November 12, 1975 - July 14, 2020
Velia Calderon, age 44, born in Chicago, Illinois, a lifelong resident of Joliet, Illinois, peacefully passed away on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 surrounded by loved ones. Velia fought through several medical complications and illnesses over the past 10 years, with such strength and courage. She showed immense resilience in times of misfortune and was the bravest and most compassionate person that we had the honor of calling our mother. A great provider for her family, Velia worked for 6 years as a day custodian at Lincoln Way West High School and touched the lives of those she encountered. She enjoyed dancing, listening to music, watching telenovelas, hanging out with her friends, and trying new things. Our mother was very skilled and always loved challenging herself. Velia survived by her loving children, Elizabeth, Melissa, and Daniella Calderon. Her devoted mother, Elvira Calderon. Her former companion Francisco Calderon. Her nurturing sisters, Martha Camacho, Maria Isabel Calderon, and Norma Calderon. Also survived by her nieces, nephews, family members, and friends. Velia is preceded in death by her father Dario Calderon, her grandparents Raul Calderon and Eloisa Damian, and her uncle Serafin Calderon. The family wishes to thank her doctors and nurses at Davita Kidney Care at Silver Cross Hospital for their consistent tenderness, warmth, and affectionate care as well as the rest of the staff at Silver Cross. The family is also thankful for Freedom EMS Ambulance service for their safe and kindhearted transportation help. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 21, from 6:00-9:00 PM at Delgado Funeral Chapel, on 400 Landau Avenue, Joliet, Illinois. The funeral service will be held Wednesday, July 22, from 10:00-11:00 AM at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church on 710 W Marion Street, Joliet, Illinois. Burial will follow the funeral from 12:30-1:00 PM at Queen on Heaven Cemetery on 1400 South Wolf Road, Hillside, Illinois.
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