Elmwood Funeral Chapel & Crematory

Visitation Information

Braulio C. Crespo

Passed away on February 1, 2020

Braulio C. Crespo, age 85, late of Hegewisch passed away on February 1, 2020. Beloved husband of the late Nereida Crespo. Loving father of Mary (Paul) Freeman, late Rhonda (Danny) Thomas, Carlos (Nancy) Crespo, Edward Gonzalez, Eddie Crespo, Jon Richards, Regina Crespo, David Crespo and Dorcas Crespo. Devoted grandfather of 13 and great-grandfather of 6. Loving partner of Virginia Piszczek. Braulio is survived by his devoted caregiver Angel “Billy” Cruz. Dear son of the late Regino and late Guillerma Crespo. Dearest brother of Martha (late Francisco), Benigno (Lydia), Victor (Rosa), Jose (Yolanda), Gracia (Luis), Carmen, late Ana (late Daniel) late Marcolina (late Arcadio), and late Julia (late Ramon). Fond uncle of many nieces and nephews. Longtime “Elder”and active member of Community Christian Church located on Chicago’s South East Side. Retired employee of U. S. Steel Southworks. Visitation Wednesday, February 5, 2020 from 2-9 p.m. Funeral services Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at the Elmwood Chapel 11200 S. Ewing Ave. Chicago, IL 60617. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. 773-731-2749. www.elmwoodchapel.com.



Elmwood Chapel
Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 10:00 am

Holy Cross Cemetery
801 Michigan City Rd
Calumet City, IL 60409

Visitation Location

East Side
11200 S. Ewing Ave
Chicago, IL 60617
(773) 731-2749


Visitation Information

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 2:00 pm until 9:00 pm

"Though I cannot be there your in my thoughts and prayers may find memories love of family and friends surround you at this difficult time May You find peace knowing that our Lord is close to each of you. I was blessed to have had the chance to go visit my Pa as I dearly called him. My condolences Love Always Elisa Washington "
- Elisa Washington
February 4, 2020 12:40 pm

"I’m glad I got to spend sometime with you this past July my only regret is that I was not able to spend that much time with you since I found out you were my Dad. But I will cherish the short time I had with you always, until we meet again. Rest In Peace poppy. ❤️❤️❤️"
- Maribel Freeman
February 4, 2020 12:44 pm

"My deepest condolences on the loss of your father."
- Don Gruszka
February 4, 2020 3:30 pm

"Braulio, I grieve with family and friends because of the loss we feel here today however, I celebrate and Praise God because I know you are “home” a place prepared for you by Jesus Christ, Amen! I know you walk with Our Lord and Savior now and my sadness is turned to peaceful joy. Rest In Peace. I’ll see you again in that heavenly place too. I pray for peace and condolences for family at this time and the spirit of Jesus to carry us through. God Bless the Crespo Family. "
- Rosie Velez
February 4, 2020 6:19 pm

"Sending our deepest condolences to Braulio's family and friends! I have known Braulio my entire life and while I know the world has lost an amazing man I also know heaven has gained another beautiful angel! May he rest in peace with his king! All Our Love❤ Jerry and Selena Diaz"
- Selena & Jerry Diaz
February 5, 2020 4:56 pm

"David , and, Dorcas,Eddie,Osvaldo. I send you my heartfelt prayers. I broke my lumbar vertebra last week. Otherwise, I would have gone to the wake. I was blessed to have met your parents and to call them sister and brother in Christ Jesus. Your parents ran their race and finished. God, bless you all. Sister Sylvia G. Moreno"
- Sylvia Moreno
February 6, 2020 1:39 pm

Candles Lit