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Alberta Castaneda
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Alberta D. "Veta"
Castaneda (Lopez)
1933 - 2017
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Obituary for Alberta D. "Veta" Castaneda (Lopez)

Alberta D. “Veta” Castaneda, nee Lopez, 83, lifetime resident of the south side of Chicago-Back of the Yards neighborhood, loving mother of Efren Castaneda, Jr. and Catherine “Kit” (Bill) Sarolas; beloved grandmother of Mark E. Sarolas, Becka Sarolas, and Melissa Castaneda; great grandmother of Noah E. Sarolas; dear sister of Alejos (Janice) Lopez, James Lopez, Lorenzo “Aber” Lopez, Jr., Rodrigo (Debbie) Lopez, Sr., Patricia Aguilar, Iris “Bambi” Craig, Antonio Lopez, Huemac Lopez, Amada (Florencio) Trujillo, the late George (Jeannie) Lopez, the late Eloy (late Nancy) Lopez, and Dolores “Sista” (Louis) Medina; fond sister in law of Elena Castaneda; loving aunt of many; former wife of Efren Castaneda, Sr.

Visitation Friday, March 31, 3 to 8 p.m. at CENTRAL CHAPEL, 6158 S. Central Ave., Chicago, IL. Funeral Mass Saturday, April 1, 10:30 a.m., meeting directly at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 4515 S. Ashland Ave., Chicago, IL. Burial Resurrection Cemetery.

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