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José "Pepe" Núñez Ramos

March 19, 1931 August 31, 2019
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Obituary for José "Pepe" Núñez Ramos

On Saturday, August 31, the beloved José “Pepe” Núñez Ramos passed away peacefully at Rush Copley in Aurora, Illinois. He was 88 years old and lived in Oswego, Illinois with his children. Born on March 19, 1931 in Barrio Piletas, Lares, Puerto Rico the son of the late Ceferino Núñez and Carmen Ramos and where he graduated from Escuela Mariano Reyes in 1949. He owned and operated a cafe by the name of Pepito’s Coffee Shop in Lares. He married Carmen Maria Segarra Lugo in 1952.

Corporal Jose Núñez Ramos was a proud veteran of the United States Army, having served in the Panama Canal during the Korean War. After being honorably discharged in December of 1954, he and his wife of 66 years moved to the neighborhood of Humboldt Park, Chicago in 1966 to give birth to their children. He lived humbly, spending the last years of his life working on cars in his garage, attending Mass and riding his bike around the neighborhood. He was well-read, staying up to date with politics, novelas and anything else that piqued his interest. His family and friends knew him as the life of the party everywhere he went with an ability to make a lasting impression on everyone.

He stayed active in his community, always volunteering his treasured 1969 red convertible Chevrolet Impala for the annual Back To School Parade in Chicago which he participated in with his employer Helene Curtis/Unilever HPC USA and retired after 23 years of service. During the warmer summer months, he would blast salsa music from a speaker in the basket of his bicycle as he rode around Oswego. All children from the neighborhood adored him and called him “Grandpa.”

José is survived by his wife Carmen Maria Segarra Lugo, their children Myrna Luz Núñez (John), José Núñez Jr. (Jennifer Piessens), and two granddaughters, Amber Marie Colón and Amanda Grace Colón; his sisters Carmen Maria “Yio” Olavarrai (Juan), Angelica Perez (Fermin), Nereida Maria Ines “Neri” Valentin (Miguel); his brothers Juan Pablo “Viro” (Enedi), Miguel “Gelo” (Minita), Reynaldo (Myrna), Bernardo “Nardo” (Suzanna), Juan Nicholas “Colo” (Virginia).

Visitation will be held on Sunday, September 8th at Dunn Family Funeral Home, 1801 Douglas Road, Oswego, IL from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Funeral Liturgy will be held at Saint Anne Catholic Church, 551 Boulder Hill Pass, Oswego, IL on Tuesday, September 10th at 11:00 a.m., followed by a traditional military burial service at 2:30 p.m. at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, 20953 W. Hoff Road, Elwood, Illinois.

Expressions of sympathy may be directed to the family c/o P O Box 665, Oswego, IL 60543-0665.

For information: 630/554-3888 or

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2:00 PM 9/8/2019 2:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 9/8/2019 6:00:00 PM
Dunn Family Funeral Home With Crematory

1801 South Douglas Road
P.O. Box 665
Oswego, IL 60543

Dunn Family Funeral Home With Crematory
1801 South Douglas Road Oswego 60543 IL
United States

The funeral liturgy




11:00 AM 9/10/2019 11:00:00 AM
St. Anne Catholic Church

551 Boulder Hill Pass, P. O. Box 670
Oswego, IL 60543-0670

St. Anne Catholic Church
551 Boulder Hill Pass, P. O. Box 670 Oswego 60543-0670 IL
United States

Cemetery Details


Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery Final Resting Place

27034 S. Diagonal Rd.
Elwood, IL 60421

27034 S. Diagonal Rd. Elwood 60421 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

To the Family C/O P. O. Box 665, Oswego, IL 60543-0665


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