Joaquina Alamillo

Obituary of Joaquina Alamillo

Joaquina "Kena" M. Alamillo
(nee Marquez)

Age 66. Passed away peacefully, on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at the Joliet Area Community Hospice surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with cancer.  Born on April 17, 1951 to Kenneth Marquez and Henrietta Sanchez.  A resident of Lockport, formerly of Joliet. She retired from Silver Cross Hospital after 31 years of dedicated service.  Kena was a devoted mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.  

Survived by her three children, Anita (Angel) Garcia, Raquel (Alan) Cottle and Ricky (Jennifer) Alamillo; grandchildren, Alex, Tony, Ava, Ricky, Jr. Olivia and Eva; Siblings, Tony (Arlene) Marquez, Sandra Suarez, Mike (Connie) Marquez, Debbie (Craig) Johnston, Robert Sanchez, John (Kathy) Romo and Monica Murphy;  Tom Alamillo; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Preceded by her parents; one daughter, Monica Teresa Alamillo; her brother-in-law, Juan Suarez; and sister-in-law, Karen Marquez.

The family would like to send a special Thank You to the doctors, nurses and staff at Joliet Area Community Hospice for their care and compassion.

A Memorial Visitation will be held on Monday, May 8, 2017, at St. Dennis Church, 1214 S Hamilton St. Lockport, IL 60441  from 9:30 a.m. until the time of her Memorial Mass at 11:00 a.m.  As it was her wish, cremation rites have been accorded.  In lieu of flowers, memorials in her name to Joliet Area Community Hospice would be appreciated.  For information, please call 815-741-5500 or visit her Memorial Tribute at