Michael V. Coletta, Jr.



​​​​ Currently In Our Care

​544 W. 31st Street

Chicago, IL 60616

312.225.8500 phone

312.225.1861 fax

We are a family owned and operated establishment  that  has been in business since 1908. We are proud to  currently be in our  fourth generation of directors. We  have and will continue to  provide the same respectful, compassionate and quality services,  you have come to expect from us.  We can accommodate anything from  traditional viewings, pre-planning arrangements and cremations, to same day services. What makes us so unique, is our ability to incorporate  special customs and traditions that are specific to you and your loved ones. We are especially​ supportive and professional throughout the bereavement and decision making process. You have our promise  to care for  your family and loved ones as our own during this extremely sensitive and heartfelt time.

Maria Refugio Casas-Carranza

Visitation:  Friday, 3/23/18. 2pm-8pm

Prayer Service at 7pm

Funeral:  Saturday, 3/24/18, Chapel Service, 10am

​​Interment: Ascension Cemetery

​​​Maria del Refugio “Cuca” Casas de Hernandez, 86 of Chicago, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, at Mercy Hospital.  Born in Zacatecas, Mexico on January 29, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Emeterio de Casas and Juana Carranza.  On April 20, 1952, she married Bernardino Hernandez in Zacatecas, Mexico. He preceded her in death on June 11, 1974.  In 1986, Cuca visited the U.S. for 2 years and in 1994 she permanently moved to the U.S. to be close to her children. As a homemaker, she enjoyed knitting, sewing, baking, watching novels and spending time with family and friends. Cuca was much loved by her family and her presence in their lives will be truly missed!  Survivors include her children, Jose (Gloria) Hernandez of Mexico, Marcos (Belen) Hernandez of West Chicago, Florentino (Lorena) Hernandez of Chicago, Urbano (Leticia) Hernandez of Round Lake , J. Asuncion (Alicia) Hernandez of Chicago , Maria Hernandez of Chicago, Manuel (Ines) Hernandez of Round Lake,  Manuela (Salvador) Hernandez Rojas of Carpentersville, J. Guadalupe (Monica) Hernandez of Wisconsin;  her grandchildren:  Rene, Jose Marcos, Alondra, Sonia, Ivan, Evelyn, Sherwin, Tino, Israel, Juan, Stephanie, Marisa, Nancy, Rogelio, Luis, Jesus, Aries, Andrew, Elwood, Alma, Jenny, and Alina; two sisters, Herminia and Margarita de Casas and several great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Bernardino Hernandez in 1974 and three brothers, Francisco, Pedro and Zenon de Casas.


When a loved one passes~

After the appropriate personnel have been notified, please contact our office. We are available to you anytime. We will then direct you through the next steps to take and set up an appointment for arrangements.  

*After hours our answering service will assist you, while gathering pertinent information. They will then contact us immediately, for an expeditious  response.


Michael Coletta Sons, Ltd.

Funeral Home

​Est. 1908