Maria Hernandez

Obituary of Maria Guadalupe Hernandez

Maria Guadalupe Cisneros de Hernandez, of Alsip, passed from this life on Sunday, June 23, 2024 at the age of ninety-three.

Maria was born on December 12, 1930 in San Francisco del Rincon, Guanajuato, Mexico to the late Jeronimo and the late Delfina Rios de Cisneros.  She is the beloved wife of Antonio Hernandez “Papa Toño”.   The couple were united in marriage on May 10, 1948.  Maria is the loving mother to the late Antonio Hernandez, Irene Manrique (Gorgonio), Rubelia Hernandez (Victor), Clementina Manrique (Pablo), Elisa Chavez (Pedro), Miguel Hernandez (Ana), Maria Guadalupe Garcia (Armando), Maria de la Luz Mendoza (Roberto), Juan Hernandez (Sara), Aurelio Hernandez (Blanca) and Eduardo Alejandro Hernandez.  She is the cherished sister of the late Manuelita Cisneros (the late Ramon), the late Martin Cisneros (the late Ramona) and Delfina Gomez (the late Jose).  Maria is the devoted grandmother to thirty-five grandchildren, fifty-one great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren.  She leaves many other dear family members and friends to cherish her memory.

Maria loved spending time with her family and preparing wonderful meals for them.  She loved to clean, peel and cook nopales (cactus) for her large family.  Her family will also remember her by the beautiful kitchen towels she embroidered and the blankets, sweaters and doilies she crocheted. 

Visitation for Maria will be held Wednesday, June 26, 2024 from 3:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Krueger Funeral Home, 13050 Greenwood Avenue, Blue Island. The funeral will take place at St. Anthony of Padua, 11533 S Prairie Avenue, Chicago on Thursday, June 27, 2024.  Maria will lie in state from 9:00 am until the time of Holy Mass at 10:00 a.m.  Interment at St. Casimir Cemetery, Chicago will follow after the service.