Maria R. Velasquez
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Maria R. Velasquez
  • April 9, 1921 - October 18, 2017
  • Marengo, Illinois

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Maria R. Velasquez, 96, of Woodstock, passed away October 18, 2017 in Woodstock. Born April 9, 1921 in Hinds, TX; she was the daughter of Jose and Leonarda (Diaz) Rodriguez. She married Ernesto Velasquez on July 17, 1939 in Cotulla, TX.
She enjoyed sewing, bingo, dancing, listening to music, quilting, cooking for family and spending time with her grandchildren.
Maria is survived by her children, Minnie Guerrero, Jesse (Mary Lou) Velasquez, Mary Lou (Jack) Perz, Ernesto (Maya) Velasquez Jr., Yolanda (Jose) Rios, Elsa Soto, Irene (Robert) Holinka, George (Ellie) Velasquez, Lucinda Velasquez and Estela Skytte; 30 grandchildren and numerous great and great, great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son, Guadalupe "Lupe" Velasquez Sr.; six brothers and one sister.
Visitation 4 until 8 p.m. Monday, October 23, 2017 at Marengo-Union Funeral Home, 505 E. Grant Hwy. Visitation will continue 9 until 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at the funeral home followed by 10:30 a.m. Mass at Sacred Heart Parish, 323 N Taylor St, Marengo. Burial will take place at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Marengo.