Maria Esther Herrera (nee Reyes) age 69 of Chicago, passed away Monday, July 27, 2020 at the Rush-Presbyterian Medical Center, Chicago. She was the beloved wife of the late Jose Gonzalo Herrera who passed away May 17, 2010; loving mother of Cynthia (Eddie Ortiz) Herrera, Jose (Morgan) Herrera and Nora (Jose) Gonzalez; cherished grandmother of Alexander Villalon, Emilia and Catalina Herrera; dearest sister of Maria Teresa (late Jose) Avalos, Maria Cristina Reyes, Maria Del Carmen Reyes, Maria Navidad (Pedro) Herrera and the late Maria Rosa Reyes; dear aunt to many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 31, 2020 at 11:00am at the Baran Funeral Home, 1235-119th St., Whiting; a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 12 noon at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Chicago; interment, Holy Cross Cemetery, Calumet City, Il; visitation at the funeral home on Thursday from 2:00 to 8:00pm. (Due to the current health situation a limitation of 50 people will be allowed in the funeral home at one time, face masks must be worn, social distancing is expected and temperatures will be taken.) Expressions of Sympathy may be placed on-line at www.baranfh.com.
Maria Esther Herrera was born on December 22, 1950 to Rafael and Esther (Cuevas) Reyes and was a resident of Chicago for the past 45 years. She was a retiree of American Licorice, Alsip, IL with over 20 years of service. Maria Esther was devoted to her family and especially enjoyed the time spent with her children and grandchildren. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.
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