Funeral mass for Ricardo “Rick” Alvarado, Sr., 57, of Madisonville, was celebrated Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, at te St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Roman Catholic Church in Madisonville. Burial was in the Mt. Tabor Cemetery. Steve Summers and Father Mark Kusmirek officiated.
Ricardo Alvarado was born on July 9, 1961, in Houston. Rick lived in Madisonville for the past 25 years, moving from Houston. He worked at several different jobs during his life. He had been a policeman in Montgomery County. At one time he was a truck driver and also owned Alvarado Tire and Towing.
Rick enjoyed yard work and he loved talking. He never met a stranger and entertained many people that he talked to. He was always trying to help people out. Also, Rick enjoyed barbecuing for others. He passed away on Oct. 18, 2018, in Houston. He was preceded in death by his parents, Antonio Alvarado and Jane Martinez Alvarado; and a brother, Antonio Alvarado, Jr.
Surviving family includes his wife, Silvia Alvarado of Madisonville; sons and daughters-in-law, Ricardo Jr. and Elizabeth Alvarado of the Woodlands, Jose and Amanda Alvarado of Madisonville and Antonio Alvarado of Madisonville; two sisters, Mary Lou Hernandez of Washington and Rebecca Vindiola of Mexico; and six grandchildren, Emily, Eva, Coy, Benjamin, Samuel and William.
Pallbearers were Ricardo Alvarado Jr., Jose Alvarado, Antonio Alvarado, Jose Armando Alvarado, Fernando Hernandez and Frank Hernandez.
Honorary pallbearers were Juan Villagrana and John Oxley.
Madisonville Funeral Home in Madisonville was entrusted with arrangements. www.madisonvillefuneralhome.com.