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Velia Duarte Massey

Birth
Mexico
Death 3 Dec 2010 (aged 73)
Burial Madison County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 100493979 · View Source
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Wife of William J Massey

The Telegraph
December 4, 2010
Velia Massey, 73, died at 8:30 p m, Friday, Dec 3, 2010 at Calvin Johnson Care Center in Belleville.
She was born Dec 2, 1937, in Las Mestenas, Chihuahua, Mexico, to Pedro Duarte and Victoria (Dominguez) Durante.
She married Dr William John Massey in 1963 at Camargo, Chilhuahua, Mexico.
A secretary and homemaker, she was a member of St Anne's Altar Society, The Birthday Clun, St Mary's Catholic Church. She was a volunteer at schools sharing about her home country in Mexico, a Cub Scout den leader and helped in a lot of Bunker Hill community events from the Pioneer Days to the Firemen Fish Fry, quilting and quilting bees. She loved her family.
Survivors include two daughters, Maria Massey (special friend, Greg Hahn) of Bunker Hill and Elizabeth (William) Massey-Smith of Swansea, Ill; son John (Carmen) Massey of the state of Washington; sisters, Elisa Hernandex of Mexico City, Maria Antoneta Luna of Camargo, Chihuahua, Mexico; nieces, Mary Jeannette Helkamp, Janice Helkamp; nephew Raymond Helkamp, Robert Helkamp, Robert Helkamp, James Helkamp, Roy Helkamp and Ronald Helkamp; grandchildren, Joshua Sculley, Katie Smith, Stella Massey, Joslyn Massey, Diego Massey and Victoria Massey.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and sister, Ritz Mendoza.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p m Tuesday, Dec 7 at Kravanya Funeral Home in Bunker Hill, where services will take place at 11 a m, Wednesday, Dec 8 with eulogy by her daughter, Maria
Burial will take place at Moro Presbyterian Cemetery in Moro.
Memorials may be made to the Bunker Hill Public Library.


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  • Created by: Barbara Hitch
  • Added: 10 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100493979
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Velia Duarte Massey (2 Dec 1937–3 Dec 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100493979, citing Moro Cemetery, Madison County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Barbara Hitch (contributor 46918656) .