Zaragoza, Fermin

July 7, 1948 - January 15, 2020


Fermin graduated peacefully to his heavenly home on January 15, 2020 surrounded by family and friends.  Viewing: Tuesday, 6-8 pm at Aria Funeral Home in Irving.  Service: Wednesday 11:30 am, at Church on the Hill, Cedar Hill.  Burial will be at DFW Cemetery in Dallas.


He was born July 7, 1948 in Temple, Texas to Leon and Catarina Zaragoza.  He grew up in Temple and moved to Arlington, Texas as a teenager.  He worked various jobs in retail and food service and managed a restaurant in Dallas for 15 years before going to work for the Dept of Treasury in 1987 until his retirement in July 2010.


He was an army veteran and member of Church on the Hill in Cedar Hill, Texas and had a genuine, loving spirit toward everyone he met.


He is survived by his wife, Viola, of Arlington, Texas, daughter and son-in-law Catarina and Arthur Zaragoza-Dodge, of Hilo, Hawaii, sisters Candy Mungia, Lola Zaragoza, Victoria Iquebal and Rachel Sanchez of Temple and brother David Zaragoza of Brownsville, Texas.


In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations to one of his two favorite charities, St. Jude Research or Wounded Warriors.

2 replies on “Zaragoza, Fermin”

Linda Smith says:

Fermin was one of the sweetest men I have ever known and although he was not born into our family, he was truly a part of it. I will miss that smiling face and sparkling eyes. Vi, I am thinking of you and am praying for your comfort during this difficult time and in the days ahead. Loved you both and have so many good memories of our times together. Linda Smith

Ahtothca Hendrix says:

Fermin was my dear friend and coworker. He was an amazing friend always there with a smile a joke a good meal and a prayer. I have memories too numerous to tell them all but each was filled with laughter and love. to his wife God bless you and to his daughter he loved you more than I could describe you were his world! I will miss him so. I do know that he was a blood bought Christian and we will see him again.

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