Rafaela Arce

March 27, 1936 - December 8, 2015
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Rafaela Arce, 79, passed away peacefully Tuesday, December 8, 2015, at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Mrs. Arce was a devoted mother and grandmother whose interest included gardening, reading, tending to her birds and cooking for her family. She devoted much of her time and energy to all her children especially her grandchildren.

Mrs. Arce is preceded in death by her daughter: Araceli Arce, parents: Trinidad (Maria Luisa) Gonzalez and loved as a mother, Clarita Gonzalez.

Left to cherish her memory is her husband: Gonzalo Arce, children: Lauro Luis (Alicia) Arce, Gonzalo (Diana) Arce, Jose Trinidad (Alma) Arce, Maria Luisa (Jose Raul) Cantu, Rosalinda (Javier) Serna, Margarita Delgado, Claudia Arce, Sylvia (Jesus) Gonzalez and Patricia (Juan Antonio) Delgado, 32 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends.

The family will be receiving guests Wednesday, December 9, 2015, from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services where a holy rosary will be recited at 7: 00 pm.  Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 10, 2015, at Mother Cabrini Catholic Church.  Funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:00 am.  Interment will follow to Memorial Gardens Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be: Jesús González, Miguel A. Herrera, Lauro Luis Arce, Gonzalo Arce, José Trinidad Arce and Lauro Luis Arce, Jr.

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

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041

Rosary at 7:00 pm

Service Information

Date: Thursday, December 10, 2015

Time: 10:00 am

Mother Cabrini Catholic Church


3018 Davis
Laredo, Texas 78040

Mass at 10:00 am

Cemetery Information

Date: Thursday, December 10, 2015

Time: 11:00 am

Memorial Gardens of Laredo Cemetery


HWY 359
Laredo, Texas 78041


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Born: March 27, 1936
Died: December 8, 2015

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javier gonzalez posted on 10/24/21

this is javier/jr your great grandson i just wanted to say im really really missing you right now wela. its currently 2021, its been 6 years since you've passed i remember getting home from school and you cooking food for me which was delicious i also remember you treating me like the favorite you were always so supportive and you never got angry at me. and i have many more memories. we all love you wela and you will never be forgotten-jr


Julio@Alma Villanueva posted on 12/10/15

Nuestro mas sincesaras condolencias Oramos por su eterno descanso y para que La Paz y el Consuelo De Dios los acompane y Fortalezca. Julio&Alma.Villanueva