Darlene Marie Gonzales
Darlene Marie Gonzales
  • June 12, 1956 - September 16, 2017
  • Illinois

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Darlene Marie Gonzales, 61 of Oak Lawn, passed away peacefully on September 16, 2017, after battling cancer for 21 years.

Darlene was the devoted fiancé of Tom Andracki; loving mother of Michael (Catherine) Gonzales, Charlene (fiancé Juan Perez) Andracki and Candice Andracki; adoring grandmother of Gianna Spaulding and Michael Gonzales, Jr.; cherished daughter of Irene and the late Everardo Balderas; dear sister of Diana (Wally) Mascorro, Everardo Balderas, Jr., Delphine (Carlos) Martinez, Christine (the late Renee) Flores and Richard (Veronica) Balderas; fond aunt to many nieces and nephews.

Darlene was the rock and matriarch of her family. She always put her family first and would do anything for anyone. She was wise, friendly and always knew what to say.

A visitation will be held at Woodlawn Funeral Home, 7750 W. Cermak Road, Forest Park, IL, on Tuesday, September 19, 2017, from 3-8 PM with a service beginning at 7 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Susan G. Komen-Chicago (www.komenchicago.org).

For service information, please call the funeral home at 708-442-8500 or visit www.woodlawnchicago.com..