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Enrique “Henry” Sanchez III

October 27, 1954 — May 11, 2023

Brownsville, Texas

Enrique “Henry” Sanchez III

BROWNSVILLE, TX. – Enrique “Henry” Sanchez III entered into eternal rest, peacefully, on Thursday, the 11th of May 2023, at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Brownsville surrounded by his immediate family members. Henry was born in Brownsville, Texas on October 27, 1954. He was preceded in death by his loving parents, Maria Alicia Tijerina Sanchez and the former, Honorable State Representative Henry Sanchez, Jr. He is survived by his siblings David J. Sanchez, Sr. (Catherine), Sonya A. Sanchez Pena (Joel) and Louis E. Sanchez. He is also survived by his nine nieces and nephews, a large extended family, and countless friends.  

Henry graduated high school from St. Joseph Academy in 1972. He continued his education at St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas, graduating in 1977 with a degree in History and Business.  While attending Law School, he interned in Washington D.C. for the late Congressman Eligio “Kika" de la Garza II, before working at the State Capital and for The State of Texas.   

Henry left politics and began teaching for the Brownsville Independent School District. During this time, Henry's love for soccer took him into coaching which he continued for many years extending beyond his teaching days, leading many teams to championships. He remains close to many of his players to this day.   

Henry then moved into the restaurant industry and for the past seventeen years was the proud owner of Chicago Italian in Matamoros, Mexico. He loved traveling, taking cruises, skiing, helping others and sharing stories with all. If he walked into a room, you were soon going to be laughing. He was a generous, kind and loving man with an unparalleled sense of humor who will be missed by so many. 

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, the 25th of May 2023 between the hours of one o'clock in the afternoon and nine o'clock at night within the East Chapel of Darling-Mouser Funeral Home. The Sanchez Family will be present between the hours of five o'clock and nine o'clock Thursday evening, with a recitation of the holy rosary to begin at half past six o'clock. 
 
Cremation will follow.
 

Inurnment will be held at three o’clock in the afternoon on Friday, the 26th of May 2023 within the Buena Vista Burial Park Mausoleum, 5 McDavitt Boulevard, where Henry will be laid to rest beside his mother and father and several aunts and uncles. 

Honorary pallbearers include his first cousins Dr. Carlos Lozano and Raul Lozano of San Antonio, Texas, Jose Miguel Castellano of Linn, Texas, and his nephews David Sanchez, Jr. of Reading, Massachusetts, Michael Sanchez of Quincy, Massachusetts, Andres Sanchez of Waterbury, Vermont, and Joel Pena II of Austin, Texas. 

Memories of Henry may be shared at www.darlingmouser.com

Personalized funeral arrangements directed by Steven R. Hieu Bailey and Staff have been entrusted to the care of Darling-Mouser Funeral Home at 945 Palm Boulevard in Brownsville, Texas 78520, (956) 546-7111. 

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Past Services

Visiting Hours

Thursday, May 25, 2023

1:00 - 9:00 pm

Darling-Mouser Funeral Home - East Chapel

945 Palm Blvd, Brownsville, TX 78520

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Family Present for Visiting Hours

Thursday, May 25, 2023

5:00 - 9:00 pm

Darling-Mouser Funeral Home - East Chapel

945 Palm Blvd, Brownsville, TX 78520

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Recitation of the Holy Rosary

Thursday, May 25, 2023

Starts at 6:30 pm

Darling-Mouser Funeral Home

945 Palm Blvd, Brownsville, TX 78520

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Inurnment

Friday, May 26, 2023

Starts at 3:00 pm

Buena Vista Burial Park Mausoleum

5 Mc Davitt Blvd, Brownsville, TX 78521

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