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Ignacio Gonzalez, 90; Longtime Greenwich Resident, Avid Gardener


Ignacio Gonzalez, died Jan. 4, 2014 in his Greenwich home surrounded by his family. He was 90.

He was born Oct. 17, 1923 in Cuba, a son of the late Felipe and Emilia Gonzalez .

Mr. Gonzalez was a long-time Greenwich resident. He was an avid gardener who loved to feed the cardinals that regularly visited his garden. He also enjoyed baseball, going dancing with his wife Emilia, and relaxing with a good Cuban cigar and a glass of rum.

Mr. Gonzalez is survived by his wife of 58 years, Emilia; daughters Emilie Perri of Greenwich and Anna Vitti of Newtown; grandchildren Brucene Beaudoin, Ryan Perri and Matthew Vitti; great-grandchildren Andrea Beaudoin, Sophia Beaudoin, and Sabuna Machado. 

Family and friends are invited to visit from 4 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 7 at the Castiglione Funeral Home, 134 Hamilton Ave. Greenwich. A prayer service will begin at 5:30 p.m. Burial will take place at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 8, in St. Mary Cemetery, North Street, Greenwich. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Greenwich Hospital Hospice Care, 5 Perryridge Rd., Greenwich, CT 06830.

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