Gabino (GABBY) Villanueva III Obituary

Description: Gabino (GABBY) Villanueva III Obituary... Our Heartfelt Condolences To His Loved Ones...

Published: 04/12/2022
Byline: Hart
Gabino "GABBY" Villanueva III

June 28, 1949 - April 3, 2022


Gabino Villanueva III “Gabby” of Houston, Texas peacefully entered into rest with his family by his side April 3, 2022 after a courageous eight year battle with cancer.

Gabby was born, June 28, 1949 to Dora and Gabino T. Villanueva in Dallas, Texas. He was 72 years of age.

Gabby is survived by his loving wife of 28 years Rosalie Florez, three children, Cristina, Edward, (Michelle), Steven (Morgan) Villanueva. Grandchildren Christopher, Christian Pinales, Eddie, Alyssa, Parker Villanueva. Brothers Alfonso, Anthony Villanueva, (Andrea).
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Edward Villanueva.

Gabby loved spending time with his family, playing golf, going fishing and loved to travel. Gabby was an avid reader, active volunteer for MD Anderson Cancer Center. He loved his music, he played in several bands in his younger years. Gabby continued to work in the tele-communications industry for many years with Lucent Technology, Nokia, Samsung. Gabby was a member of Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, PAGA golf, and the North Dallas Bulldog Class of 1967. Gabby especially will be remembered for his strength, smile and STAY POSITIVE attitude. Gabby lived his life with his mantra "STAY POSITIVE !"

Online Condolences and Shared Memories can be made at

There will be a service for Gabby in Texas and a second service in Colorado.

1st Services: Dallas, TX
Mary Immaculate Catholic Church
2800 Valwood Pkwy
Farmers Branch, TX 775234
April 20, 2022
Rosary 10 AM
Mass 1030 AM
Following the Mass there will be reception dinner.

2nd Service: Rocky Ford, CO
St. Peters Catholic Church
1209 Swink Ave
Rocky Ford, CO 81067
April 30, 2022
Rosary 930 AM
Mass 1000 AM
Following the services there will be reception dinner at St Peter's Parish hall.

Gabby's Ashes will be laid to rest in Colorado at the Rocky Ford Cemetery.