Obituary of Rafael Fernandez
Rafael Fernandez, 93, of Blue Island, passed from this life Thursday, January 28, 2021. Rafael is the beloved husband of Ramona nee Flores. He is the loving father of Rafael (Jill) Fernandez. Rafael is the devoted grandfather of Zackary (Selene) Fernandez and Miguel Fernandez and the proud great grandfather of Giovanni and Jaziel. He is the caring step-grandfather of Vicente (Christina) Orozco and step great grandfather of Elizabeth, Vicente Jr., Victoria and Anastacia. He is the dear brother of Ester Castaneda, Jorge Fernandez and the late Gloria Fernandez, late Carlos Fernandez and the late Gilberto Fernandez. Rafael leaves many other family members and friends to cherish his memory. Rafael was born September 26, 1927 in Mexico City. He was formerly employed by Material Service Corporation and was a member of the Laborers International Union Local 681. Rafael enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He especially loved camping and traveling. Rafael liked the sport of handball. Visitation for Rafael will be held Wednesday, February 3, 2021 , from 8:30 am until the time of chapel prayers at 10:15 am, then to St. Benedict Church, 2339 York St., for Mass at 11:00 am. Interment will take place at St. Casimir Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to St. Benedict Church greatly appreciated. Due to the Covid 19 restrictions, all precautions must be adhered to and will be enforced. All visitors must have facial coverings and follow social distancing standards of 6 feet. The number of visitors will be limited to twenty-five (25) and monitored, it is requested that you refrain from physical contact. Out of courtesy to all who wish to pay their respects, please keep your time in the chapel brief. Thank you for your understanding, as we all work together during these unsettled times.