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Maria "Wanda" (nee Medellin) Roque

November 26, 1940 ~ July 31, 2020 (age 79)


Reunited in paradise. Forever young and in peace

 Maria “Wanda” Roque, age 79, was called home by the Lord on Thursday, July 30, 2020.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Fedell P. Roque, and parents, Reynaldo and Juventina Medellin. Maria is survived by her children: Nora (Abel) Arroyo, Michael Roque, and Mark (Eppie) Roque; 5 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild, and brother Omar Medellin. 

     Maria retired from St Catherine’s hospital. She enjoyed Bunco, bowling, golfing, and having good times with family and friends. She looked forward to dancing with her good friend Elisa at Beto’s bar every Saturday. Maria was beautiful inside and out, a free-spirit, and touched all those that knew her.  

      A restrictive visitation with social distancing will be held on Wednesday, August 5, from 4 pm to 8 pm at Acevez Funeral Home. 4918 Magoun Ave, East Chicago, IN.

 Maria will lie in state on August 6 at St Patrick’s Catholic Church. 3802 Grand Boulevard, East Chicago, IN.  

Friends may visit with the family Friday, August 6, DIRECTLY at St. Patrick's Church at 10 am until the mass at 10:30 am which will be officiated by Reverend Carlos Sosa AIC.

Face masks and social distancing will be required at Church

She will be laid to rest at St. John/ St. Joseph

Cemetery, Hammond following the mass. 

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Maria "Wanda" (nee Medellin) Roque, please visit our floral store.


August 5, 2020

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Acevez Funeral Home
4918 Magoun Avenue
East Chicago, IN 46312

Funeral Mass
August 6, 2020

10:30 AM
St. Patrick's Church
3810 Grand Blvd.
East Chicago, IN 46312

August 6, 2020

12:00 PM
St. John and St. Joseph Cemetery
1547 167th Street
Hammond, IN 46320

August 6, 2020

10:00 PM to 10:30 AM
St. Patrick's Church
3810 Grand Blvd.
East Chicago, IN 46312

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