Martina Alvarado, age 54, of Elgin, passed away July 2, 2019 at Advocate Sherman Hospital in Elgin. She was born April 11, 1965 in Mexico to her loving parents, Adolfo  Alvarado Carmona and Angela Velazquez Mercado.

Martina was a caring person with a generous, loving heart.  She never hesitated to lend a hand and help someone, and she never expected anything in return.  She waited every afternoon until 4:15pm for her brother Adolfo to return home so they could eat dinner together.

In her free time, Martina enjoyed spending time with her cat, Kio, and crocheting.

Martina was preceded in death by her mother, Angela Velazquez Mercado.

Martina lives on through her father, Adolfo Alvarado Carmona; four sisters and four brothers, and many nieces and nephews who she loved dearly.

Visitation will be 5:00p.m. until time of funeral service at 7:00p.m. Saturday, July 6, 2019 at Symonds-Madison Funeral Home, 305 Park St., Elgin IL 60120, Rev. Hugo Rosas officiating. Interment will be private.

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