He was born in the Bronx, New York, son of the late Antonio Gonzalez Sr.
He is survived by his best friend of 12 years and wife of a year and half, Vickie (Mahlert) Gonzalez; his children. Mia and Isabella Gonzalez of Auburn, Dakota Vazquez of Florida and Anastasia Gonzalez of Webster; his mother, Maria (Vazquez) Arce of Southbridge; his siblings, Sonia Chiarella, Luis Gonzalez, Wanda Gonzalez, Antonio Gonzalez, Jr, Luz Ovalles and Maria Carattini.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Rafael family on Saturday December 16, 2017 from 10-11 am in the BRITTON-WALLACE FUNERAL HOME, 91 Central St, Auburn followed by a service celebrating his life at 11 am. Inurnment will follow in Hillside Cemetery, Auburn.