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Carlos Mucino

May 29, 1925 - September 16, 2012

Carlos Magdaleno Muciño Basurto, age 87 of Naperville, IL at rest Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012 at Edward Hospital in Naperville, IL. Born May 29, 1925 in Huixquilucan, Mexico, the son of the late Antonio and Laura Muciño.
Beloved husband of Esther, loving father of Laura (Jesus) Mucino-Barba, Socorro
(Jonathan) Mucino-Bloom, Elizabeth (Pete) Mucino-Correa, Patricia Hager, Trinidad (Jeff) Mucino-Amacher, Martin (fiancé Diana Hamilton) Mucino, Carmen (Charlie) Machalowski, Richard (Hilary) Mucino, Theresa Mucino, Esther (fiancé Scott Searle) Mucino, the late Jesse Mucino and the late Carlos Mucino. Cherished grandfather of 27 and great-grandfather of 23.

Carlos immigrated to the United States 1946; moving to Chicago in 1947 after a short stay in New York City where he celebrated New Year’s Eve in Times Square. Exiting a Greyhound bus alone in downtown Chicago, he put a finger to the wind and began his journey. Fate would connect him with a young gentleman from his hometown of Huixquilucan who helped Carlos find housing and steady employment. A short time later, Carlos met the love of his life, Esther Pagan, at a Latino social dance that took place at a hall located near the corner of Monroe and Dearborn Streets… it was here that their love story of 64 years began.

To support his growing family, Carlos often worked two jobs; never going without employment or needing public assistance. He settled into the food service industry, working as a chef at several prominent restaurants and cafes in
downtown Chicago, including Millers Pub, the Barkley Club, Lois Rumani, The
Berghoff, and the Palmer House, where he was employed for 16 years; finishing his career in San Francisco after 16 years in the kitchen with United Airlines.

Carlos loved to be behind the wheel of his car, making the cross-country trip between Chicago and California several times. He had a great sense of humor, loved classic western movies and comedies… his interests also included sunning at the beach, teaching his children to play the game of dominos, and rooting for all of the Chicago sports teams.

While a loving father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, who worked as hard as he could to provide for his family, Carlos may be remembered most for the undying love and devotion he had for his wife, Esther, visiting her daily at Community Nursing Home over the course of several years, regardless of the weather, to attend to her needs until his health prevented him from doing so.

Funeral Information

Visitation: Friday, September 21, 2012 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill Street, Naperville, IL.

Funeral Services: Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 10:00 AM in the funeral home.

Interment: Naperville Cemetery, Naperville, IL.

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