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Matilde Perez - 75

Hazel Crest

Matilde “Mama” Perez nee Perucho. Age 75. Longtime resident of Hazel Crest, IL and retired to Park Forest, IL and Keller, TX.  Immigrated from her hometown Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico in 1966. Bilingual Tutor at Coolidge Middle School in Phoenix, IL. Wife for 54 years of Jonas Heli Perez. Mother of Jonás (Adriana) Perez, Rita Perez, Elida Perez and Lorena (Christopher) Nordstrom. Grandmother of Emilio Heli Lopez, Emily Joy Perez, 1st Lt. Kimberly Nicole Pérez, 2nd Lt. Sarah Elizabeth Pérez, Jonás Andrew Pérez, Lucas Nordstrom & Trevor Nordstrom.  Daughter of the late Manuela nee Perez and Aurelio Perucho. Sister of Felicidad Perucho de Gutierrez, Josefina, Ramiro, Maria Eugenia, and the late Alejandro Perucho Perez. Aunt, Cousin and Godmother to many. “Mama” was loved by so many. Matilde enjoyed sewing, cooking, traveling, and attending her grandchildren’s activities. Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W 14th St (US Rt 30, 3 blks E of Western Ave), Chicago Heights on Sunday January 10, 2021 from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM with Rosary at 7:00 PM. Private Funeral mass and Entombment at Assumption Cemetery in Glenwood. Due to the pandemic, 10 people at a time, masks must be worn and social distancing while inside the funeral home. Info 708-481-9230 and


  • Nadine DeJohnette

    on 01/06/21

    Dear Rita,

    I'm so sorry to hear about your mother. Just know, that she will also be with you.



  • Julie Hensley

    on 01/07/21

    The Perez family were our neighbors in Hazelcrest and our children associated with each other up to this day. Mrs Perez was a beautiful and kind soul and someone you were happy to have known. I know the family is experiencing harrowing sorrow, but know that your mom is now resting in Gods arms and will walk with you each day. My deepest sorrow is with you.

  • Tony DiFiliippo

    on 01/08/21

    Lorena, Chris, Trevor and Lucas we are very sorry for your loss.  

    The DiFilippos

  • Javier Orihuela Catalan

    on 01/10/21

    To the Perez family, from Rufina, Edgar and myself, we are very sorry for your loss. She made an impact in so many of our lives in many ways, and she will always be remembered forever. She is now watching over us and at peace. Deepest condolences. 

  • Patricia Gomez, Damian Gomez, and Family

    on 01/10/21

    Perez Family, We send our sincere condolences to you and your entire family on the loss of Matilde. We were so blessed to have her in our lives and are forever thankful for the opportunity to spend time together recently when her amd Jonas visited Michigan. You are with us in our hearts. Peace be with you during this very difficult time. Prayers and hugs for you. Sincerely, The Gomez Family
  • Linda

    on 01/11/21

    Lorena , so sorry to hear about your Mom. God Bless. You are in my prayers. Linda.

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