Obituary for Gabrielle Danette Gonzales (Scandy)
Gabrielle Danette (Scandy) Gonzales passed away unexpectedly February 4, 2018 at the age of 62. Gaby, as she was known to many, was born in Youngstown, Ohio to Gabriel and Mary (Yurcega) Scandy. Gaby graduated from Canfield High School in Canfield, Ohio before moving to Safford, Arizona in the mid-1970s. It was there that she met the love of her life, Rodolfo Gonzales, whom she married in June 1978. A few years later, Gabrielle and her husband welcomed a baby girl, Mara.
While living in Tucson, Gaby started an almost four decade long career in telecommunications, working for Tucson's Fox and ABC affiliates. She continued this career in the Phoenix area, first employed by Cox Communications, then ABC 15 KNXV up until her passing.
Throughout her life, Gaby touched many people and made lasting friendships. Family was always her first priority and one of her greatest joys in life was her grandson, Grayson, whom she always referred to as her "lovey". Grayson was truly the light of his Grammy's life and Gaby was looking forward to welcoming another grandson this summer. Gabrielle was preceded in death by her parents, Gabe and Mary, as well as her husband of twenty-three years, Rudy. Gaby is survived by her daughter, Mara; grandsons, Grayson and Adam; brother Michael (Kathleen) Scandy; nieces Dani (Todd) Carmichael and Hannah Scandy; great nephews Tyler, Tristan, and Tallen; along with her Aunt Irene Shafer and close cousins Kathleen (Lee Veith) and Patricia Shafer.
Momma, I miss you every second of every day that has passed since you left us. You were my best friend and I am lost without you. I cannot imagine not being able to talk to you when something important or exciting happens. Gray misses his Grammy so very much. I hope I made you proud during our short time together. Thirty-six years was no where near enough time for me. I wish you could be here to see Adam come into the world. Nothing will be the same without you. Ever. I love you so much, Momma. Thank you for being my mom. - Mara
Visitation and Rosary
Monday, February 12, 2018 6:00-8:00pm
Falconer Funeral Home
251 W. Juniper Avenue
Gilbert, Arizona 85233
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 1:30pm
St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church
2654 E Williams Field Road
Gilbert, AZ 85295
In lieu of flowers, donations in Gabrielle's name to the ASPCA or American Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.