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Santa Julia Gonzalez

July 24, 1934 ~ July 31, 2017 (age 83)

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Santa Julia Gonzalez, age 83 of East Chicago, IN passed away Monday, July 31, 2017.  She is survived by 5children: Raymond (Sissy), Arthur (Colm) Rodriguez, Victor Rodriguez, Irma (Bruce) Long and Juanita (Steve) Segura; grandchildren: Steven Julius, Lucian, Azalia, Cyan and Preya Segura, Victor Angel Rodriguez, Edwardo Colon, Jose Colon, Eugene Roman-Colon, Victor Ray Gonzalez, Ray, Jr., Tammy  and Michelle Faiola; great grandchildren: Yolanda, Alexis, Adrianna, Brandy, Jocelyn and Addison Colon and Mariah Faiola; brother, Isabello Gonzalez; sister, Lydia Carratitni; nieces and nephews.  Preceded in death by husband, Isidro Rodriguez; parents, Pedro Gonzalez and Felicita De Jesus; son, Edwardo Colon; sister, Juanita Del Valle.

Visitation at FIFE FUNERAL HOME, 4201 Indianapolis Blvd., East Chicago, IN will be from 4:00 to 7:00 pm on Friday, August 4, 2017.  Pastor Donald Ramirez will hold services at 7:00 pm on Friday.

Our mom was a very giving person who took pleasure in giving to others.  She especially was known as the mom who always fed your belly until it was full.  You couldn’t visit her without leaving with a plate of food or with a satisfied palate.  Her cooking was amazing, but most of all she had a big empathetic heart that beated to help others until it beated no more.

The world has lost a soul that mastered the art of love and forgiveness.  She believed that no matter how large or small the task was, you can accomplish anything in life if you are determined and focused.  She lived for her family and always made herself available to us no matter what was on her agenda.  She gave everything she had and never thought about material possessions.  Her only lot in life was for her family to live a happy and fulfilling life.  Nothing was more important to her than family and she displayed it every day of her life.  She always came to a family gathering with more food than was needed, but her philosophy was that good food was necessary for the soul.

What we will miss the most are her phone calls every day, her delicious food, but most of all her unconditional love!  The soul we lost on earth has traveled to heaven where she will be reunited with many loved ones, including our dad.

We were blessed to have learned many valuable lessons and will cherish what we learned every day of our lives.  We will carry on her legacy of giving for many years to come and will not bid farewell as her spirit and teachings will live within us forever!

Safe journey, Mommy! We love you more than can ever be measured!

Santa retired from the City of East Chicago. Donations to LUNGevity Foundations would be appreciated.  To share a memory or send a permanent online condolence, logon to

Charitable donations may be made to:

LUNGevity Foundation
228 S. Wabash Avenue, Suite 700, Chicgao IL 60604
Tel: 1-312-407-6100

 Service Information

August 4, 2017

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Fife Funeral Home
4201 Indianapolis Blvd.
East Chicago, IN 46312

Funeral Service
August 4, 2017

7:00 PM
Fife Funeral Home
4201 Indianapolis Blvd.
East Chicago, IN 46312

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