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Luis Barbosa June 21, 1952 - November 17, 2020

Luis Barbosa, 68, of Warrenville passed away on Tuesday November 17, 2020. He was born on June 21, 1952 In San Luis Potosi Mexico. He is the son of Bernabe and Rosita Hernandez-Barbosa.

At the age of 12, him and his family moved to Chicago IL. While attending grade school, he met Margarita Lopez. They stayed friends throughout the years and reconnected one day while Luis was playing at a band gig. Their relationship began in 1974 and were married on September 16, 1978. They started their family in 1980 and had 3 beautiful children.

Luis was one of the most dedicated fathers and nothing made him prouder than to see his children and grandchildren grow up. He was a cherished husband and father who supported his family in every way he could including his nieces and nephews who he loved as his own children.

Luis and his wife were both successful real estate brokers in the Chicagoland area and co-owned a real estate office, First Capital Realtors, in Chicago. He was also an accomplished trumpet player who was nicknamed by many as “Louie The Lip”. He played in many bands over the years and mastered the beautiful music of different genres including mariachi, Tejano, Tropicana, and cumbia. He instilled the passion of music in his children and had the pleasure of playing with his two sons in the Tejano band, Plazer Band. Luis held his daughter, Crystal, in high regard these past seven years as she loved and cared for him and his beloved wife, Margarita.

He is survived by his devoted wife: Margarita Barbosa; his loving daughter: Crystal (Adrian Olvera) Barbosa; his two adoring sons: Luis Andres (Heather) Barbosa and Henry (Teresita) Barbosa; his two precious granddaughters: Abigail and Lily Barbosa; his two cherished grandsons: Abraham and Vincent Barbosa; his beloved brother: Juan Barbosa; his four dear sisters: Maria Montano, Juana Campos, Enriqueta Hernandez, Filiberta Valdovinos; as well as many other nieces, nephews, godchildren, and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Bernabe and Rosita Barbosa; his three sisters: Inez, Ignacia, Inez Barbosa; and his brothers: Isabel and Ingenio Barbosa.

Due to tier 3 covid restrictions and the risk of spread, the Barbosa family has decided to CANCEL ALL VISITATION on Sunday November 29. There will be a virtual visitation from 4:00 – 7:00 pm on Sunday November 29 with the rosary/prayer service at 5:00 pm. Virtual visitation link:  https://youtu.be/h1xlTmv0Ots
On Monday November 30th, a graveside funeral service will take place at 11:00 AM at Assumption Catholic Cemetery, 1S510 Winfield Rd, Wheaton, IL, 60189. All are welcome to attend the funeral services.

Thank you all for the messages of sympathy you have sent our family over the last several days. We appreciate all your kind words about our father, and we especially love hearing your memories of him. 

Many of you have asked how you can help our family during this difficult time. Instead of sending plants and flowers, we ask that you donate to Luis Barbosa’s funeral fund. We appreciate your support.


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