Lucila "Lucy" Cruz, 59, of Algonquin, died peacefully in her home on Wednesday, September 13, 2023, with her family by her side.
Lucy was born in Mexico on January 7, 1964, to parents Juan and Bertha (nee Martinez) Benitez.
She married Guadalupe Cruz in May of 1987 and together they raised their three sons.
Lucy was a kind and loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She loved to laugh and spoil her grandchildren. Lucy enjoyed taking care of her loved ones and was a wonderful cook. She loved to cook, clean, and care for people! She will be missed dearly by all who knew her.
Lucy is survived by her husband, Guadalupe Cruz, her mother, Bertha Benitez, her sons, Louis (Carla Chavez) Cruz, and Danny (Alexia Casarubias) Cruz, her grandchildren, Prince, David, Steven, and Louis, two of her brothers, Guadelupe’s brother, Alfredo (Austria) Cruz, his sister, Maria Cruz, her niece Lucille, and many more nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her son, Steven Cruz, and her father, Juan Benitez.
Visitation will be Friday, September 15, 2023, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a service at 7p.m. all at DeFiore Funeral Home, 10763 Dundee Road, Huntley.
Burial will be Saturday, September 16, 2023, at 12 noon, at All Saints Cemetery in Des Plaines.
For further information please contact the DeFiore Funeral Home 847-515-8772
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You will be truly missed TIA LUCY! You will always be in our hearts, thoughts and prayers. Our deepest condolences to the rest of the family, Tio Luis, Danny, Luis.