Ricardo Peña

May 22, 1934 - November 16, 2022
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Nora H Mendiola
Norma L Vela Villarreal
Sylvia A Montemayor
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Ricardo Peña, 88, passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on, Wednesday, November 16, 2022.

Ricardo proudly served his country as a U.S. Army Veteran during the Korean Conflict. He worked at the City of Laredo Health Department before he retired. His favorite pastime was going to the ranch but most of all he was devoted to his faith and family.

He is preceded in death by his beloved wife Alicia Peña.

Ricardo is survived by his children, Norma (Rogelio+) Ortiz, Ricardo (Alma) Peña, Jr., Daniel (Diana) Peña, Miguel (Sara) Peña, Alma (Gerardo) Rodriguez; grandchildren, Roger, Chris, Ricardo III+, Marco, Alisa, Nicolas, Daniel Justin, Valerie, Miguel, Jr., Joseph, Karina, Gerardo III, and Ricardo; brother, Reynaldo Peña; 9 great-grandchildren; as well as numerous other family and friends.

The family of Ricardo Peña wishes to extend our appreciation to Rocha Primary Care, Nurses on Wheels and Special thanks to Conchis, Lydia, Mayra, and Paty who were his caretakers. 

The family will be receiving guests on Monday, November 21, 2022, in the Angelus chapel at Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. A Holy Rosary will begin at 7:00 pm. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, November 22, 2022, at San Vicente de Paul Catholic Church located at 2710 Boulanger St, Laredo, TX 78043. The Funeral Mass will begin at 10:00 am. Interment will follow to the Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Military Honors will be provided by the American Legion Post 59 of Laredo and Presentation of the U.S. Flag will be provided by the U.S. Army Honor Guard.

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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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Monday, November 21, 2022

Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041

A Holy Rosary will begin at 7:00 pm

Service Information

Date: Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Time: 10:00 am

San Vicente de Paul Catholic Church


2710 Boulanger
Laredo, Texas 78046

Cemetery Information

Date: Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Calvary Catholic Cemetery


3600 McPherson Ave.
Laredo, Texas 78041


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Born: May 22, 1934
Died: November 16, 2022

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Gerardo Ramiro Esquivel posted on 11/22/22

My grandfather was Ramiro Pena, brother of Ricardo. I remember going to Tio Ricardo's house with my family as a kid for family gatherings. His back yard was like a maze. My brother and I had a blast running around playing with all the younger kids. Now I work at a concrete ready-mix company in Laredo and not too long ago Tio Ricardo called me because he wanted to pour a slab at the ranch. After much planning and a rain cancellation, we finally sent the trucks to the ranch for the pour. As mentioned yesterday at the Rosary, he did all this to bring his family together. Tio Ricardo had a gentle soul and will be missed.


Nora H Mendiola posted on 11/21/22

My most sincere condolences to The Peña Family. It was a great pleasure in getting to know Mr. Peña. He had such a beautiful soul and was a very understanding person. He will be greatly missed. Thank you Norma for giving me the opportunity to be his CNA and for the trust you had in me. God bless you and your family always ? ❤️ Nora Mendiola


Norma L Vela Villarreal posted on 11/21/22

My sincerest condolences to you all. Your dad was a very special man. I have very fond memories of him from my childhood. I pray for strength and peace.


Ricardo Martinez posted on 11/21/22

I met Mr. Pena when I worked for the City of Laredo Health Department, he was the kindest man I had ever met, he was caring, loving and just a joy to be around with. This world was a better place with him and now heaven will have the honor of his presence. On behalf of my wife Nora and I, we would like to offer our condolences to the entire Pena family, may you find some comfort in knowing that he now sits with the Lord in his Kingdom. May he rest in peace.


Sylvia A Montemayor posted on 11/20/22

My dad and I often sit and talk about his remembrances of the childhood he shared with your mom. His memories helpme to recall mine. Christmas visits to your house and your dad's, ever present, smile. May God grant you the peace and comfort, all our love the Montemayor Family


James & Martha Pappas posted on 11/20/22

Dear Pena family, Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of Mr. Pena. May he rest in peace in the kingdom of Heaven, and may you be comforted in this time of mourning. James & Martha (Lopez) Pappas


Jorge Iruegas and family posted on 11/17/22

In memory of Ricardo Peña, Jorge Iruegas and family lit a candle


Jorge Iruegas and family posted on 11/17/22

Our sincere most heartfelt condolences to the entire family, ?


Irma Soto posted on 11/17/22

Our sincere condolences on your loss. We were truly blessed to have him in our lives. Tio Ricardo will be truly missed.


Laura Govea posted on 11/16/22

I’m so sorry for your Loss, My Condolences ? to the Peña Family. R.I.P. Mr. Peña ?