Elmwood Funeral Chapel & Crematory

Visitation Information

Irene Resa

Passed away on November 17, 2020

Irene Resa, (nee Ortega), age 89, late of South Deering, passed away November 17, 2020. Beloved wife of the late Victor Resa.  Loving mother of Laura (late Charlie) Garcia, Rosalie (late Anthony) Esquivel, Frank (Anita) Samaniego, John (late Sandra) Flores, Robert Rodriguez, Eugene Rodriguez, Leslie (late Michael) Tighe, Charles Rodriguez, Lynn (Javier) Ramos, David (Jody) Rodriguez and Lydia Resa.  Proud grandmother and great grandmother of many.  Caring sister of David (Susan) Ortiz.  Dear aunt of many nieces and nephews.  Irene was preceded in death by her parents: Henry and Consuelo Ortega, and siblings: Charles Ortega, Francis Aguilera, Eugene Ortega, Rosendo Ortega, Marcelino Ortega and Elizabeth Ramirez.  Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, visitation, funeral services and committal services will be held privately for the immediate family.  Elmwood Chapel, Chicago entrusted with arrangements.  773-731-2749 www.elmwoodchapel.com

Visitation Location

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


"My most sincere and deepest condolences to you all. Please know that my prayer to the Lord for all of you is he gives you strength and peace today and the days to come. Thank you Lord for the many memories of Irene. Take care my friends."
- Victor Hernandez
November 18, 2020 10:00 am

"I have been a co-worker of Lydia Resa for the past 16 years and just wanted to express my condolences. Please know that losing a mom is a very hard but faith and love in family will get you through this time. "
- John Abrahams
November 18, 2020 2:47 pm

"My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time of sorrow. Louis Ybarra Jr., Monumental Life Ins.(Transamerica),Retired."
- Louis Ybarra Jr
November 19, 2020 7:38 am

"Sleep peacefully Aunt Irene, I will always cherish our talks. 😔"
- Frances Ramirez
November 19, 2020 9:21 am

"I’m so sorry for your loss Leslie and Tighe Family. May God give you all comfort and peace. From all the Orozco family our deepest condolences. Liz 🙏😔❤️"
- Liz Hernandez
November 20, 2020 9:34 pm

Candles Lit
"A Beautiful Soul"
- Anonymous
November 18, 2020 1:53 pm

"In loving memory to my mother🙏your son Johnny(yosco )Flores"
- John Flores
November 18, 2020 3:44 pm

"Thank you for the warm memories. I will never forget the feeling of Christmas and tamales at Grandma Resa's house on Hoxie."
- Bobbi Rodriguez
November 18, 2020 8:25 pm

"Rest In Peace Irene, I will never forget that you were there for me and my family in time of crisis. My younger brother having been hit by a car was taken to another area hospital and my mother and I did not know how we would get to him. I called your daughter, my friend Lesly, and you came and drove us there. My mom and family are for ever grateful. Condolences and sympathies to your family and my fiend Lesly."
- Juana Herrera
November 21, 2020 6:54 pm