Irene Velazquez, née De La Cerda, age 82, of East Chicago, Indiana joined in communion with our Lord on Saturday, March 13, 2021 surrounded by her loved ones in her home. She is loved and cherished by her husband Diego Velazquez.
She is survived by her children Laura (Rogelio) Lopez, Marisela Velazquez-Jacobi, Edward (Carolyn) Velazquez, Lupita (Jim) Castillo, Jose Luis (Leticia) De La Cerda sister Maria De la Luz De la Cerda, 17 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents Jose and Ignacia De La Cerda, her brother Roberto De La Cerda and Javier De La Cerda and beloved grand-dog Kobi.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 10:00 am at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 3502 Deodar Street, East Chicago, IN with Father Terry Steffens officiating. Burial to follow at St. John Cemetery, Hammond, IN. Visitation will be from 9:00 am until the time of the Mass at 10:00 am at the Church Tuesday morning.
Irene was a proud wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was a wonderful cook who loved to watch the Chivas de Guadalajara with her husband, and loved to be surrounded by her family. She was a devout Catholic who was kind and generous to those she met.
Irene was a talented seamstress who volunteered her sewing talents for St. Catherine’s Hospital. She led the Guadalupaños at Our Lady of Guadalupe for social, fundraising, and volunteering events for many years. To share an online condolence, logon to www.fifefuneralhome.com
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