Maria Murillo, age 85, passed away Tuesday, November 17, 2009, at her residence surrounded by her loving family. Maria was born in San Antonio, Texas, on November 23, 1923, daughter of the late Trinadad and Felicitas (Nee: Zepeda) Hernandez.
In 1953 in Waukegan, IL, she was united in marriage to Pedro Murillo. She was employed with St. Mary’s Medical Center for over thirty years until her retirement in 1993. She enjoyed walking, shopping and luncheons with her friends at the mall. More than anything her life revolved around her children, grandchildren and family. She will be deeply missed.
Survivors include her husband, Pedro; her children, Della (Joe) Alvarez, Daniel Hernandez Vidales, Ramon Joaquin Vidales, Jane Rodriguez, Pete Murillo, Ed (Eva) Murillo; 17 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; sisters, Cuca Perez, Esperanza (Joe) Sosa, Janie Vasquez; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Olegario Falkenburg, Virginia Valadez, Henry (Cata) Murillo, Florencio (Sara) Murillo, Julio Murillo, Luis Murillo, Antonio (Lola) Murillo, Lupe Rubio, Marcelina (Harvard) Brenner; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by four brothers, Thomas Hernandez, Louis Hernandez, Ted Valadez, and Manuel Valadez; sister, Severa Falkenburg; grandson, Jerry Alvarez; daughter-in- law, Rita Chavez Murillo; son-in-law, Ernest Rodriguez; her step-father, Julian Valadez; brothers-in-law, Rudy Perez, Alvino Vaquez; and sister-in-law, Carmen Hernandez.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, November 21, 2009, at 10 a.m. at St. Richard Catholic Church, 1503 Grand Ave., with Rev. Ronald J. Gramza officiating. Interment will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Friday at the funeral home from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m.. and Saturday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass.
The family would like to thank Wheaton Franciscan Home Health Care and Hospice, especially Wanda, Shelley and Ann.
MARESH-MEREDITH & ACKLAM FUNERAL HOME
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