Debbie Gonzales Rivera

Our beloved Debbie Gonzales Rivera, age 51, passed away on July 29, 2020.


She was preceded in death by her parents, Susie, Mechalia, and Fred; siblings, Irma and PJ; and grandson, Carlos.


She is survived by her loving husband, Jose Ramiro Rivera; children, Emily (Felix), Tony (Karina), and Pauline Gonzales; grandchildren, Christian, Ana, Isabella, Angelica, Jose-Alex, Anthony, Jr., Michael, and John David; her step-father, Sigfrido Rosado, and siblings, Della (Armando), Annette, Susan (Richard), Alfred (Monica), Henrietta (Albert), Anthony (Gayla) and Carol (Jesus). Debbie is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and many other loving family and friends.


The world has lost a bright and shining light who will be missed beyond measure. Mom Debbie was the type of person who always had a smile on her face even when the weight of the world was bearing down on her shoulders. She who loved and cared deeply is no longer suffering and i sresting in a better place. She enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildre, brothers and sisters. Her heart and home were always open. She devoted her final years to God serving in various ministries in her church. Though she may be gone from this world, she will live on in the hearts and memories of those who knew and love her. 


Visitation will be held from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. with Recitation of the Holy Rosary beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, August 3, 2020 at Austin Peel and Son Funeral Home, located at 607 E. Anderson Lane, Austin, Texas 78752. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, located at 1101 W New Hope Dr, Cedar Park, TX 78613. Interment will follow at Bagdad Cemetery.


Rosary will be live streamed through facebook live.  Follow the link to Austin Peel and Son Funeral Home


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Due to the Coronavirus /  COVID-19 Restrictions from the City of Austin,

capacity levels are restricted at funeral homes, churches, and cemeteries.

Each person entering the funeral home, church, and cemetery will be required to wear a mask

and to practice social distancing of 6 feet or more.   If you are ill or are concerned about the virus,

it is recommended that you not attend services. 

The family is so grateful to everyone for their understanding, love, and support

during this very difficult time.