JOSE M. ALVARADO SR. VICTORIA - Jose Maria Alvarado Sr., age 81, began his heavenly life on Wednesday, December 25, 2019. He was born on June 21, 1938 in Inez, Texas to the late Francisco "Pancho" Alvarado and Margarita Ortega Alvarado. Jose served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was stationed in Germany. After working as a superintendent for Alvarez Construction he retired in 2012 due to his health. He was a lifelong member of Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church where he faithfully served on the Parish Council, OLS Ushers, Cursillo, Tu Yo y Cristo, and the Funeral Rosary Ministry. He greatly enjoyed participating in ACTS Retreats with his many brothers in Christ. Jose was always quick to volunteer himself (and us) for the annual OLS Jamaica, cooking an average of 600 pounds of menudo each year. It was a family project and so good that it sold out every year. Daddy, Grandpa, Popo, Mr. Joe was especially known for his infectious sense of humor. He loved to hear a funny story, but loved to tell one even more. He made funny faces, gave goofy nicknames, and had the eye roll down to an art form. This legacy continues in a number of family members. He loved children & young people and made a point to show it. He especially loved coaching Little League Baseball with his dear friends. Together they led the CWV teams to numerous championships. He was always eager to share his faith journey and the challenges he experienced. In his latter years he prayed his rosary daily finding strength, perseverance and comfort as he struggled physically and emotionally with his failing health. Jose is survived by his loving wife Nickolasa Luera Alvarado of Victoria, the love of his life for 62 years; Daughter: Pearl Alvarado Davis (Larry) of Brownsboro, TX; 3 Sons: Jose Alvarado Jr (Brenda) of Corpus Christi, Texas; Jesse Alvarado of Victoria; and John Alvarado (Coralynn) of Alice, Texas; 14 Grandchildren and 18 Great-Grandchildren. Visitation will begin on Sunday, December 29, 2019 from 5pm to 9pm with a Rosary to be recited at 7pm at Angel Lucy's Funeral Home in Victoria, Tx. Visitation will resume on Monday, December 30, 2019 at 9am to 11am at the Funeral Home. Visitation will continue at 12:15pm with a Funeral Mass to be celebrated at 1pm at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Victoria. Burial to follow at Resurrection Cemetery. Pallbearers will be his Grandchildren Rick Vega, Gabriel Alvarado, Jonathan Alvarado, Celeste Alvarado, Johnny Alvarado, Jose Alvarado III & Great Grandson Derrick Dominguez. Under the direction of Angel Lucy's Funeral Home in Victoria, Texas 361-575-3212.

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Susie Highsmith

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