Leoncio Nieves, age 69, of Elgin, IL, passed away on May 20, 2021. He was born August 27, 1951 in Añasco, Puerto Rico to his loving parents, Valerio Nieves Cortes and Juana Gonzalez.
Leoncio met his wife, Lillia, at school, and they were married for 47 years. He was a family man; he and his wife raised four children.
He loved to garden and to work on cars. Loved ones will remember him as a man of integrity, always straightforward.
Leoncio is survived by his wife, Lillia Nieves; children, Leoncio Nieves, Jr., Luis Nieves, Mayra Villanueva, and Yarilis Nieves; sister, Julia Nieves; grandchildren, Ivan Leoncio Nieves, Diamante Del Carmen Nieves, Ariana Alysa Nieves, Anthony Enrique Nieves, Abigail Rose Nieves, Leoncio Varlerio Nieves, Julian Leoncio Nieves, Irene Ruslana Nieves, Elissa Bella Nieves, Luis Angel Nieves, Marissa Bella Nieves, Julissa Bella Nieves, Araceli Lys Villanueva, and Christian Michael Villanueva; great granddaughter, Rocio Del Carmen Nieves; niece, Emma Lorenzo; and nephew, Julio Lorenzo.
Visitation will be 5:00pm to 9:00pm, Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at Symonds-Madison Funeral Home, 305 Park Street, Elgin, IL 60120.
Mourners are encouraged to review the funeral home COVID-19 public health policies ahead of time. The family asks that for your safety and theirs, please wear a mask.
To access the visitation remotely, loved ones are encouraged to log on safe from home via Zoom.us (Meeting ID: 998 6419 3990, Password: 536921).
Mass will be at 11:00am, Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 270 Division Street, Elgin, IL 60120. Monsignor Arquimedes Vallejo will be officiating.
Interment to follow at Mount Hope Cemetery, 1001 Villa Street, Elgin, IL 60120.
Final arrangements entrusted to Symonds-Madison Funeral Home. For more information, call 847-741-1128 or visit www.symondsmadison.com.