Maria O. Gonzalez

Maria O. Gonzalez, 84, passed away peacefully at her home in Ashburn, Virginia on August 29th, 2017, after a long struggle with Parkinson’s disease.
Maria was born on January 1, 1933 in Muros de Nalon, Spain, daughter of the late Francisco Vasquez and Olvido Rodriguez. She traveled the world as a nanny for a family where she lived in England, Switzerland, Chile, Sweden, Tehran, and finally the United States. Maria lived in the US since 1956 and in 1961 married Vicente Gonzalez, her husband for over 55 years. They lived in Falls Church, Virginia for 50 years where she raised her family and worked at The Falls Church Episcopal Day School for 20 years.
Maria is survived by her husband, Vicente Gonzalez of Ashburn; three children, Vicente Gonzalez, Elizabeth McDonald, and Francisco Gonzalez; five grandchildren, Michael, Alexander, Christina, Katherine, and Mateo; her brothers, Jose Mari and Juan, who both reside in Spain; and numerous relatives and friends.
Mass of Christian Burial at St. Philip Catholic Church, 7506 Philip’s Court, Falls Church, VA on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 11:30am, with a visitation prior from 11 – 11:30 am. Burial at Columbia Gardens Cemetery in Arlington, VA. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made in Maria’s name to the American Parkinson’s Disease Association (

13 Responses to Maria O. Gonzalez

  1. Jenny Stephens says:

    To the Gonzalez family, We are so sorry to hear about the loss of Maria. Prayers to the family at this most difficult time.

    Oley Racey, Doris Racey, Jenny, Morgan and Jaxson Stephens

  2. Jill Mantz says:

    Prayers for this family during their time of grief. The Gonzalez family was always so kind to us.

  3. Juan y familia says:

    Querida familia, aunque esteis lejos de nosotros, os tenemos reservado un espacio en nuestros corazones. Nuestro más sentido pésame

  4. Loussik says:

    Queridos Tio y Primos,
    Hemos compartido muchos momentos felices con mi Tia y en estos dias tan tristes debemos recordar esos momentos pues asi lo hubiera querido ella.
    Os quiero mucho

  5. Victor and Carole Murillo says:

    Our love and prayers are with the family and friends of Maria.

  6. Luis Antonio Gómez says:

    La familia de María Antonia Martís Rodríguez os damos nuestro más sentido pésame.
    Un beso y un abrazo.

  7. José Mari, Manolita y familia says:

    Querida familia,
    En estos tristes momentos queremos mandaros todo nuestro ánimo. Siempre recordaremos con cariño a nuestra hermana y tía Maruja.
    Muchos besos a todos.

  8. Leonora (Lee) Tobin says:

    Condolences to Francesco and family in these difficult days.

  9. Jan y Jayne y familia says:

    Sentimos mucho la perdida de nuestra querida tia Maruja. Los recuerdos de sus viajes a España quedan grabados en nuestros corazones. Un beso muy fuerte a nuestro tio Vicente y a todos sus hijos y nietos.

  10. La familia de Vincente Pulupa says:

    Mandamos nuestro pesame, y os tenemos en nuestras oraciones.
    Que Dios bendiga a toda la familia Gonzalez,
    Con abrazos fuertes,
    Vincente Pulupa y familia

  11. David Morales says:

    Sorry for your loss my she rest in peace god bless

  12. Luis & Maxine Murillo says:

    Those we love don’t go away,
    They walk beside us every day,
    unseen, unheard but always near, still loved, still missed and very dear.
    Our love and prayers are with you as we remember Mimi!
    Luis Gonzalo y Maxine

  13. Judith G. Caratenuto says:

    Dear Mr. Gonzalez, Vince, Elizabeth, Frank and family, I want to express my condolences on the loss of Mrs. Gonzalez. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I pray that Maria will rest peacefully in the arms of God forever. Love and every blessing, Judy

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