HAMMOND, IN - Frances 'Mumu', 'Chacha' Aguirre, age 77, of Hammond, Indiana, passed away on Tuesday, December 26, 2017, at her residence. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Ignacio 'Nacho''; five children, Mary (Ramon) Ortega, Oscar (Jayne) Aguirre, Irma (Douglas Stewart) Aguirre, Bertha (Alfredo) Guzman, and Cynthia (David) Avila; thirteen grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Emma (late Rafael) Diaz, Victoria (Joe) Medina, Rosa Aguilar, and Teresa (Gregorio) Sandoval; and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her sister, Maria (Frankie) Martinez; four brothers, Rogelio (Nana) Hernandez, Thomas (Rebecca) Hernandez, Lupe (late Lily) Hernandez, Johnny Hernandez; and grandson, Michael Sessum.
Funeral services Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. at the ANTHONY & DZIADOWICZ FUNERAL HOME, 4404 Cameron Avenue, Hammond (5 blocks W. of Calumet, 1 block N. of Gostlin), 10 a.m. Mass at St. Casimir Church, with Rev. Eduargo Malagon officiating. Cremation to follow. Visitation on Friday from 3:00-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Frances was a Hammond resident for the past 49 years. She was a retired employee of Porter's Cleaners, and a member of St. Casimir Church. Frances loved cooking for her family, and helping her family in need. She also loved spending lots of time with the family, singing to Spanish music, dancing with her husband and family, and taking her daughters and family out to eat and shopping. Frances enjoyed going to Sunday Mass to the Polish verse, but didn't know a word of Polish. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Ignacio Aguirre would be appreciated.