Mary Gomez

June 26, 1929 ~ January 26, 2024 (age 94) 94 Years Old

Mary Gomez Obituary

Mary L. (Beserra) Gomez, 94, a longtime resident of Silvis, IL, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 26, 2024, at Cedarhurst Memory Care of Moline, surrounded by loving family.

Mary L. Gomez was born on June 26, 1929, in Galesburg, IL, to Frank and Lupe Beserra. She graduated from Galesburg High School in 1947. She married PFC John Munos on October 21, 1950, but he bravely made the ultimate sacrifice for his country during the Korean War. Mary then married the love of her life Joseph G. Gomez on January 3, 1959, forging a bond that lasted fifty-five treasured and beautiful years.

Mary was a devoted wife who took immense pride in her children and was an excellent homemaker. She spent most of her life supporting her husband Joe’s military career and was active in the Veterans of Foreign Wars (V.F.W.) after he retired from service.

A devout lifelong Catholic, Mary found solace and strength in her faith. She faced the challenges of life with grace and resilience.

Mary loved to cook, sew, play guitar, and piano. As a teenager she used to sing in her father’s tavern while he played guitar. She shared her love of music with her children instilling in them an appreciation for learning whether in playing an instrument or in academics.

Mary is survived by her loving sons Edward (Silvis, IL), Louis (Chicago, IL), Gilbert (Quindalyn) (Macon, GA), daughter Andrea Gonzalez (Trent Thompson) (Bettendorf, IA), and cherished grandchildren Angelique, Olivia, Raquel, Elisabeth, and Jereme, and great grandson Alexander.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband Joe, and her first husband John Munos.

Funeral services will be 10 AM Thursday February 1, 2024, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Moline. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, East Moline.

Visitation will be 4-7 PM Wednesday, January 31, 2024, at the Van Hoe Funeral Home, East Moline, where a rosary will be recited at 3 PM.

In lieu of flowers and gifts, memorials may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Mary’s family would like to thank the staff at Cedarhurst Memory Care of Moline for the excellent level of care that they provided to Mary since March of 2022.

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Recitation of the Rosary
January 31, 2024

3:00 PM
Van Hoe Funeral Home
1500 6th Street
East Moline, IL 61244

January 31, 2024

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Van Hoe Funeral Home
1500 6th Street
East Moline, IL 61244

Funeral Mass
February 1, 2024

10:00 AM
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
1307 17th Ave
Moline, IL 61265


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