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Tomas Cabral Nava

April 4, 1944 — February 16, 2022

Tomas Cabral Nava, age 77, of South Chicago, Il, passed away peacefully at home, February 16, 2022, at 2:38 p.m. surrounded by his loving great niece Monique Orozco, his brother Narciso Cabral, and nieces and nephews, Concha, Beto, Toli, Martha, Angelina, Linda, Norma, and Lupe Cabral. He is survived by his wife Guadalupe Cabral, His beloved children, Angelina, Juan, and Bertha Cabral, daughter-in-law, Elsa, grandchildren, Christopher, Stephanie, Jordan, Andrea, Jazmin, Alex, Ryan, and Chelsey and great grandchildren, Ethan, Emily, and Julian, and his brothers, Mauro and Narciso Cabral that loved him dearly. He is preceded in death by parents: Tomas and Angelina Cabral and siblings: Juanita, Andrea, Hermelinda, and Herlinda Cabral.

Tomas was born in Zacatecas, Mexico. When he was a teenager, he moved to Tijuana, then to Los Angeles, California. He worked as a professional butcher and other professions for years until he retired. He loved visiting his daughters, son, and grandchildren. He was a great uncle to all his nephews and nieces. He loved visiting them and had a special bond with them. In 2016, he moved to the Chicago area and loved to travel to California. He was a free-spirited person, adventurous, and always wanted the best for all his children and family. He had a strong character and was set in his ways but was kind and was always willing to help everyone. In his younger years, he did not mind driving long distances to help anyone in need. He was daring and was never afraid to take on life’s challenges.

He touched many people's lives, especially his niece Linda, who he loved as a daughter. He was very affectionate to all his nephews and nieces. His loving hugs will be missed, he always said, “Hola Chica(o),” and smiled. He had that special personality that when he entered a room everyone noticed him. He was charismatic and had a special sense of humor that made you smile. He was an animal lover and protected all insects. He cared deeply for the birds, cats, and dogs.

Tomas was a strong person. He was determined and had the courage to stop the cancer treatments. He was ready to go on his own terms. He said in Spanish, “Estoy listo, montado y armado,” “Vamonos Recio,” which meant, “I am ready to go.”  He never gave up, he tried to make the best of every moment in life, nothing stopped him from doing what he wanted to do. His adventurous and free-spirited heart will live forever in all the Cabral family. He will be missed by his beloved family and by his “Muchachito,” Drizco. (Loving pet). He will be remembered dearly.

Father Armando Morales will officiate the Memorial mass at Immaculate Conception Church on Saturday, March 5, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. 2944 East 88th St, Chicago, IL, followed by the

Memorial service from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Giesel Jimenez Funeral Home, 10240 S. Ewing Avenue, Chicago IL.

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Tomas Cabral Nava, de 77 años, de South Chicago, Il, falleció pacíficamente en su casa, el 16 de febrero de 2022, a las 2:38 p.m. rodeado de su amorosa sobrina nieta Monique Orozco, su hermano Narciso Cabral, y sobrinos, Concha, Beto, Toli, Martha, Angelina, Linda, Norma y Lupe Cabral. Le sobrevivió su esposa Guadalupe Cabral, Sus amados hijos, Angelina, Juan y Bertha Cabral, nuera, Elsa, nietos, Christopher, Stephanie, Jordan,Andrea, Jazmin, Alex, Ryan y Chelsey y bisnietos, Ethan, Emily y Julian, y sus hermanos, Mauro y Narciso Cabral que lo amaban entrañablemente. Le precedieron en la muerte sus padres: Tomás y Angelina Cabral y hermanos: Juanita, Andrea, Hermelinda y Herlinda Cabral.

Tomás nació en Zacatecas, México. Cuando era muy joven se mudó a Tijuana, luego a Los Ángeles,California. Trabajó como carnicero profesional y en otras profesiones durante años hasta que se jubiló. Leencantaba visitar a sus hijas, hijo y nietos.  Era un buen tío de todos sus sobrinos. Le encantaba visitarlos ytenía un vínculo especial con ellos. En 2016, se mudó al área de Chicago y le encantaba viajar a California.Era una persona de un espíritu libre, aventurero, y siempre quiso lo mejor para todos sus hijos y su familia.Tenía un carácter fuerte y era decidido, pero tenía un corazón de oro y siempre estaba dispuesto a ayudar. En sus años de juventud, no le importaba conducir largas distancias para ayudar a cualquiera que lonecesitara.  Era atrevido y nunca tuvo miedo de asumir los desafíos de la vida.

Tocó la vida de muchas personas, especialmente la de su sobrina Linda, a quien amaba como si fuera su propia hija. Era muy cariñoso con todos sus sobrinos. Sus abrazos cariñosos serán muy extrañados, siempresaludaba a todos, "Hola Chica(o)", y sonreía.  Tenía esa personalidad especial que cuando entraba en unahabitación todo el mundo se fijaba en él.  Era carismático y tenía un sentido del humor especial que te hacíasonreír. Era un protector de los animales y pequeños insectos. Se preocupaba profundamente por los pájaros,los gatos y los perritos.

Tomás era una persona fuerte.  Siempre fue decidido y tuvo el coraje de detener los tratamientos contra elcáncer.  Estaba listo para irse en sus propios términos, dijo a su sobrina, "Mija, estoy listo, montado yarmado", "vamonos recio”, Nunca se rindió, era una persona que trataba de sacar lo mejor de cada momentode la vida, nada le impedía hacer lo que él quería hacer.  Su corazón aventurero, de espíritu libre vivirá parasiempre en toda la familia Cabral.  Será muy extrañado por su querida familia y por su "Muchachito", Drizco.(Mascota amorosa).  Todos lo recordaremos con mucho cariño.

El Padre Armando Morales oficiará la misa conmemorativa en la Iglesia de la Inmaculada Concepción elsábado 5 de marzo de 2022, a las 5:00 p.m. 2944 East 88th St, Chicago, IL, seguida de la Servicios con memorativos de 6:00 p.m. a 9:00 p.m., Giesel Jimenez Funeral Home, 10240 S. Ewing Avenue, Chicago, IL.

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