January 22, 1921 - December 15, 2020
Maria G. Torres Rocha December 12, 1920 – December 15, 2020 Maria G. “Mama Lupe” Torres was a caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She peacefully passed away on December 15, 2020 at age 100 after a tough battle with end stage renal disease. Born on December 12, 1920 in Leon, Guanajuato Mexico to Rafael and Petra (Rocha) Torres. In 1937, she married Francisco Hernandez and conceived ten children. She later moved to Ciudad Juarez, Mexico where she began working as a single-mother. By 1976, her willingness to sacrifice leaving her homeland in exchange for living the American dream ultimately paved the way for future generations. She truly was the family matriarch. Mama Lupe firmly believed in the use of natural and herbal remedies as a form of medicine. Throughout her life she was confronted with many hardships and injuries. But, her faith in God, resiliency and stubbornness kept her strong. Mama Lupe was recognized for her 12 years of dedicated and valuable service with Marriott International Inc. She was highly independent and loved to travel. On June 22, 2017 she fulfilled her lifelong goal of becoming a naturalized U.S. citizen. During her free time you would find her gardening, sewing/knitting, cooking, doing laundry and reading/reciting bible verses. She always kept herself busy whether at work or at home; always ready to be helpful. Her favorite bird was the canary. She showed respect and compassion for all living things. Preceded in death by her husband, Francisco; father, Rafael and mother, Petra; Step-mother Maxima; three half-sisters Luz, Petrita and Antonia; a half-brother, Calletano; two daughters, Carmen and Juana; a son, Leon Jaime; and grandson, Samuel Gonzalez. Survived by her sons, Enrique (Carmela), Marcos (Carmen) and Jose Luis (Martha) Hernandez; daughters, Maria G. Hernandez, Francisca Hernandez, Maria de Los Angeles (Juan) Gonzalez, Maria de Jesus Reyna Hernandez; 41 grandchildren; 80 great-grandchildren; and 45 great-great-grandchildren. VISITATION: Will be held Sunday December 20, 2020 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Delgado Funeral Chapel, 400 Landau Ave, (at Jackson St.), Joliet, IL 60432. Live Visitation Webcasting also available on-line for details call (815) 774-9220. FUNERAL SERVICES: will be held Monday December 21, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Delgado Funeral Chapel. Followed by a graveside ceremony at Elmhurst Cemetery, 1212 E. Washington St. Joliet, IL 60433. Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, a limited amount of guests will be allowed in the funeral chapel at a time. Face masks/coverings are required.
Maria G. Torres Rocha December 12, 1920 – December 15, 2020 Maria G. “Mama Lupe” Torres was a caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She peacefully passed away on December 15, 2020 at age 100 after a tough battle... View Obituary & Service Information
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Maria G. Torres Rocha
December 12, 1920 – December 15, 2020
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