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OBITUARY

Irene Velazquez

May 28, 1934April 28, 2021

Irene Velazquez, of Pilsen, passed away on April 28, 2021. She was the beloved wife of the late Tito Velazquez; loving mother of Victor Velazquez, the late Anthony “Tony” Velazquez, Maria L. Velazquez, Catalina Velazquez, Susan Velazquez (Jose L. Galvan); cherished grandma to Juan (Sandra Aguilar), the late Anthony “Tony”, Victor, Nikko, Ariana and Adriana; treasured great-grandmother to Julian, Juanito, Sofia and Ezekiel; loving sister of Gloria Ramos and the late Cecilia Villarreal; aunt to many nieces and nephews. She was Mama Irene to so many who loved and cherished her.

Visitation on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 from 3pm to 8pm at Ridge Funeral Home, (Edward A. Tylka, Manager), 6620 W. Archer Ave., Chicago, IL. Prayer Service on Wednesday May 5, 2021 at 9:30 am at Ridge Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Procopius Church, 18th St. & Allport, on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. Interment St. Mary Cemetery, Evergreen Park, IL. Info 77358-7900 or www.ridgefh.com. If you are planning to attend mass please sign up at the funeral home; max capacity is 100 people.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.ridgefh.com for the Velazquez Family

Ridge Funeral Home will adhere to current COVID restrictions in the state of Illinois, which allows 50 or fewer guests at a time. Proper social distancing must be practiced and all guests will be required to wear face masks at all times. No food will be allowed at the funeral home. Thank you for your understanding.

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, May 4, 2021

  • Prayer Service

    Wednesday, May 5, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Wednesday, May 5, 2021

  • Interment

    Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Memories

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Belin Cruz

May 4, 2021

Frank and I were very sorry to hear that your mom, Irene has gone home to heaven; I can remember hearing your mom calling you home when the street lights went on; little did I know that those years growing up on Racine would be so precious and rare compared to today’s world. Our deepest condolences to the entire family but especially Victor, MaryLou, Kathy & Susie. Sending prayers and hugs

Timoteo Macias jr and family

May 4, 2021

Our deepest condolences Vic and family on the passing of your mother . We wish all of you peace and comfort all of our prayers are with you and always remember,”the one’s we love are never gone they live within our hearts ♥️, brother

Janette Salcedo

May 1, 2021

When I think about the family memories that we shared with Auntie Irene , the big family parties sometimes at her home and sometimes at Grandma Villarreal’s, in the kitchen with traditional dishes and music of our Mexican Culture, and always lots of family! We learned that life is a celebration! Yes we have our trials and hardships but, getting together with family and creating memories for the future heals us, strengthens us, and keeps us strong! Now a mom of three grown sons, I value more than anything, family memories created as I was growing up, and traditions I learned during time spent with her and my cousins. I’m praying that the family memories are a blessing to her children and extended family and friends. God bless Auntie Irene. May she rest in peace
Sincerely Janette Salcedo