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Press Release
September 5, 2006
Contact: Doris Sanchez, Press Secretary
(512) 463-0385

AUSTIN, TX -- Eddie Lucio, father of state Sen. Eddie Lucio, Jr., passed away Monday afternoon of normal causes at his Brownsville home.

Mr. Lucio, who was 89 years old, prayed his rosary up to his last moments. Sen. Lucio said that this was a testament to the religious life his father led.

Sen. Lucio described his father as a man full of compassion, very patriotic and always demonstrating kindness and empathy for his fellow man. "I will always remember him as a man who "gave so much with so little," he said.

He volunteered for the Army Air corps during World War II and served in North Africa, which the Senator described as one of the "proudest moments" of his father's life.

"People will remember him for the kindness of his heart and for his compassion," added Sen. Lucio. "He left a lot of love."

The funeral arrangements are:

Viewing after 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5
All day Wednesday, Sept. 6
Garza Memorial Home
1025 E. Jackson
Brownsville (956-542-5511)
Mass at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 7
St. Mary's Catholic Church
1914 Barnard Rd.
Brownsville (956-546-3800)
Rosary at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 6
St. Mary's Catholic Church
1914 Barnard Rd.
Brownsville (956-546-3800)
Burial immediately following Mass
Buena Vista Cemetery
125 McDavitt
Brownsville (956-541-5400)

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to:

The First Tee of Greater Brownsville
P.O. Box 3027
Brownsville, TX 78523 (956-541-0394)
A non-profit organization that provides learning facilities and educational programs for youth through the game of golf.
The South Texas Shelter Foundation
P.O. Box 5958
Brownsville, TX 78523
A non-profit organization that assists the elderly and disabled with home improvements.