Esther Meraz, 75, of Romeoville tragically passed away on Sunday, October 4, 2020. She was born on October 16, 1944 in Mexico, the daughter of proud parents: Ladislao and Martha (Jimenez) Virgen. She grew up in Mexico and that is where she met and ultimately, married the love of her life, Jose V Meraz in 1969. They wasted no time and gave each other the greatest gift life has to give eight times over with each of their wonderful children. They relocated their family to the United States and took up residence in Melrose Park, IL in 1994. Jose and Esther had 51 years together. She is the matriarch of 4 generations and her legacy of love, nurturing and family touched many and will always be cherished.
She is survived by her loving husband: Jose V Meraz; her 6 lovely daughters: Martha Meraz, Esther (Amadeo) Ruiz, Maria (Carlos) Cortes, Ana (Oscar) Meraz, Fatima (Romel) Meraz, and Julita (Larry) Williamson; her 2 adoring sons: Jose S (Francisca) Meraz and Jose I (Wendy) Meraz; 16 cherished grandchildren; 6 beloved great grandchildren; and 6 dear sisters: Rosario, Gloria, Esperanza, Eliazer, Hilda, Joaquina Virgen; as well as many other family and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents and her late brother, Fernando Virgen.
A visitation and gathering will take place Friday, October 9, 2020 at Geils Funeral Home, 180 S York Rd, Bensenville, IL 60106 at 8:00 AM until we process to St Charles Of Borromeo Catholic Church, 1637 N 37th Ave, Melrose Park, IL 60160 for a funeral mass at 11:30 AM. Arrangements handled by: Geils Funeral Home. For information, please call: (630) 766-3232.