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Mamita Lucita Hernandez

Visitation Date: Friday, April 5, 2024
Visitation Time: 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Funeral Date: Saturday, April 6th, 2024
Funeral Time: 9:30 am
Place of Funeral: St. Isidore Church
Funeral Notes: Prayers and final viewing will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday morning at the Funeral Home.
Interment: St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery

On April 1, 2024, Luz (Mamita Lucita) Hernandez Erazo, 89 years old, of Roselle, Illinois, passed
away after a long illness. A native of Ecuador, Lucita was born in the shadow of Mount
Chimborazo in a small town called Sevilla to Aurelio and Zoila Erazo. She grew up on her
family’s farm, helping to harvest the crops and tend to the livestock, but her future awaited her
3,000 miles away. Mamita Lucita and Papa Teodoro began their family in Ecuador but soon
moved to the United States. Settling in the suburbs of Chicago, Mamita raised her children in a
new country with a different language and an unfamiliar culture but with the same unwavering
love and support. As she remade her life in America, she brought with her the lessons and skills
she developed from her childhood education in a Catholic boarding school; she was a
professional seamstress until her retirement, but she was also skilled in embroidery and
As her family grew to include the spouses and children of her sons and daughters, her kindness
and warmth also grew to encompass everyone. She cared for anyone who walked into her
house, offering food, a little “cafecito,” a hug, and for those in most need, a heartfelt blessing.
Mamita loved her family and friends, and she was devoted to her Catholic faith, so much of her
advice was based on scripture. She was incapable of disciplining her beloved grandchildren, but
it was not necessary as they adored her too much to misbehave (kind of). Everyone who met
Mamita loved her, and she loved everyone right back.
Mamita is survived by her children Magdalena (Robert), Vicente (Jeny), Sylvia (Jose), Ricardo
(Lina), Ted (Rosalinda), Albaro Benito (Betty), and Juan (Lara), 27 grandchildren, 30 great-
grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild as well as her sisters, Anita, Olga, Imelda, and Alicia
and her brothers, Cornelio and Raul. She was predeceased by her husband Teodoro, her son
Adolfo, her brother Luis, and her infant twin sisters. Mamita is the heart of the family and will
be missed by all who knew her.
Visitation will be held on Friday, April 5 from 3pm-9pm at Salerno’s Rosedale Chapel in Roselle,
Illinois. The funeral mass is scheduled for Saturday, April 6 at 9:30am at St. Isidore Catholic
Church in Bloomingdale, Illinois. The interment location will be St. Michael the Archangel
Catholic Cemetery with the date and time to be announced later.

Funeral Home

Salerno's Rosedale Chapels

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

Church Details

St. Isidore Church

Phone: (630) 529-3045
Address: 427 W Army Trail Rd. Bloomingdale IL, 60108
Service Date: April 6th 2024
Funeral Time: 9:30 am

Interment Details

St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery

Address: 1185 W. Algonquin Rd. Palatine Illinois, 60067


Posted by:
Priscilla, Jonathan, Matthew & Emily Martyka

Posted on:
Friday, April 5, 2024

We are so sorry for your loss. Your mom was always smiling, & we remember her walking from her home to visit. She would always greet us with a beautiful hello if she saw us. My children and I will always remember walking with our wagon to pick apples off her tree and ground to bring back home to make delicious homemade pies and apple sauce to freeze for the year. It was so nice of her and your family to invite us to do that year after year. The love and kindness that flowed within her, will always be warmly remembered. Our deep condolences to all of her family and friends for their loss. But she will forever be in so many hearts with precious memories forever. Priscilla Martyka

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Posted on:
Thursday, April 4, 2024

Sylvia, sorry for your loss. May Mamita Lucita rest in peace. Ana M.

Posted by:
Mirian Alvarez y EdgarAlvarez

Posted on:
Thursday, April 4, 2024

Sylvita nuestro mas sentido pésame que hermosa historia de su querida madrecita que Diosito le tenga en la gloria