rodriguez


Rudy Juarez posted on 10/18/22

Mi Amigo Abel , I will always remember the good times we had at my house watching the Cowboys Game with Gera, Ugarte, and me (Rudy Juarez). I'll see you on the other side my friend GO COWBOYS.