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Connie Acosta

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Connie Acosta

Born: January 25, 1928; in Chicago, IL

Died: December 24, 2018; in Wenatchee, WA

Connie Acosta, formerly of Clinton Ave in Berwyn and 23rd St in Chicago, left this world and her loving family on December 24, 2018 in Wenatchee, Washington. Connie was 90 and was married nearly 69 years to her husband Louie who survives her.

Connie was born at home on Jefferson Street in Chicago on January 25, 1928, the year before the Wall Street Crash of 1929, and grew up during the Great Depression and World War II. Growing up on the south side near 47th Street and Wentworth, she graduated from St. Cecilia Grammar School. As a young woman, she enjoyed going to dances with her sister Esther especially at the elaborate and famous Aragon and Trianon Ballrooms.

Part of the "pioneering" Mexican-American families of Chicago, she was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church on Roosevelt Road. A devout Catholic always dependent on God, Connie also had a great love and devotion to St. Anthony, the patron saint of lost articles. She always encouraged her family to ask St. Anthony to pray for them when something went missing.

Connie married her loving husband, Louie on January 22, 1950 at St. Francis. Together, they produced a family of four children: Hope, Richard (Rick), Martha, and Louis (Louie Jr.). Primarily a homemaker, she also worked outside of the home as a school bus driver for 22 years with Diversey Bus Service. She was proud of her professional driving ability as she cared for students with special needs.

Connie and Louie left Berwyn for Las Cruces, New Mexico and spent 12 warm sunny years there before moving near their son two and a half years ago. One of Connie's favorite foods was potatoes. She loved them cooked in every way, and was famous in her family for her enchiladas filled with cheese, onion, and potatoes.

A hard worker and handy around the house, she helped her husband, Louie with special projects, and especially enjoyed yard work and being outside. However, everyone knew to keep their fine china out of her reach since she seemed to have the uncanny ability to accidentally cause breakage. She had good rhythm and loved to dance with her kids, pursing her lips and keeping time to the beat of all kinds of music including Big Band and disco. As a friend and good neighbor, she helped her neighbors with their dying mothers as she had done for her own mother in own her home for many years. Her priority in life was her family and she would do all she could for her kids and family.

She is survived by her husband, Louie currently of Wenatchee, Washington; daughter, Hope of Arlington, Texas; son, Rick of Wenatchee, Washington; and daughter, Martha of Chicago, Illinois. Also left behind are four grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren, and many nephews and nieces.

She was preceded in death by her parents, an infant daughter at birth, her son, Louie Jr., and her siblings.

A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Paul Church, 2127 W. 22nd Pl. in Chicago on Friday, January 18th at 10:00 am (note time change) with interment at St. Mary's Cemetery. A luncheon hosted by the family will follow.
Published in Suburban Life Publications from Jan. 9 to Jan. 16, 2019
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