Maria Cristina Velez

February 2, 1987 ~ April 5, 2020 (age 33)

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Maria Cristina “Crissie” Velez                                                                                     

East Chicago, IN

 Maria C. Velez “Crissie”, age 33, of East Chicago, passed away suddenly after a long illness on Sunday, April 5, 2020.

She is survived by her life-partner Jose Felicano Jr.; mother, Rosa Isabel Velez;  eight sibling:  Lucy (Fernando Cruz) Rodriguez, Ismael Velez, Elizabeth (Andre) Molina, Nilda Velez, Wilfredo (Michelle) Velez, Maribel (Warren Sr.) Meekins, Hector (Patricia) Velez, Nereida (Enos) Logan; God Parents: Miguel and Edna Berrocal; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends.

Crissie was preceded in death by her fathers: Ismael Velez and Carlos Garcia Jr.; Grandmothers: Elisa Sindo and Felicita Medina. And her three angels that await her in Heaven.

Funeral Services will be held at Bocken Funeral Home but sadly, due to recent events, is private for immediate family. You may witness and be with the family virtually via livestream which will be posted on our website on Saturday, April 11, 2020 at 12 noon.

Crissie was a lifelong resident of East Chicago and the Hammond area. She attended St. Mary’s Church in East Chicago. Crissie enjoyed being with her nieces and nephews and she made new friends everywhere she went. “Crissie didn’t just make friends, she made lifelong family”.

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