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“To the family, please be assured that God cares for your family and will provide you all with the comfort and support that you need during this most...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Sheila Gordon - W. Babylon, NY

“Dearest Linda and family. So sad and shocked to hear of your baby girl's passing. May your faith not waiver knowing she is not gone but risen. You...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: (Lopez) Johnson - Noliet, IL

“Diane and Keith ”
3 of 15 | Posted by: (Lopez) Johnson - Joliet, IL

“Linda , seen the terrible loss you & your husband & family have had . So very very sorry for you all .Will send lots of prayers from the UK...Read More »
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“I'm so sorry for your loss, my prayers and condolences to the whole family... ”
5 of 15 | Posted by: Gabe Luna - Chicago, IL - Family

“Linda- I am so sorry to hear about Marissa. I can only know your grief by my sister Pam (your cousin) having lost both of her sons in separate...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Joseph Marco - Tucson, AZ

“I am so sorry for tha pain you all must be enduring. Please know the whole family is in my prayers. God watch over you all ”
7 of 15 | Posted by: Jody Orr - New Lenox, IL - Friend

“To the Alvarado family ”
8 of 15 | Posted by: Jody Orr - New Lenox, IL - Friend

“We are so sorry for your loss. May God give your family strength to move on during this difficult time, give you peace of mind, and hold you tight. I...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Patricia Lara - Rockford, IL

“I havent known Marissa for more than a year, but working with her Was always fun and full of laughter. It will never be the same. ”
10 of 15 | Posted by: Rebecca Conking - Rockford, IL

“We hold the memories of Marissa laughing and playing around the neighborhood close to our hearts. We can not express our condolences enough, we love...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Jaime Ashton - New lenox, IL

“Marisa, you always knew how to brighten a room, everyone will always love you.Izzy Valentino ”
12 of 15 | Posted by: Izzy Valentino - New Lenox, IL

“Linda, my heart is breaking for you. I cannot imagine the grief you are experiencing. You have been in my prayers continuously the last few days. I...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Dawn Cousins - New Lenox, IL

“Beautiful Angel Marissa,You will be missed more than you can imagine. The memory of your warm smile, friendly and thoughtful and kind ways will stay...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Susanna Alvarado - Glenview, IL

“Greg, Drew and I send our deepest sympathies. They are working and doctor won't let me make the trip alone. Know that she is no longer hurting and in...Read More »
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Age 19 of Rockford, formerly of New Lenox, passed away on Saturday, April 7th, 2018 at her home in Rockford.

Marissa is survived by her loving family, parents, Linda Alvarado (Edwards), Abel (Tiwana) Alvarado, grandmother, Laura Dawn Edwards (Marco), siblings, Nicholas (fiancée Mariah Castillo) Alvarado, Christina Alvarado, Benjamin Alvarado, aunts, Cindy (Barry) Underwood, Ruth (Dennis) Shutty and several other aunts, uncles and cousins.

Marissa was preceded in death by her grandparents, Kenneth Edwards, Luis Alvarado and Maria Gutierrez (Arias).

Marissa attended St. John's preschool in Mokena and kindergarten thru her senior year in the New Lenox school system; graduating from Lincoln-Way Central High School in the Class of 2017. She enjoyed dancing, horseback riding and loved to take care of animals. Marissa helped and mentored many people thru the disease of addiction.

Family will receive friends at Kurtz Memorial Chapel, 65 Old Frankfort Way, Frankfort, IL 60423 on Friday, April 13th, 2018 from 3:00 PM until time of the funeral service at 7:00 PM. Interment, Saturday, April 14th, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Riverview Cemetery, Marseilles. In lieu of flowers, donations to Narcotics Anonymous would be appreciated. For information, or 815-806-2225.