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Esther (Hernandez) Upton

September 18, 2021


Esther Upton nee Hernandez, age 84, of Lombard, died suddenly on September 18, 2021, in Mexico.

Esther was the loving wife of Huey for 61 years; loving mother of Martha (Sirous) Shotorban of Virgina Beach, VA, Herb of Savanah, GA, Beverly Upton of Lombard, Michael of Atlanta, GA, and the late Danny; fond grandmother of 8; great-grandmother of 7; and dear Sister of 4 brothers and 1 sister.  

Esther had been a resident of Lombard since 1975. Esther retired in 2000 from Zenith Television & Radio after 40 years of employment and Jewel Foods after 10 years. She was a faithful attendee of Mass at Sacred Heart in Lombard.  In retirement she traveled to Mexico 3 times a year and attended Santa Rosa 30 Church for Bible Study and Rosary Group.  In Mexico, she opened a pizza store.  She loved her dog, Blackie.

A Visitation will be held Tuesday, September 28, 2021 from 3 PM – 9 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street, Lombard.  Funeral Mass to be held Wednesday, September 29, at 1 PM at Brust Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Sacred Heart Church, 114 S. Elizabeth St., Lombard, IL 60148, would be appreciated.

Arrangements by Brust Funeral Home. Info 888-629-0094.

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September 28, 2021

3:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Brust Funeral Home
135 S. Main St.
Lombard, IL 60148

Funeral Service
September 29, 2021

1:00 PM
Brust Funeral Home
135 S. Main St.
Lombard, IL 60148

Interment following funeral service
September 29, 2021

Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Illinois
1400 S. Wolf Rd.
Hillside, IL 60162


Sacred Heart Church
114 S. Elizabeth St., Lombard IL 60148

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