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Andrea Cortez

November 30, 1930 — December 20, 2020

Andrea P. Cortez , age 90, longtime resident of West Chicago, passed away on Sunday, December 20, 2020. She was born in Mexico on November 30, 1930 to Marcial and Nicolasa Paniagua. Andrea was united in marriage on July 16, 1947 to Miguel Cortez. She loved to cook, garden and she especially loved taking care of her family, which was her biggest pride. Miguel’s and Andrea’s goal was to provide a better life than what they had and by the grace of God they accomplished that!

Andrea was the beloved wife of the late Miguel Cortez; loving mother of Arcadio (Sarafina) Cortez, Eulalia (Roberto) Marmolejo, Beatrice (Juventino) Alfaro, the late Yolanda (Carlos) Ayala, Antonio (Guadalupe) Cortez, Maria Isabel (Juan) Fernandez, the late Miguel (Bridget) Cortez, Christina Cortez, Martha (Rick) Ventimilla, Johnny (Joy) Cortez and Helen Cortez; loving grandmother of 30; great-grandmother of 53; great-great grandmother of 2; sister of 7; aunt of many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Norris-Segert Funeral Home & Cremation Services , 132 Fremont St. (one block north of Washington St. and Main), West Chicago. A private family service will follow. Interment Calvary Cemetery in West Chicago. (Anyone attending the visitation is required to wear a facemask inside the funeral home as per state guidelines and please be brief with your visit to allow everyone the opportunity to pay their respects to keep in accordance with the state and CDC-guidelines) .  For Info 630-231-0060 or

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