Alvera Zapparato

Alvera Candelaira Zapparato

Tuesday, February 2nd, 1932 - Saturday, December 5th, 2020
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Alvera Zapparato, 88, of Chicago, Illinois passed away on Saturday, December 5, 2020 in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Born on February 2, 1932, in Gary, Indiana; she was the daughter of the late Eulalio Mata and Vincenta Valadez.

Alvera was a long-time resident of Chicago Illinois. She was known as “Ma” to many for her loving and selfless heart.

Mother to her son Paul Castellano (Gerry), her late daughter Rose Rodriguez, and her daughter Mercedes Reed (Paul). Grandmother to Paul (Jamie), the late Christopher, Christina (Billy), Heather, Anthony (Chrystine), Stephanie (Hank), Arianna (Omar), and Erica. Great Grandmother to Brittany, Julia, Chris, Molly, James, Kareem, Alayah, Rose, Mateo, Carter, Olivia, Max, and Conor. The Funeral will be held on Friday, December 11, 2020, at 1:00pm at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Evergreen Park, Illinois, 60805. She will be buried in Section Z, Block 9, Lot 8, Grave 1.

Proko Funeral Home & Crematory
5111-60th Street
Kenosha, WI 53144
Phone: (262) 654-3533
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    Friday, December 11th, 2020 |
    Friday, December 11th, 2020
    St. Marys Catholic Cemetery
    87th Street and S. Hamlin Ave
    Evergreen Park, IL 60805
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Pauline Bayatpour

Posted at 05:22pm
With this tree may her memory live on forever! From: The Godinez Family. Janie, Pauline, Margie, Rosemarie, Maria and Ascencion.
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Toni Ruvalcaba

Posted at 02:48pm
May I add she gave me the blackjack!

Toni Ruvalcaba

Posted at 02:46pm
I was helping move her out her apartment and in each room I kept finding different weapon a knife, baseball bat, switchblade even a blackjack when I showed her she said with a smile 'A gals gotta protect her self '!!! It was awesome.


Posted at 01:19pm
My sincerest condolences to the family. She will be greatly missed by many. Rest in Peace Ma.

Dee Sliwinski

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