Jose Israel Villanueva

November 1, 1934 - September 18, 2023

Jose Israel Villanueva

Jose Israel Villanueva was born on November 1, 1934 in Texas to Antonio Villanueva and Angelita Lopez, both from Nuevo Leon, Mexico.  Jose’s family moved to Sacramento when he was a young boy and he spent the rest of his life in the area.

Jose married Socorro “Coco” Villanueva and they spent many, many happy years together. His pride and joy was his family.  He was blessed with nine children and three step-children, 35 grandchildren, 62 great grandchildren, seven step-grandchildren and six step-great-grandchildren.

Jose spent his work life as a demolition specialist in the construction industry.  His hard work and dedication were an inspiration to his friends and family.

Jose is survived by his loving wife Coco, eight of his children and their spouses: Martha (Tony), Isreal, Margie (Paul), Arsenio (Deanna), Albert, Sonia (Eddie), Celia (Chris), Andre (Tammie), as well as two of his step-children and their spouses:  Danny (Rosalind) and Desi (Marytza).  He is also survived by his grandchildren and great grandchildren.  He was dearly loved and will be missed by all.

Jose was preceded in death by both of his parents, his daughter Sylvia Villanueva and his step-son Ruben Pena.

Visitation & Rosary

Friday, September 29, 2023
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

St. Mary’s Funeral Center
6509 Fruitridge Rd
Sacramento, CA 95820

Mass

Friday, September 29, 2023
2:00 PM

St. Mary’s Funeral Center
6509 Fruitridge Rd
Sacramento, CA 95820

Committal service

Friday, September 29, 2023
3:00 PM

St. Mary’s Cemetery
6509 Fruitridge Rd
Sacramento, CA 95820