Vicente G. Gonzalez

Vicente G. Gonzalez, 89, passed away peacefully at his home in Ashburn, Virginia on May 8th, 2019, after a long struggle with cancer.

Vicente was born on October 10, 1929 in Quito, Ecuador, son of the late Jose Rafael Gonzalez and Luz Maria Herrera. Vicente lived in the US since 1956 and in 1961 married the late Maria Gonzalez, his wife for over 55 years. They lived in Falls Church, Virginia for 50 years where they raised their family.   Vicente worked as Banquet Captain at The Mayflower Hotel in Washington DC for over 40 years where he provided hospitality to many dignitaries, celebrities and politicians. In 1993 Vicente became a Naturalized Citizen of the United States for which he and his family were very proud.

Vicente is survived by his three children, Vicente Gonzalez, Elizabeth McDonald, and Francisco Gonzalez; five grandchildren, Michael, Alexander, Christina, Katherine, and Mateo; his brother Luis Gonzalez and numerous relatives and friends.

Mass of Christian Burial at St. Philip Catholic Church, 7506 St. Philip’s Court, Falls Church, VA on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 11:00am, with a visitation prior from 10:30 – 11:00 am. Burial at Columbia Gardens Cemetery in Arlington, VA. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made in Vicente’s name to the American Cancer Society (

17 Responses to Vicente G. Gonzalez

  1. Russ and Mary Pearce says:

    Our deepest condolences

    • Juan Alvarez says:

      Nuestro más sentido pésame. Un fuerte abrazo de Juan Alvarez, esposa e hija para toda la familia

  2. Betty J McDonald says:

    Sorry for your families loss.

  3. Leonora (Lee) Tobin says:

    Francesco & familia, Deepest condolences to you and yours. I asked our Lord and Savior to wrap his arms around you all and comfort you in these difficult days.

  4. Loussik Roumian says:

    Tio Vicente, te echare mucho de menos.

  5. José María Alvarez y familia. says:

    Sentimos mucho la pérdida de nuestro hermano y tío Vicente.
    Siempre lo recordaremos con mucho cariño.
    Un fuerte abrazo a todos.

  6. Jan, Jayne y familia says:

    Sentimos mucho la perdida de nuestro tío tan querido, un hombre lleno de vida. Le recordaremos siempre. Ahora estará tranquilo y en paz y con la tía Maruja.
    Un abrazo a todos nuestros primos. Estáis en nuestros pensamientos.

  7. Barbara Jenkind says:

    Frank and Mindy, so very sorry. Met him at Rosie’s funeral. A very nice man. Deepest sympathies.

  8. Isabel Martín Pérez says:

    Quiero expresar mi mas sentido pésame a toda la familia de Vicente, al que recordaré siempre con mucho cariño, porque además , él era supercariñoso y muy alegre y positivo. Descanse en paz.

    Isabel ( hija de Veneranda ) y familia.

  9. Vincente A. Pulupa says:

    Ofrecemos nuestro sincero pésame a toda la familia suya. Qué Dios les bendiga a ustedes y al muy querido compadre. Con mucho cariño y amor,

  10. Monica Buehrle says:

    Vince and family, my deepest condolences on the loss of your father. Blessings on you all and the favor of memories of your dad that last more than a lifetime.

    Warm regards,
    Monica Buehrle

  11. Carlos murillo says:

    It is with a very heavy heart that we express our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Remembering my dear uncle, as it was 63 years ago since the three of us along with my mom came to the United States. What a legacy he made in his beautiful family.
    God bless you and your family.

  12. Kim beverage says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you. Hope you find peace in the wonderful life he lived

  13. Kim beverage says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Hope you find peace in the wonderful life he lived.

  14. Luis Gonzalo says:

    Queridos primos!
    Please know that you all are in our prayers, find comfort that my dear uncle Vicente is in Gods hands. I remember him dearly, especially that he was quite strict with Victor and me in Ecuador, as we were growing up there. You all have been blessed with a great Dad. God bless you all and comfort you in your grief.

    Luis Gonzalo y Maxine

  15. Wanda combs says:

    Vince so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and the family.Wanda

  16. Louis beaulieu says:

    I am sorry for your loss. A wonderful man and life lived. Thanks God and eternal rest to him.

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