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Adriana Aquino
(09-08-1921 - 07-31-2015)

 Adriana Aquino, 93 years old, a resident of Elgin, Illinois, surrounded by her family, was called home by the Lord on Friday, July 31, 2015. She was born in Moca, Puerto Rico on 09/08/1921 and immigrated to Elgin during 1951. Adriana was an avid gardener, whose green thumb produced beautiful flowers and vegetables. A devoted Catholic, she was a long time member of St. Joseph Church in Elgin and later of St. Catherine of Sienna in West Dundee. She found her greatest joy in cooking for her family and doting on the grandchildren and great grandchildren. In 2011 she became a resident of Tower Hill Health Care Center, where she enjoyed walking in the garden and teaching staff and residents Spanish.
She was the daughter of the late Marcial Mendez and Avelina Acevedo Mendez. She was married to her lifetime love, Luis Aquino and was widowed during 2001.
She is survived by her daughters Maria Villanueva, Sonia (Hoffman) Ramos, Helen (Randy) Boyd and Ida( the late Luis) Garcia. She also has sons, Obaldo Eto (Sherri) Aquino and Noel (Lisa) Aquino. She is the adored Gima, Abuela and Grandma to 14 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.
Visitation will be Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at Wait Ross Allanson Funeral & Cremation Services, 51 Center Street, Elgin, Illinois 60120 from 4:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. and Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 9:00 AM followed by a funeral mass at 10:00 AM at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 272 Division Street, Elgin, Illinois 60123. Interment will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery.
As she was a woman of great faith, mass offerings are appreciated.
The family would also like to extend their profound thanks to the employees of Tower Hill Health Care Center. The staff, at all levels, especially her nurses, provided her excellent care, attention and love. They were a tremendous support to the family. For additional information 847-742-2100 or www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com

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