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Cecilio Avila

September 26, 1952 - February 9, 2013
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Cecilio Avila Sr., 60, of Brownsville, Texas, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at his home. He was born on Sept. 26, 1952, in Robstown, Texas, and moved to Brownsville as a young man. He was a devoted son, husband, father, brother, uncle, grandfather and close friend to many and was always going above and beyond to help those in need. He worked many years in the port industry and the last 28 years with Dix Shipping Co. He was President of the Brownsville-SPI Propeller Club. Cecil loved the Dallas Cowboys, loved playing pool, traveling, visiting family, dining out, attending birthdays, get-togethers and other...
Cecilio Avila Sr., 60, of Brownsville, Texas, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at his home.

He was born on Sept. 26, 1952, in Robstown, Texas, and moved to Brownsville as a young man.

He was a devoted son, husband, father, brother, uncle, grandfather and close friend to many and was always going above and beyond to help those in need. He worked many years in the port industry and the last 28 years with Dix Shipping Co.

He was President of the Brownsville-SPI Propeller Club. Cecil loved the Dallas Cowboys, loved playing pool, traveling, visiting family, dining out, attending birthdays, get-togethers and other activities of his sons, nephews and grandkids, he very much enjoyed life and cherished family.

He was preceded in death by his father, Espiridion Lara Avila Sr., and his brother, Gerardo (Jerry) Avila.

He is survived by his loving wife Letty; his mother Paula G. Avila (whom he loved dearly);2 sons, Cecilio Avila Jr., Cecil Adrian Avila; 2 stepsons, Gerald (Diana) Neal, Mike Neal; daughter, Patricia Ann (Frank) Munoz; brothers, Juan, Bernie (Lisa) , Ricky (Diane) and Espiridion Jr.; five sisters ,Tomasita (Eddie) Treviño, Maria Elena Avila, Sandra (Erasmo) Perez, Gracie Avila, and Maria Amada (Charlie) Valerio; numerous nieces, nephews and 11 grandchildren.

Visitation will be Tuesday, Feb. 12 beginning at 10 a.m., followed by the recitation of a Holy Rosary at 7 p.m. at Funeraria Del Angel Buena Vista.

The funeral mass will be held Wednesday Feb. 13, at 2 p.m. at Christ the King Catholic Church followed by burial at Buena Vista Burial Park.

Pallbearers will be Cecil Adrian Avila, Michael Neal, Gerald Neal, Cecilio Avila Jr., Juan Avila, and Bernie Avila.

You may view the obituary, sign the guestbook, and send your condolences online to Cecilio Avila's family at www.funerariadelangelbuenavista.com or www.MeM.com

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Funeraria Del Angel Buena Vista, cemeteries, mausoleums, and crematory. 125 McDavitt Blvd., Brownsville, Texas 78521 (956) 541-5400. Dignity Memorial Provider.

"Hi daddy...Today is one month since you entered into eternal peace in heaven. Brianna & I both dreamt about you last night & we both saw that you are happy..." Patricia, Allison, Brianna, Frank & Franky Munoz (Los Fresnos, TX)

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