Sunday, February 23, 2014

Esperanza Martinez Velazquez

Esperanza Martinez Velazquez, 77, passed away surrounded by her loving family, born to eternal life on Sunday, February 23, 2014, at Wheaton Franciscan-All Saints Medical Center.   Esperanza was born in Goliad, Texas, on July 27, 1936, daughter of the late Leandro Martinez Sr. and Gregoria (Nee:  Rodriguez).

Esperanza was married to Jacobo Velazquez on June 17, 1971, in Waukegan, Illinois.  She was a member of Racine Family Worship Center.   Esperanza was a loyal wife and an example for her children and everyone who knew her.  She was a Vikings fan all the way.

Survivors include her loving husband, Jacobo; her six children, Adolpho (Carmen) Torres, Diane (Guillermo) QuiƱones, Abel Torres, Adam (Jacklyn) Torres, Alex Torres, Denise Torres (Gabriel) Nuno; 15 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Rito (Maria) Martinez, Federico (Ann) Martinez, Maria Elena Casarez, Leandro (Beverly) Martinez Jr., Joe (Connie) Martinez, John Pizzarro, Carolina Diaz, Rodrigo Martinez; sister-in-law, Caro Velazquez; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, San Juana, Guadalupe; and loving daughter-in-law, Mildred Cordova.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 1, 2014, at 10 a.m. at Racine Family Worship Center, 1848 Mead St., with Rev. Guadalupe Torres officiating.  Interment will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park.  Relatives and friends may meet with the family Friday at the church from 6 p.m. with an all-night vigil until time service at the church on Saturday at 10 a.m.

Special thanks to all the caregivers at Wheaton Franciscan – All Saints Medical Center for their loving and compassionate care.

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