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Maureen A. Gonzalez

March 19, 1952 February 22, 2016
Maureen A. Gonzalez
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Obituary for Maureen A. Gonzalez

Maureen McDonough Gonzalez, left us to join God on Monday, February 22, 2016.

Maureen was born in Detroit, Michigan and is survived by her husband of 25 years, John Gonzalez. She is also survived by two Children: Jesse & Maria. Three Grandchildren: Luke, Noah and Tiana. In addition three siblings: Ginger (Al) Riehl, Patrice (Rick) Hartnett, Frank (Arlene) Holcomb.

Maureen attended St. Mary’s of Redford and received her para-legal degree from Madonna University. Maureen was born and raised in Detroit, MI; lived in Austin, TX; Cypress, TX; Brighton, MI and South Lyon, MI.

Maureen loved God, was deeply spiritual in her beliefs, and was heavily involved in her church. She participated in Cursillo in Chritianity (Austin, TX); the Austin, TX Diocese Synod and Christ Renews His Parish (Brighton, MI). She assisted her husband in running home-based Christian fellowships in Austin, TX. She was involved in the community with Meals on Wheels in Austin, TX. And other charitable causes in Brighton, MI.

Maureen was an extremely loving wife and mom. Maureen decided, in Texas, to retire from work and focus on raising her family to be God loving people. She continued this with her grandchildren as well. She loved family get-togethers, whether weddings, picnics, impromptu family settings, holidays and just going over and hanging out. She was known for closing parties or functions. ☺

Maureen loved to walk and was involved with different walk groups in Austin. She loved nature walks with her dog and family. Maureen loved nature and ensured there was wildlife around her homes by having bird feeders and other natural attractions.

She loved a good hot cup of coffee, breakfast tacos, pot roast, hot tea and short bread cookies. Chocolate donuts, chocolate dipped strawberries, dark chocolate and Michigan fudge.

She loved to travel and explore. She loved going to Petosky, MI., Sleeping Bear Dunes, Ludington, MI, Traverse, MI, Enchanted Rock, TX, Lookout Point, Austin, TX, Trapp Family Lodge, Stowe, VT, She also loved to go to Java Joe’s in St. Ignace, MI. She loved going to Ireland with her sisters, with the Bridget Gallagher Touring Company. She was known for taking roads less traveled to explore.

She spent Fourth of July’s in Boyne City, MI. She loved the community, lakes and sunsets.

She loved celebrating being Irish and would take every opportunity to do so. And was a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians.

We lovingly remember a fantastic woman who deeply touched all she encountered.

Visitation will be held at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 600 E. Main St., Brighton on Friday, February 26th from 3 - 8 PM. Rosary at 7 PM.

Mass of the Resurrection will take place at St. Patrick Parish, 711 Rickett Rd., Brighton on Saturday, February 27th at 10:30 AM with gathering to begin at 9:30 AM. Burial will take place at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield.

Memorial Contributions may be made in Maureen's name to: Solanus Casey Center, 1780 Mt. Elliott, Detroit, MI 48207

For further information, please phone 810.229.2905

Previous Events





3:00 PM 2/26/2016 3:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 2/26/2016 8:00:00 PM
Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Brighton

600 East Main Street
Brighton, MI 48116

Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Brighton
600 East Main Street Brighton 48116 MI
United States





10:30 AM 2/27/2016 10:30:00 AM
St. Patrick Catholic Church

711 Rickett Road
Brighton, MI 48116

with visitation beginning at 9:30 AM

St. Patrick Catholic Church
711 Rickett Road Brighton 48116 MI
United States

Cemetery Details


Holy Sepulchre Final Resting Place

25800 West 10 Mile Road
Southfield, MI 48033

25800 West 10 Mile Road Southfield 48033 MI
United States

Memorial Contribution

Solanus Casey Center

1780 Mt. Elliott
Detroit, MI 48207

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