Carmen Benitez, also known as Mama Carmen, 97, December 8, 2020 , longtime resident of the South Side of Chicago-Back of the Yards neighborhood; beloved wife of the late Francisco Carrillo; cherished mother of Victoria Lopez, Estella Fuentes, Nicholasa Hernandez, Margarita Zeco, Francisco Carrillo, Maria Bustamante, Alfredo Carrillo, Jose (and his late twin brother Ignacio) Carrillo, Jesus Carrillo, Maria Cossyleon, Alma Cossyleon, and the late Victor Carrillo; cherished grandmother and great-grandmother to oh so many. Preceded in death by her parents, Jose and Francisca Benitez, one sister, and two brothers.
Carmen was a wonderful homemaker who took care of her family. She was a great cook, especially her red and green mole dishes. She loved to knit, watch Spanish soap opera’s, sing and dance around the house. Carmen was an animal lover, birds were her favorite creatures.
Services at CENTRAL CHAPEL, 6158 S. Central Ave., Chicago, IL, where family and friends will gather on Monday, December 14, 2020, from 10 to 12 noon. Funeral Service Monday, December 14, 2020, at 12 noon. Burial Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside, IL.
For those attending services, PLEASE NOTE THAT COVID19 RESTRICTIONS WILL BE OBSERVED FOR MAXIMUM GATHERING, 10 PEOPLE AT A TIME, WITH MASKS REQUIRED.
Please visit CARMEN BENITEZ BOOK OF MEMORIES. To express your thoughts or memories in the online guest book, visit www.chapelc.com or www.facebook.com/centralchapel. Info.,773-581-9000.