Antonia A. Peña, 94, passed away Saturday, April 24, 2021, in San Angelo.
Public viewing will be from 12:00 PM noon until 8:00 PM Monday, April 26, 2021, at Robert Massie Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM Tuesday, April 27, 2021, at Robert Massie Riverside Chapel with Pastor Edward A. Lopez, pastor of River City Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will follow at Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens under the direction of Robert Massie Funeral Home.
Mrs. Peña was born September 9, 1926 to Pedro and Francisca Atilano in San Angelo where she has been a lifelong resident. Antonia married Jesse Peña, Sr. on February 14, 1945 in San Angelo. He preceded her in death on June 16, 1987. Antonia worked as a custodian at Goodfellow Air Force Base, and San Angelo State School. She was also a nanny for Dr. Hooker's children for over 25 years and was a caregiver. Antonia was a founding member of River City Baptist Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Norma Arambula of San Angelo; a son-in-law, Alfredo Castaneda of San Angelo; a brother, Ismael Atilano and wife Susie of New Orleans, Louisiana; two sisters, Maria Martinez, and Belia Benitez both of San Angelo; two granddaughters, Corina Castaneda, and Jessica Martinez and husband Rodolfo and of San Angelo; five great grandchildren, Juan Soto and wife Rosie, Chantel Castaneda, Andrew Martinez, Julian Martinez, and Emmanuel Martinez. Antonia was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, Rosalinda Castaneda; two sons, Jesse Peña, Jr. and Vincent Peña; a granddaughter, Cynthia Soto; a son-in-law, Daniel Y. Arambula; and several brothers, and sisters.
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