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Andrea C. Olivares

February 4, 1931 ~ July 11, 2021 (age 90)

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Andrea “Conchita” Olivares, age 90, of East Chicago, Indiana passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 11, 2021.  She was born in Tepexpan, near Mexico City.  She, along with the love of her life, Samuel Machin, moved to East Chicago in 1975.  Samuel passed away on June 25, 1992.  She had four children:  Manuel Antonio (Rosario), Maria Paula, Juana Patricia and Sylvester Samuel (Nicole Marie); 10 grandchildren: Ivonne (Fernando), Ivan (Erika), Leon (Cristina Yazmin), the late Rodolfo David, Andrea Judith (Quinn), Maria Guadalupe, Juan Andres (Rosalinda), Daniel Henry, Samuel Nicholas and Bianca Nicole; 17 great grandchildren:  Francisco Manuel, David Raziel, Fernando Ivan, Jonathan, Natali, Maria Patricia, Breanna Lynn, Jazmyn Arieanna, Priscilla Margarita, Quinn Anthony, Jr., Alizae Angelique, Lucio Jr., Peter David, Gabriel David, Rosalinda Gianna, Juan Gannon and Genna Isidra.  Her family was her greatest and most proud accomplishment; she loved them dearly.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, July 17, 2021 beginning at 12:30 pm at St. Patrick Church, 3802 Grand Blvd., East Chicago, IN.  Burial to follow at St. John Cemetery, Hammond, Indiana.  Visitation will be on Saturday, July 17, 2021 from 8:00 am until 12:00 noon at FIFE FUNERAL HOME, 4201 Indianapolis Blvd., East Chicago, Indiana.

Conchita was a woman of strong faith; God was always at the center of her life.  She was the bedrock of her family; always teaching by example how to have faith, work hard, and most importantly love your family.  Together with the love of her life, they owned and operated Sam & Conchita’s Bakery on Main Street in East Chicago in the mid 70’s to mid 80’s.  She was a dedicated mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, to which she answered to Mama, Grandma, Madresita and Conchis.  The personal success of all her loved ones is a result of her love, support and constant prayers.  One of her favorite remarks when addressing her loved ones was, “I Love You Anytime”.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Conchita’s memory to her church, St. Patrick Church, 3802 Grand Blvd., East Chicago, IN or for a Mass celebrated in her honor.  To share an online condolence, logon to:

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July 17, 2021

8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Fife Funeral Home
4201 Indianapolis Blvd.
East Chicago, IN 46312

Mass of Christian Burial
July 17, 2021

12:30 PM
St. Patrick Church
3802 Grand Boulevard
East Chicago, IN 46312

Interment following Mass
July 17, 2021

St. John Cemetery
1547 - 167th Street
Hammond, IN 46320


St. Patrick Church
3802 Grand Boulevard, East Chicago, IN 46312,
Tel: 219-398-1036

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