With very heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Francisco Romero Simpao on October 3, 2021. Francisco, 87 years old, was born in the Philippines to Eladio and Marciana (nee Romero) Simpao. He was the 4th of ten children. He is predeceased by his wife of 56 years, Gloria Banzuelo Simpao, parents, and siblings Esther, Primativo, Enrique, and Linda. He is survived by his children Ellen (Peter) and Francis (Kimberly); grandchildren Daniel, Jordan, Ryan, and Jayla; siblings Nenita, Romeo, Felita, Thelma, and Zenida; and many nieces and nephews, some of which he sent to college. Francisco was a medical billings specialist, most recently at Augustana Hospital and was a part of his Wrigleyville community. Memorial mass Saturday, October 9, 11am at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, 708 W. Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60657. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the church: https://www.givecentral.org/location/161/allevents
or via Venmo, using @OLMCBelmont. Arrangements by Cremation Society of Illinois, 773-281-5058 or www.cremation-society.com
Published by Chicago Tribune from Oct. 7 to Oct. 10, 2021.