Maria G. “Lupe” Rodriguez, 82, of South Elgin, passed away on February 15, 2016 at Presence St. Joseph Hospital in Elgin. She was born December 12, 1934 in Mexico to the loving parents of Rumaldo Arteaga and Rosa Cordero.

Maria had a sweet and caring disposition. She always put others before herself, and many of her grandchildren thought of her as a “second mother” who looked out for them and modeled the type of person they should be.

In her free time, Maria enjoyed shopping with family and spending time with her grandchildren. Her favorite foods included pizza, Burger King, and Subway, all washed down with a glass of Coke. She will be remembered as a devoted mother, grandmother, and sister.

She is survived by her children, Martin, Esther, Lourdes Aguirre, Andres, Samuel, Hector, and Carmela Rodriguez; 28 grandchildren, and 52 grand children.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesus Rodriguez, daughters Rosa Marquez, Marta and Cuca Rodriguez, and son Jesus Rodriguez.

Visitation will be Sunday, February 21, 2016 from 5:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. at Symonds-Madison Funeral Home, 305 Park St, Elgin, 60120. Funeral service will be on Monday, February 22, 2016 at St. Monica Parish, 90 North Kennedy Drive, Carpentersville, IL 60110. Internment will be follow Dundee Township East Cemetery, 420 Dundee Avenue, East Dundee, IL 60118 . For more information call 847-741-1128 or visit www.symondsmadisonfuneralhome.com.

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