2016-08-25 / Obituaries

Herminia Perez

Funeral services for Herminia Perez, 88, of Giddings, were held on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at St. Margaret’s Catholic Church in Giddings with Father Uche Andeh officiating.

Herminia (Gonzales) Perez was born on April 25, 1928 in Paige, Texas to Camilo and Matea Gonzales. She graduated from Giddings High School in 1946 and married Butchild “Butch” Perez on May 14, 1950 at St. Margaret’s Catholic Church in Giddings. She was a faithful member of St. Margaret’s Catholic Church where she had been a member of the Altar Society. Herminia was a loving and devoted homemaker who enjoyed gardening, loving on her grandchildren and making tamales. She passed away the morning of Saturday, August 20, 2016 at the Giddings Residence and Rehabilitation Center.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 65 years, Butch Perez; her son-in-law, Stan DeGerolami; her brothers, Valentine Gonzales, Jacinto Gonzales and Juan Gonzales, and her sister, Estephanie Carrillo.

Herminia is survived by her three daughters, Virginia & Ramiro Cantu of Giddings, Mary Frances Arriaga of Giddings and Christine DeGerolami of Giddings; her two sons, Father Greg Perez & Doug Flores of New Jersey and Barry & Angie Perez of San Antonio; twelve grandchildren, Giovanni & Melissa DeGerolami of San Antonio, Yvonne & Jason Lieble of Italy, Stephanie & David Wurtz of Bay City, Coco & Danny O’Donnell of Giddings, Paula & Jared Hicks of Fort Worth, Gabriel Cantu of Kyle, Kat Sabino of Colorado, Matt & Sara DeGerolami of Brenham, Michelle DeGerolami of Giddings, Alyson DeGerolami of Giddings, Christian Perez of San Antonio and Alexis Perez of San Antonio; sixteen great grandchildren; two brothers, Vicente & Nellie Gonzales of Bastrop and Lupe & Irma Gonzales of Elgin; two sisters, Ann Alfaro of Austin and Carrie Hernandez of Austin; one sister-in-law, Rachel Gonzales of Giddings, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, St. Margaret’s Catholic Church CCD Building Fund or the charity of one’s choice.

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