Daniel Gonzalez

May 1958
December 2023


Losing such a good man has been so devastating for our family, My husband Daniel A/K/A Papi Chulo was a self-employed construction worker, he worked for many years building houses in Puerto Rico, we moved here to Florida and he continued working building houses, he would lay tiles, repair, build cabinets, fix automobiles he would fix anything that was put in front of him, unfortunately, he is unable to fix our broken hearts 💔, he was an excellent father, brother, and husband, he was not perfect but he was perfect for me, we were together for 25 years before Alzheimer's came into our lives😪, he was also a kidney transplant patient, doing that transplant was the best decision we ever made, he was able to go back to work and enjoy his life without dialysis, he was so happy about that. Once he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's and dementia our world was thrown upside down, a man who would take care of so many things in one day was not even able to remember where we kept the toothpaste or where his everyday clothes were, I was his only caregiver for a long time before his insurance decided to help, it was very difficult to go to the supermarket because he would wander off, he started getting lost all the time, the police, the fire department and the canine units had to come and help us locate him in more than one occasion. At times his condition was so bad that I didn't know what to do, but I did remember that he was my husband, he was a very loving man, and he would do anything for anyone, you that have a loved one suffering from Alzheimer's please always try to remember that the things they're going to do they don't do to aggravate you, they have no control over what they do anymore, I know you will lose your patience and you might yell and scream at them, but just remember that they still feel, cry and suffer and would do anything to go back to their previous life. When I used to look into my husband's eyes, I would see those stories and memories he would no longer be able to tell, I would see the fear in his eyes when he started having hallucinations and the pain in my heart was unbearable, The only relief I have now is knowing that he is with God in heaven because he was a Christian man and I know I will see him again. I will always love you Papi Chulo I don't know what the future holds for me, but I know that you made my world better by being in it, and right now I would give anything to have you back in my world. You will be also missed by your mother, brothers, sister, nieces and nephews, and all of your beautiful grandchildren.

Friends & Family

Elizabeth Ramos, wife; Daniel A Gonzalez, son; Ilimary Gonzalez, Daughter; Krystle R. Martin-Reddick, Daughter

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