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1945 Maria 2022

Maria “Lou” D. Pedraza (nee De La Torre)

November 28, 1945 — January 11, 2022

Age 76, late of Chicago, IL and Merrillville, IN, passed away January 11, 2022. Beloved wife of late Richard Francisco Pedraza and late Paul Murillo. Loving mother of Richard F. (Nicole) Pedraza; Peter M. (Annemarie) Pedraza; Marcelina Pedraza; Renee L. Pedraza; Santos Pedraza and Edwin Tirado, Jr. Caring grandmother of: late Antonio Christopher Pedraza, Maria D. Pedraza, Natalie Elenz, Tiffany Elenz, Tomas A. Pedraza, Gabriella A. Pedraza, Kasey R. Pedraza and Edie B. Pedraza. Kind sister of: Antonio De La Torre and Alberto De La Torre. Dear aunt of many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents: Antonio De La Torre and Santos (nee Ledesma) De La Torre. Maria was a member of LULAC and an Our Lady of Guadalupe alumna. She enjoyed crocheting, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. Maria was an avid reader and a Wheel of Fortune fanatic.

In lieu of flowers, a monetary donation for her caregivers would be appreciated.

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Thursday, January 20, 2022

2:00 - 8:00pm (Central time)

Griesel Jiménez Stodden Funeral Home

10240 S Ewing Ave, Chicago, IL 60617

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Friday, January 21, 2022

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Our Lady of Guadalupe Church

3200 E 91st St, Chicago, IL 60617

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