José Guadalupe Villegas age 58 also known as Sanchez to others, passed away on July 26, 2021 at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. Just two weeks after the passing of his late father José Guadalupe Villegas age 80 on July 12, 2021.
José Guadalupe Villegas was born on September 17, 1962 in Los Fresnos, Jalisco, Mexico to the now late parents of Jose and Maria Villegas. The second oldest in the family, having 4 brothers Jovenal, Juan(late brother), Chuy, and Alejandro and 5 sisters Maria(Cuca), Sara, Olivia, Helda, and Imelda. At a young age his parents decided to cross the boarder to give their kids a better life. Growing up Jose worked at a factory where they engraved stone for tombstones and grave markers. He enjoyed his job but over the years his hands couldn’t keep up, and he eventually became a stay at home dad - where everyday he can be seen making diner for his wife, kids, and grandkid. He enjoyed watching his sports, new, and telenovela while his grandkids by his side begging for his phone so they can watch videos and play games. Jose loved going to Dunkin Donuts to talk to his friends or just cruising around. He was always living his life happy as he can be. Growing up, Sanchez had health issues including neck cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes, and problems with his heart and lungs. Despite always having hospital check ups and procedures, he was never alone. His family was always there to support him.
Sanchez married Alejandra Madrigal, being together at least 30 years having two kids Alberto and Kimberly, grandpa to two boys Ayden and Adriel, and a chihuahua named Bella, being an uncle to 35 nieces and nephews. He was loved by many and will be miss by many and he did everything he could to help others, whether it was going to the flea markets with his brother buying tons of random things, baby sitting kids, cooking for family parties which is what he love to do the most. Every weekend Jose would go to T&J Meatpacking to buy the meat he needed to make Carnitas at his sisters Helda house, and many friends and family would come by to eat and enjoy each others company. He loved to cook, at every family event he can be seen making tamales, carnitas, tacos, menudo, beans, pretty much everything. Always in the kitchen making something, filling up the freezer with tons of food, knowing that he's going to make more before the original batch even ran out.
Arrangements entrusted to Olen Funeral Home of Harvey: 15700 S. Emerald Ave., Harvey, IL 60426 (708-331-0654). Visitation for Jose will be held on Friday, July 30, 2021 from 3 pm until 8 pm. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, July 31, 2021 from 7 am until 8 am. Prayer Service to commence at 8 am for 9 am Funeral Mass at St. Paul Catholic Church of Chicago Heights. Interment to follow at Assumption Cemetery of Glenw0od.
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