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Grace A. Vela nee Alvarez - 75

2/3/1942 - 10/6/2017

Longtime Chicago Heights

Grace A. Vela nee Alvarez age 75, Longtime Chicago Heights resident born in Nueva Rosita, Mexico. St Agnes Church parishioner active with the church choir. Graduate of Bloom High School Class of 1963. Retired from St James Hospital after 50 years service working in the Business Office. Wife of the late Jose M. Vela. Mother of Theresa Roberson, Cecilia (Michael) LoCicero, Claudia (David) Ellis, and Jaclyn (Billy) Adams III. Former mother in-law of Gary Roberson. Devoted grandmother of Jeffrey Jones, Julia Roberson, Geena LoCicero, Alexus Vela, Jeremy Roberson, Geno LoCicero, Daniel Vela, Prinze Ellis-Vela, Jenna Roberson and Joseph Ellis-Vela. Great-grandmother of Eden Daniels. Daughter of the late Maria nee Romo and Alvaro Alvarez. Sister of Armando (Jesusita), Philip, Angela, and the late Oscar Alvarez. Dear aunt and friend to many. Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W. 14th St. (U.S. Rt. 30, 3 blks E. of Western Ave.), Chicago Heights on Tuesday October 10th from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Funeral Wednesday morning 9:15 AM to St. Agnes Church, 1501 Chicago Rd., Chicago Heights. Mass 10:00 AM. Interment Assumption Cemetery, Glenwood. 708-481-9230 or


Tuesday October 10, 2017 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM


Wednesday October 11, 2017 Mass 10:00 AM St Agnes Church 1501 Chicago Road, Chicago Heights

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