Helen Cadena

Helen Cadena

Wednesday, November 13th, 1929 - Friday, May 1st, 2020
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Helen Cadena was 90 years old and born on November 13, 1929, and she rested in eternal peace on May 1, 2020. She was a resident of the Gage Park neighborhood and former resident of the Back of the Yards area in the Southwest side of Chicago.

Helen is survived by former husband, Michael Cadena and their children. Helen was a beloved and devoted Mother of late Irma Cadena, Michael Cadena (Sara), Richard Cadena (Veronica), Belinda Cadena (Jesus), Rebecca Cadena, and Roger Cadena (Reyna), loved daughter of late Catalina Ramirez Mendez and late Marciano Mendez and dear sister of late Gabriel Mendez.

She was a loving grandmother to Lorenzo, Edward, Holly, Mark Jr., Melissa, Marcy, Adam, Benjamin, Roger Jr., Matthew, Celso, Tony, and Gabriel. She was a beloved great-grandmother to Isaiah, Giana, Anayah, Naomi, Julian, Noah, and Jayden. Family was the most Important part of her life and she showed unconditional love to all.

Helen was a loving, devoted, compassionate and selfless mother. She owned and worked diligently with her husband to manage a grocery store in the Back of the Yards. She enjoyed spending time with her family, cooking, crocheting, swimming, and reading the bible. Helen was a spiritual and kind woman and involved in church activities. She was also the protector, nurturer, spiritual counselor, and offered help to those in need, and loved to feed everyone.

Helen was the true meaning of a warrior and Godly legacy of faith. She will be deeply missed by her family, and many relatives and friends. Helen has entered the Gates of Heaven and is now at peace, but her memory and legacy will live on through all of us and she will always be our guiding light. Helen lived by the biblical verse Ephesians 4:32 “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”

Due to the Coronavirus regulations, a private funeral service for a small gathering of Helen’s immediate family was held on Wednesday, May 6, 2020, at Central Chapel, 6158 S. Central Ave., Chicago, IL. Burial St. Mary’s Cemetery, Evergreen Park, IL.

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    Central Chapel - Private Family Services
    6158 S. Central Ave.
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  • Interment

    St. Mary Cemetery
    3701 W. 87th St.
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    Christ Child Shrine - Lot 1217A


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Posted at 03:40pm
Belinda, my deepest condolences to you and your family. May God's love and comfort be with you all.
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Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
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Posted at 11:48pm
Thank you for everything you did in my childhood......

Belinda Cadena Posted at 02:51pm

You are welcome Jesus

Nancy Garcia

Posted at 07:50pm
Cadena family, you are in my prayers. My Madrina was a wonderful woman & will be deeply missed. Rest In Heaven Madrina. Love, Nancy & Garcia family
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Love Dad and Adela
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