Gabriel Ramirez Barcelo born March 14, 1944 passed quietly away at home on August 25, 2020 at the age of 76. He is survived by his two children, Julio Barcelo of San Diego, CA and Manuel Barcelo of Newberry, NC and granddaughter, Adea Jerrica Barcelo and great grandchildren, Jai’kaylyn Lucille Wilson and Demarcus Derell Pitts. He is preceded by his eldest son, Gabriel Jr., 2006 and his second wife, Lillian Barcelo, 2018, father, Ralph Moreno Barcelo 1982 and mother, Simona Ramirez Barcelo 1991; sister, Julia 1969 and brothers Jose and Matthew, 1993, 2016, respectively. Brothers Nicholas, Martin, and Anthony and sisters, Rosario Cruz, Maria Juanita and Henrietta survive along with 21 nephews and nieces and 22 great-nephews and nieces, and 6- great-great nieces and nephews.
Born on Chicago’s Near West side, he grew up in the Roxbury and Little Italy areas and served as an altar boy at Old St. Patrick’s Church, and learned to be a skilled tool and die professional. Blessed with a wonderful sense of humor, he enjoyed laughing aloud and sharing stories about his much loved sons, one of whom served in the U.S. Navy, granddaughter, and family.
He always remembered experiences from the past that kept him consistent in the present. His hearty laughter, quick smile, respectful demeanor and good-hearted and optimistic spirit were appreciated by all.
Burial and family graveside service will be held on Saturday, September 12 at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, Evergreen Park, IL.Print Obituary & Condolences