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Jose Figueroa

Visitation Date: Saturday, December 12, 2020
Visitation Time: 12:00-4:00 p.m.
Funeral Date: Saturday, December 12th, 2020
Funeral Time: 3:30 pm
Place of Funeral: Chapel Service at Salerno's Rosedale Chapels
Funeral Notes: During visiting hours, it is still recommended to follow the current State of Illinois Guidelines, and guests should continue to wear masks and practice social distancing.
Interment: Burial Private

Jose (aka Joseph) Figueroa-Rodriguez, 91, died December 2, 2020 at Bella Terra Nursing Home in Streamwood

Illinois. He was born May 12, 1929 in Santurce, Puerto Rico. Jose was the son of Pablo Figueroa and Mercedes Rodriguez, beloved husband of Ines (nee Cruz), father of Carmen Cruz, Zoraida Serrano (Jose Nunez) and Yadira (the late Emanuel) Papacrist; dear brother of Carmelo Figueroa and the late Isidore, Pablo, Cecilia and Victor Figueroa; dear uncle of many loving nieces and nephews. He served proudly in the U.S. Army from 1949 to 1953 and participated in the military band where he got to display his innate musical abilities. He was a quiet, gentle soul with a big heart; his demeanor was stern but when he smiled/laughed he lit up the room. Great story teller and joker when he was around family and friends especially when we all had our “Bacardi” moments together! . He was passionate about his football, music and playing some awesome drums or “timbales” in his brother’s band. He also loved outdoor activities (fishing, hunting, gardening) and DIY projects that he enjoyed and kept him busy during his retirement. Throughout his life journey he optimized his many vocational and military skills to lead a very simple but meaningful life for him and his family

Jose gave us a solid foundation of love, integrity, self discipline and responsibility. We will always love and miss you dearly, rest in peace you gentle and beautiful soul.

Note: in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to “Wounded Warrior Project “

Funeral Home

Salerno's Rosedale Chapels

Phone: (630) 889-1700
Address: 450 W. Lake Street Roselle IL, 60172

Church Details

Chapel Service at Salerno's Rosedale Chapels

Phone: (630) 889-1700
Address: 450 W. Lake St. Roselle Illinois, 60172
Service Date: December 12th 2020
Funeral Time: 3:30 pm

Interment Details

Burial Private


Posted by:
Robert Figueroa Family

Posted on:
Saturday, December 12, 2020

Uncle Joe was an awesome human being. He will always be remembered for his kindness, his warmth, and his great sense of humor. We were all blessed by having been around him. Our family sends our thoughts and prayers to all of those who will miss him.

Posted by:
Estrella Fernandez

Posted on:
Saturday, December 12, 2020

Ernie and I wish to express our deepest sympathy for the loss of your beloved father. May his beautiful memories bring comfort and strength. May his soul rest in Christ's everlasting peace; and may he now join the Lord in His eternal glory.