Francisca “Paca” Otero

Born: June 19, 1938
Died: December 2, 2018
Private Celebration of Life Service: Saturday, January 5, 2019

Francisca “Paca” Otero, 80, of Schaumburg, IL, went to be with her Lord, Christ Jesus, surrounded by her family on December 2, 2018, at Alexian Brothers Hospital, Elk Grove Village, IL. Born on June 19, 1938, in Barranquitas, PR, she is predeceased by her parents, Sabino and Esmeralda Ortiz of Barranquitas, PR, ten siblings, her son, Eriberto Pérez of Pontiac, MI and grandson, Andre Pérez of Pontiac, MI.

Paca was a homemaker living in Schaumburg with her husband, Pablo. “Petunia” as her grandchildren used to call her, was a devoted Christian who was deeply committed to the Word of God, a fun-loving wife and mother of gentle spirit. She loved to sing and used to be the “designated singer” especially during the holiday season. She was shy and was known for her ease in frequent conversations. She maintained a sweet and simple demeanor throughout her life. Her joy, contagious smile and joking around will never be forgotten.

Survivors include her husband of 51 years, Pablo Otero, three sisters, Hilda Ortiz, Cándida Ortiz, Aida Ortiz, four children, Ulyssius (Rocío Belén) Otero of Wheeling, IL, Magdalina (Edwin) Rivera of Schaumburg, IL, Wilma (Andrew) Drendel of Chicago, IL and Omayra (Manolín) Santos of Orland Park, IL. She is also survived by ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

The family wishes to thank those who have extended emotional support during this difficult time. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: American Liver Foundation, 332 S. Michigan Avenue, 9th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604.

She lived by Habakuk 3: 17-19 “…..yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior.”

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