AGUA DULCE, Texas - Jose Maria Rios Sr., 81, passed away Monday, May 3, 2010. He was preceded in death by his parents, Nicasio and Guadalupe Rios; his brothers, Manuel Rios and Santos Rios; and his sisters, Micaela Rodriguez and Petra Alaniz.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Dalia Rios of Agua Dulce, Texas; three sons, Jose (Aurora) Rios Jr. and Ruben (Lisa) Rios, both of Alice, Texas, and Martin (Elsa) Rios of Agua Dulce, Texas; four daughters, Lupita (Sammy) Garcia of Agua Dulce, Texas, Zulema (Joe) Pena of Banquete, Texas, Patricia (Julio) Rios of Agua Dulce, Texas, and Mona (Rudy) Perez of Corpus Christi, Texas; 24 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 3 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 4, 2010, at the Rosas Funeral Home Chapel in Alice, Texas, with a Rosary being recited at 7 p.m. that evening. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 5, 2010, at the St. Frances de Rome Catholic Church in Agua Dulce, Texas. Burial will follow at the Roselawn Cemetery in Alice, Texas.

Rosas Funeral Home Inc.