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Lucita Somcio Gomez passed away at her home in Elmhurst on March  26, 2014  She had been battling a recurrence of breast cancer for over three years. 

Lucy was born on November 19, 1943 in Santa Barbara, in the Philippine Province of Iloilo.  Lucy was the fifth of nine children, with two sisters and six brothers.  She attended the University of the Philippines in Manila, and received her Diploma in Nursing in 1965.  After graduating, Lucy eventually moved to Toronto, Ontario, Canada, where she met her husband, Nicanor Gomez. 

Nicanor and Lucy were married in Chicago in 1970 and moved to Elmhurst in 1976.  While working and living in Elmhurst, Lucy continued her education, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Psychology (with honors) from Elmhurst College in 1982 and a Master of Science in Nursing from DePaul University in 1988.

Lucy was a caring and dedicated nurse for over 45 years.  She worked as a nurse, nurse manager, and in-service education coordinator at a number of local institutions, including Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, Lifelink Anchorage, and Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital.  Lucy also loved to teach, and served as an adjunct faculty member at College of DuPage, Morton College and Triton College.

Lucy enjoyed music, reading, crossword puzzles, and spending time with her grandsons.  She especially enjoyed exploring the many wonderful museums in Chicago with her grandsons during their visits to Chicago. 

Lucy is survived by her husband, Nicanor Gomez; her daughter Lisa Gomez, son-in-law Eric Rogers, and grandsons Bobby and Zachary Rogers; her brother Ramon Somcio Jr. and sister-in-law Irene Somcio; her sister-in-law Nelly Somcio; her sister Remedios Somcio; her sister Gloria Palada and brother-in-law Jose Palada; and her brother Angel Somcio and sister-in-law Lilet Somcio.  She was preceded in death by her brothers Dominador, Amado, Inocencio, and Antonio Somcio. 

Visitation will be held on Friday, April 4 from 3 to 9 pm at the Pedersen Ryberg Mortuary, 435 N. York Street in Elmhurst.  A funeral prayer service will be held at the mortuary on Saturday, April 5, 2014  at 9 am, followed by a procession to Mary Queen of Heaven Church, 426 N. West Ave in Elmhurst.  The Funeral Mass will be held at 10 am.  Interment will be at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside. For more information, contact Pedersen Ryberg Mortuary at (630) 834-1133 or pedersenryberg.com.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorials be given in Lucy’s name to the American Cancer Society (cancer.org) or the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (bcrfcure.org).  

Lucita Somcio Gomez passed away at her home in Elmhurst on February 26.  She had been battling a recurrence of breast cancer for over three years. 
 
Lucy was born on November 19, 1943 in Santa Barbara, in the Philippine Province of Iloilo.  Lucy was the fifth of nine children, with two sisters and six brothers.  She attended the University of the Philippines in Manila, and received her Diploma in Nursing in 1965.  After graduating, Lucy eventually moved to Toronto, Ontario, Canada, where she met her husband, Nicanor Gomez. 
 
Nicanor and Lucy were married in Chicago in 1970 and moved to Elmhurst in 1976.  While working and living in Elmhurst, Lucy continued her education, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Psychology (with honors) from Elmhurst College in 1982 and a Master of Science in Nursing from DePaul University in 1988.
 
Lucy was a caring and dedicated nurse for over 45 years.  She worked as a nurse, nurse manager, and in-service education coordinator at a number of local institutions, including Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, Lifelink Anchorage, and Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital.  Lucy also loved to teach, and served as an adjunct faculty member at College of DuPage, Morton College and Triton College.
 
Lucy enjoyed music, reading, crossword puzzles, and spending time with her grandsons.  She especially enjoyed exploring the many wonderful museums in Chicago with her grandsons during their visits to Chicago. 
 
Lucy is survived by her husband, Nicanor Gomez; her daughter Lisa Gomez, son-in-law Eric Rogers, and grandsons Bobby and Zachary Rogers; her brother Ramon Somcio Jr. and sister-in-law Irene Somcio; her sister-in-law Nelly Somcio; her sister Remedios Somcio; her sister Gloria Palada and brother-in-law Jose Palada; and her brother Angel Somcio and sister-in-law Lilet Somcio.  She was preceded in death by her brothers Dominador, Amado, Inocencio, and Antonio Somcio. 
 
Visitation will be held on Friday, April 4 from 3 to 9 pm at the Pedersen Ryberg Mortuary, 435 N. York Street in Elmhurst.  A funeral prayer service will be held at the mortuary on Saturday, April 5 at 9 am, followed by a procession to Mary Queen of Heaven Church, 426 N. West Ave in Elmhurst.  The Funeral Mass will be held at 10 am.  Interment will be at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside. For more information, contact Pedersen Ryberg Mortuary at (630) 834-1133 or pedersenryberg.com.
 
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorials be given in Lucy’s name to the American Cancer Society (cancer.org) or the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (bcrfcure.org).