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Danny George Gonzales Obituary

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Danny George Gonzales

Santa Fe, New Mexico

November 29, 1962 - July 14, 2022

Danny George Gonzales Obituary

 

Danny (Jorje) Gonzales went home to be with the Lord suddenly on July 14, 2022.  He is survived by his sister Mary Jo Gallegos and his Brothers Bob, Rick, David, Reuben and Marco Gonzales.  He was preceded in death by his parents Maria and Jose Gonzales.

 

Danny was born on November 29, 1962 in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  Danny made his First Holy Communion in the third grade while attending St. Francis Elementary School in Santa Fe. Danny loved to run and during High School at St. Michaels he won two Third Place finishes in the New Mexico Track and Field State Championships.  After attending high school at St. Michael’s Danny attended the University of New Mexico for one semester.  

 

After Danny’s first semester of college at UNM, he was struck a terrible form of mental illness called schizophrenia that stole away most of his normal life.  Danny was plagued by auditory hallucinations and paranoid thinking since the time he was 19 until the time he died on July 14th at 59 years old.  Almost every minute of his life was marked by turmoil and fear because of his illness.   Despite these issues Danny fought schizophrenia bravely to the best of his ability.  He tried every medicine that was available to relieve him of the disease.  

 

Mental health services were more widely available in Arizona when Danny was diagnosed with schizophrenia and Dan agreed with his family that he would have his best chance of recovery by moving to Phoenix, Arizona. Dan held down several jobs in Phoenix trying to support himself, but his mental illness got the best of him. He lived as a single and never married or had children.  Danny spent 25+ years in Phoenix and returned to Santa Fe in 2008.  

 

Many treatment programs touched Danny’s life and they saw him as kind spirited and easy to get along with despite his illness.  To Danny the voices he heard were real as he struggled constantly keeping them in check.  In his later years he had three voices he named Mathew, Kathy and Asil.  They were his constant scourge.  

 

Through Danny’s trying life with schizophrenia, he was humble and gentle.  He never complained about not having a normal life.  He never once asked a family member why he had such a terrible disease.  And he never focused on being sorry for himself.  He was meek in spirit and believed in God.  Danny often liked to pray with his Father and Mother and his family members.  He loved his family and always looked to and appreciated they’re support.   Danny loved outings especially fishing as there was never a day he went where he didn’t catch his limit.    

 

A visitation and Rosary for Danny will be held on August 10, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. at Berardinelli Mortuary.  Danny’s Funeral Mass will be held at St. Francis Cathedral Basilica on August 11, 2022 at 10 a.m. with Interment at Rosario Cemetery at 12 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, donations to the New Mexico Alliance for the Mentally Ill in Danny’s Memory are preferred (NAMI New Mexico 3900 Osuna Road NE

Albuquerque, NM 87109).

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Danny George Gonzales hosted by Berardinelli Family Funeral Service.

 

Danny (Jorje) Gonzales went home to be with the Lord suddenly on July 14, 2022.  He is survived by his sister Mary Jo Gallegos and his Brothers Bob, Rick, David, Reuben and Marco Gonzales.  He was preceded in death by his parents Maria and Jose Gonzales.

 

Danny was born on November 29, 1962 in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  Danny made his First Holy Communion in the third grade while attending St. Francis Elementary School in Santa Fe. Danny loved to run and during High School at St. Michaels he won two Third Place finishes in the New Mexico Track and Field State Championships.  After attending high school at St. Michael’s Danny attended the University of New Mexico for one semester.  

 

After Danny’s first semester of college at UNM, he was struck a terrible form of mental illness called schizophrenia that stole away most of his normal life.  Danny was plagued by auditory hallucinations and paranoid thinking since the time he was 19 until the time he died on July 14th at 59 years old.  Almost every minute of his life was marked by turmoil and fear because of his illness.   Despite these issues Danny fought schizophrenia bravely to the best of his ability.  He tried every medicine that was available to relieve him of the disease.  

 

Mental health services were more widely available in Arizona when Danny was diagnosed with schizophrenia and Dan agreed with his family that he would have his best chance of recovery by moving to Phoenix, Arizona. Dan held down several jobs in Phoenix trying to support himself, but his mental illness got the best of him. He lived as a single and never married or had children.  Danny spent 25+ years in Phoenix and returned to Santa Fe in 2008.  

 

Many treatment programs touched Danny’s life and they saw him as kind spirited and easy to get along with despite his illness.  To Danny the voices he heard were real as he struggled constantly keeping them in check.  In his later years he had three voices he named Mathew, Kathy and Asil.  They were his constant scourge.  

 

Through Danny’s trying life with schizophrenia, he was humble and gentle.  He never complained about not having a normal life.  He never once asked a family member why he had such a terrible disease.  And he never focused on being sorry for himself.  He was meek in spirit and believed in God.  Danny often liked to pray with his Father and Mother and his family members.  He loved his family and always looked to and appreciated they’re support.   Danny loved outings especially fishing as there was never a day he went where he didn’t catch his limit.    

 

A visitation and Rosary for Danny will be held on August 10, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. at Berardinelli Mortuary.  Danny’s Funeral Mass will be held at St. Francis Cathedral Basilica on August 11, 2022 at 10 a.m. with Interment at Rosario Cemetery at 12 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, donations to the New Mexico Alliance for the Mentally Ill in Danny’s Memory are preferred (NAMI New Mexico 3900 Osuna Road NE

Albuquerque, NM 87109).

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Danny George Gonzales hosted by Berardinelli Family Funeral Service.

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