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Velazquez, 75, of Galesburg, died at 10:13 p.m. Saturday, August 10,
2019, surrounded by her family at OSF St. Francis Medical Center,
was born November 15, 1943 in Dr Arroyo, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, the
daughter of Camilo and Dominga (Ortega) Aguirre. Eloisa married
Adrian Velazquez on February 17, 1967 in Mexico. He survives of
Galesburg; as do her two daughters, Sandra (Spiro) Deligiannis and
Laura Velazquez both of Galesburg; one son, Carlos (Lisa) Velazquez
of Phoenix, AZ; one brother, Cirilo (Debbie) Aguirre of Port Huron,
MI; and two sisters, Antonia Coronado-Aguirre and Aurora
Estrada-Aguirre both in Matehuala, Mexico.
is also survived by her beloved grandchildren, Christopher, Marina,
Alexandria, and Nikolas Deligiannis, Danica Velazquez (whom Eloisa
and Adrian raised), Michael Brockman-Velazquez, Michael and Isabella
Velazquez; and two great grandchildren, Rilynn and Royal Velazquez-
living in Mexico Eloisa worked as a nurse. After moving to the
United States in 1973 she began working as a CNA. She spent many
years working at Cottonwood in Galesburg and spending her last years
working at Courtyard Estates in Monmouth, retiring in 2014. She was
a longtime member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church. She enjoyed
watching Mexican soap operas, reading, and working in her flower
was most important to Eloisa, from cooking family dinners every
Sunday to taking care of her grandchildren and making sure they were
where they needed to be.
will be 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at Watson Thomas Funeral
Home and Crematory, Galesburg, with praying of the rosary at 7 p.m.
Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at Corpus
Christi Catholic Church. Memorials may be directed to St. Jude
Children’s Hospital, Midwest Affiliate. Online expressions of
sympathy may be sent to the family at www.watsonthomas.com.