Mary Flores

Flores, Mary (nee Guzman) Age 46, passed away Sunday, December 30, 2012 at the Joliet Area Community Hospice Home, surrounded by her loving family, after an almost 11 year battle with breast cancer. She attended Joliet East High School, but was a graduate of Joliet Central Class of 1984. She was employed for more than 27 years as an administrative assistant for Commonwealth Edison/Exelon and worked at several nuclear stations and the Joliet Training Center. Mary was devoted to her family, friends and work. She was actively involved in her children's school and sports and was the world's best soccer mom. She also enjoyed traveling, loved music and was an avid dancer. She was the recipient of the generosity and support of her coworkers who remembered her throughout her entire illness. She loved her job so much and was devastated when she could not return to work. Survived by her three children, Emmanuel, Marisol, and Nicholas, all of Joliet; her former husband, Victor Manuel Flores; her mother, Alicia (nee Granados) Guzman of Joliet; two sisters, Laura Guzman and Elizabeth Guzman; and two brothers, Michael Guzman and Mark Guzman, all of Joliet. Preceded in death by her father, Miguel S. "The Boss" Guzman (2005). The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to Joliet Area Community Hospice and Dr. Ellen Gaynor of Loyola Medical Center for their compassionate care. Funeral Services for Mary Flores will be Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. from the funeral home to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church for Mass at 10:00 a.m. Interment Woodlawn Memorial Park. Memorials for the benefit of her children's education would be appreciated. Visitation Friday 2-8 p.m. at: FRED C. DAMES FUNERAL HOME 3200 Black at Essington Rds., Joliet For information: 815-741-5500

Funeral Home

Fred C. Dames Funeral Home and Crematory
3200 Black at Essington Roads Joliet, IL 60431
(815) 741-5500

Published in The Herald-News on Jan. 3, 2013