Matilde Marckwardt passed away peacefully on July 30th, 2020 at AMITA Health Hospice Care in Elk Grove Village, IL.
Matilde was born November 2nd, 1932 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She was the daughter of Daniel Alberto Monteros & Mercedes del Carmen Santillan.
She had one daughter in 1950. She married LaSalle Marckwardt & moved to Chicago in the 1960’s. She attended Beauty School, became a hairdresser & opened a hair salon in Skokie.
She temporarily relocated back to Argentina in the late 1970’s. Her husband passed away in 1988.
She was a very spiritual & religious woman who loved the opera & would sing along as she knew the words to so many of the classics. She would cry whenever she sang Non Ti Scordar Di Me.
She was fluent in Spanish, which was her first language, as well as English. She also understood the Italian language.
She loved traveling, old movies & sharing memories of her childhood.
She would brighten any room she walked into & was always quick to make conversations. Everyone admired her spirit & strength. She loved her family & always teared up when she would talk about her poppy, mommy, brothers & her sister.
She will be missed tremendously & will forever remain in our hearts.
Matilde is survived by her daughter Alyce Spychalski, (Joseph) grandchildren, Suzanne Anzalone (Frank) and Daniel Spychalski (Linda), and her great grandchildren, Emma & Chase.
She inherited a large step-family through her granddaughter Suzanne’s marriage to Frank, including four step great grandchildren & seven step great great grandchildren.
She always looked forward to the holidays & family gatherings.
Matilde was preceded in death by her parents Daniel Alberto Monteros & Mercedes del Carmen Santillan, her husband, LaSalle Marckwardt, her brothers Roque, Juan, Daniel & her sister Julia.
Due to COVID-19, Matilde will have an intimate, private visitation on Saturday, August 1st, 2020.
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