Maria Ramirez-Alvarado, 43, of Elgin passed away on March 24, 2017 in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. Maria was born in Mexico on February 3, 1974. A funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, March 31, 2017 at the St Joseph Catholic Church in Elgin. Visitation will be held on Thursday, from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Wait Ross Allanson Funeral and Cremation Services Chapel, 51 Center St. Elgin. 847-742-2100 or www.lairdfamilfuneralservices.com.