Esperanza Blanco (nee Perez), age 79 of East Chicago, IN passed away Friday, May 24, 2019 at home. Loving mother of 3 children: Maria (Hector) Castillo, Paulino (Hilda) Blanco and Javier (Lydia) Blanco; loving grandmother of 5: Adrianna Blanco, Marcos Castillo, Nina Castillo, Natalia Blanco and Katarina Blanco; beloved great grandmother of 2: Luna-Evangeline and Wesley Nutter. Preceded in death by her husband, Paulino Blanco, Sr; siblings: Armando Perez, Consuelo Salinas and Caesar Perez.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, May 31, 2019 at 10:00 am at St. Patrick's Church, 3802 Grand Blvd., East Chicago, IN with Rev. Jayababu Nuthulapati officiating. Private cremation to follow. Visitation at FIFE FUNERAL HOME, 4201 Indianapolis Blvd., East Chicago, IN will be from 4:00 to 7:00 pm on Thursday, May 30, 2019. (**DUE TO CONSTRUCTION** - take either Railroad Avenue or Tod Avenue or Olcott Avenue to 142nd Street and go West). Please bring any photos you may have of Esperanza. Funeral and Burial will be private.
Esperanza retired from East Chicago Central High School in 2008 and she was a volunteer in the gift shop at St. Catherine Hospital, East Chicago. To share an online condolence, logon to www.fifefuneralhome.com