Damian V. Fraga of Pilsen, Chicago, passed away on July 10, 2022. He was surrounded with his loving family at the age of 84 at Rush University Medical Hospital, in Chicago, Illinois.
Survived by his loving wife of 55 years Maria Inez. Six beloved children: Jesús “Chuy” Fraga, María “Fina” Rodríguez (Gelacio Rodríguez), Fernando Fraga, Sylvia Fraga, Cesar Fraga, Viviana Fraga-Duarte (Oscar Duarte). His six dearest grandchildren: Andrés Rodríguez (Lucero Rodríguez), Elizabeth Fraga (Víctor Mendoza), Micaella González (Charles Mendoza), Patricia Rodríguez, Mateo Rodríguez, Gael Duarte and Ezra Duarte. His five great-grandchildren: Joaquín Fraga, Zoraida Rodríguez, Elena Mendoza, Oliver Mendoza and Noelle Rodríguez.
His siblings: Refugio Fraga, Paulino Fraga, Gavino Fraga, Antonio Fraga, Felipa Fraga, Porfiria Lira, Francisco Fraga and Filiberto Fraga. Damian is preceded in death by his parents and siblings: +Francisco Fraga and +Nazaria Villanueva Fraga, +Taide Salinas, +Victoriana Vigil and +Alejo Fraga.
Damian will be greatly missed by his family, his nieces & nephews and friends.
Born April 12, 1938 in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. Damian migrated to Chicago along with his siblings for a new life for his wife and family. Damian found his calling as a trade plumber with Halloran & Yauch Inc. and was employed for 33 years. A lifetime member of Chicago Journeymen Plumbers Union Local 130. The latter years of his life, Damian spent his days joyfully watching his grandchildren and great grandchildren grow before his eyes. Always patient, driving them all to do countless errands, and repeatedly to McDonalds for McNuggets and fries. Damian always had a wit about himself. Always chiming in with a comment, it would laugh up a room because everyone would find it so unexpected. Damian’s life can best be described as peaceful. You could always find him in his backyard enjoying the weather, in his basement full of tools, or watching his old westerns films from the 40’s and 50’s. Damian loved his wife, his children and all his grandchildren and great grandchildren. They all would always fill up his house wanting to be by his side. He was always giving, and never one to complain, even in his final days. He left with a smile, talking to all the children that made his life a joy.
Visitation: Sunday July 17, 2022 at St. Procopius Church, 1202 West 18th Street (Corners of 18th Street and Allport Street) Parking available at 16th and Racine Avenue, and at Holy Trinity Parking Lot 1850 S. Throop Street, Chicago, Illinois 60608 from 3:00 p.m. till 8:00 p.m.
Funeral Service: Monday, July 18, 2022, Celebration of Life Mass 10:00 a.m. at St. Procopius Church, 1202 West 18th Street (Corners of 18th Street and Allport Street) Parking available at 16th and Racine Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60608. Burial at Mount Auburn Memorial Park Cemetery, 4101 S. Oak Park Avenue, Stickney, Illinois 60402.Print Obituary & Condolences