Hermila C. Alvarez “Mila” 81, of Chicago, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 25, 2021 at her home. She was born on August 20, 1940 in Sandias, Durango, Mexico. Daughter of Santiago Alvarez and Felicitas Corral de Alvarez. Her parents proceeded her in death.
Hermila was a 50 year resident of the Pilsen community who owned and worked at Los Cuatro Hermanos Grocery Store. She was a devout Catholic who helped many families in the neighborhood, guided through her Faith and love of Christ. She had a strong work ethic and also enjoyed crocheting, good ole fashion Polaroid photography, baking, and cooking. Which, she was famously known throughout Chicagoland for her delicious tamales, menudo, and barbacoa!
She is survived by her four loving sons, Santiago (Alejandra) Rodriguez, Roberto (Victoria) Rodriguez, Artemio (Maria) Rodriguez, Gilberto (Rosa Isela) Rodriguez; 13 grand children, Maribel, Roberto, Mercedes, Gerardo, Alondra, Cynthia, Jesus, Michael, Filomena, Anthony, Emanuel, Angela, and Lesley; 1 great grand daughter, Issabella; two sisters, Angela Alvarez, Maria Antonia Araiza; 1 brother, Rafael (Argelia) Alvarez; along with numerous nieces, nephews and their families.
Visitation: Friday, October 29, 2021 at St Pius V. Church, 1901 S. Ashland Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60608. Public Visitation from 2:00 p.m. till 6:00 p.m. the start of mass will begin promptly ay 6:30 p.m.
Funeral Service: Family and friends will meet in front of Los Cuarto Hermanos Grocery store at 9:30 a.m. to line up cars who will be in procession to cemetery. Burial will take place at 11:00 a.m. at St. Casimir Catholic Cemetery, 4401 W. 111 St., Chicago, Illinois 60655.
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My beautiful Tia Hermila. May you Rest In Peace knowing you did all that was in your heart to do as a child of our loving God. You will live in our hearts forever and will be remembered with love forever.
Los acompaño en su dolor es una pérdida muy grande pero Dios les de fortaleza a toda la familia para seguir adelante un fuerte abrazo y mil bendiciones.
Charles Johnson Sr.
So sorry for your loss , my deepest condolences to the family.
My deepest condolences to the family May she Rest In Peace. 🙏🙏🙏
I am so heartbroken 💔 to have learn this information Hermila was so special to my mother, sisters and I she was like a God mother she was there through out all our childhood and our trials. She was a friend, a great woman, a landlord to my mother and most of all she was like family. I have so many memories of her while I went to the store and she wouldn’t take my money she would tell my mother that I can have what ever I wanted, I would sit behind the counter with her and she had a cat named “Chacho” he was a tabby cat 🐈 she bout us Christmas gifts like dolls and other toys I regret not going to see her frequently in my adulthood but she will forever be in my heart ❤️💔
Rosa M Barajas-Vargas
My deepest condolences to the family, she was such a kind hearted person. She will be missed. May she rest in Heaven and have eternal peace.
Familia Gomez (INDIO)
Our Deepest Condolences to the entire family, She was a beautiful giving woman, may she rest in eternal peace🙏
Brenda Michelle Santos
Rest in Heaven you beautiful angel, thank you so much from all the Pilsen kids for every single thing you did to help us survive and thrive. You will truly be missed but will forever hold a special place in all of our hearts. Love you Doña Hermilia… please give my mom a huge hug when you get up there.😥😇🥰💔❤️❤️❤️❤️
Mi mas sentido pesame para toda su falilia Dios le de consuelo por esta grande perdida
Maria Isabel Martinez
Mi mas sentido pesame a su familia yo conoci a la sra. Hermila muy buena persona con nosotros siempre que dios la tenga en su Santa gloria siempre iba a su tienda
My sincere Condolences to family she was a great person she always look over the kids in the neighborhood and always smiling . She will be truly miss. I remember whenever I go to her store we would always chat and she would always ask about my dad and brothers.
May she Rest in Peace. I remember her and her son’s when I worked at Peoples Federal savings And Loan on 18th and Ashland. She was very friendly and giving. God receive her in heaven.
Mi nombre es Bella.
La mento mucho la Perdida.
De una gran mujer.
Vine de Florida estos dias a buscar a Mila y la tienda estaba cerrada. Me imagine que algo no estaba bien. Hoy dia recibi el anuncio que iba al cementerio. Venia yo con mucho gusto a ver a Mila y hablar reir y orar.
Pero mi sorpresa fue Mila se fue a descansar a un lugar Bello y eterno. Dios te Bendiga Mila.
Te quiero mucho y descansa en paz.
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Me gustaria un familiar contactarme por favor.
Juan calentones el quinto hermano les mando mis más sinceras condolencias por el fallecimiento de doña hermila una gran madre y mujer lo mejor que ha dado Sandías Durango. Saludos a los 4 hermanos.
On behalf of the Morales family, Faustino and Maria Morales, send our condolences. May she be in all of God’s glory. May God bless her and her entire family. She will always be in our hearts. Hermilia was a major helped us when we came from Mexico. Not only to us but our extended family. I still remember going to play the arcades in her store as if was yesterday. God bless!
My condolences. Prayers go out to her family.