Alfred Rangel
Thursday
9
December

Visitation Service

5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday, December 9, 2021
Mission Funeral Home - East Chapel
1615 E. Cesar Chavez St.
Austin, Texas, United States
512-476-4355
Thursday
9
December

Recitation Of Holy Rosary

7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Thursday, December 9, 2021
Mission Funeral Home - East Chapel
1615 E. Cesar Chavez St.
Austin, Texas, United States
512-476-4355
Friday
10
December

Funeral Mass

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Friday, December 10, 2021
San Jose Catholic Church
2435 Oak Crest
Austin, Texas, United States
512-444-7587
Friday
10
December

Interment

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Friday, December 10, 2021
Assumption Cemetery
3650 S IH-35
Austin, Texas, United States
512-442-4252

Obituary of Alfred Rangel

Alfred (Bosco) P. Rangel, a beloved husband, father, grandfather, friend, and local activist of Brown Berets passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Wednesday, November 24, 2021, in Austin, Texas. He was the youngest son born to Nicholas and Pauline Rangel.

 

Bosco is survived by his wife, Vicenta (Bessie) Rangel; his children, Claudia Garcia and husband Bill, Alfred Rangel Jr., and DeAndra Guerrero, Emiliano Rangel and wife Theresa, and his eight grandchildren; Romen, Sebastian, and Alonzo Garcia; Justin and Ally Rangel, Celeste, Caitlyn, and Ciara Rangel. He is also survived by his siblings Pete Rangel (Margaret), Beatrice Castro, and Mary Cano. He is preceded in death by his parents Nicholas and Pauline Rangel; siblings Joe Rangel, Martin Rangel, Irene Martinez, brother-in-laws Elias Castro, Alex Cano, and granddaughter Celeste Rangel.

 

Bosco was born in Austin, Texas, graduated from Albert Sidney Johnston High School in 1966. He attended Austin Community College and worked as a Computer Technician at Stephen F. Austin State Building. On December 10, 1967, he married Vicenta (Bessie) and they have been married for 55 years.

 

Bosco was a hero, mentor, and local activist of the Brown Berets. His life was defined by the Brown Beret motto to defend, protect, and serve the Chicano community. Bosco worked on several pressing issues in East Austin including but not limited to youth in recreational programs and repairing homes for the elderly. We live by his words “Que Viva La Raza”. Bosco loved music, dancing, playing guitar, and enjoying his specialty drink of Crown Royal on the rocks. He as well was a religious man who instilled God, prayer, and forgiveness. He will be deeply missed by his friends, family, and all who knew him.

 

His children are gratefully honored for the wisdom, knowledge, courage, and strength he instilled in us. We love you pops!

 

The family would like to extend a very special thank you to all the staff at Seton Hospital north 4th floor for taking such wonderful care of Bosco.

 

Serving as pallbearers are Andrew Romero, Mark Morgan, Benny Ochoa, Justin Rangel, Romen, and Sebastian Garcia. Honorary pallbearers are Alfred Jr. and Emiliano Rangel, and Alonzo Garcia.

 

Visitation will be held from 5:00-9:00 pm, with Recitation of Holy Rosary beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 9, 2021, at Mission Funeral Home East Side, 1615 East Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, TX 78702. Funeral Mass is scheduled for 12 noon on Friday, December 10, 2021, at San Jose Catholic Church.

 

Interment will follow at Assumption Cemetery, located at 3650 S. IH 35 Frontage Rd., Austin, Texas.

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