Rosario T. Chi, the only daughter of Angelita Lim, was born on September 28, 1944 in the Philippines. She was a woman whose life embodied laughter, joy, food and an unwavering devotion to God, family and friends.
She moved to Kansas City in 1966 to study biochemistry. In Kansas City, Rosario met Robert Chi whom she married in 1968 and then had her first child, Neil Chi in 1969. She eventually planted her roots in Illinois where she has another child, Amy Chi in 1975. She lived the rest of her days in Olympia Fields, IL where she raised her two children who studied medicine.
She worked full time as a medical technologist at Oak Forest Hospital for 30 years and then part time at St Francis hospital after retirement.
Rosario’s two passions were her family and God. Rosario felt that her greatest accomplishment was raising her two children who would go on to help heal others. When her children left the home, she devoted her time to volunteering with Father Rookey. She gave communion to patients in the hospital and counseled those in need over the telephone. She also explored the world with her husband and family. She went on to travel throughout the United States, Canada, China and Europe.
Rosario also loved to laugh, cook, enjoy a good meal and go shopping. She had a way of making everyone feel comfortable and loved. She knew everyone and everyone knew her.
Rosario was most happy surrounded by family and friends. She was eventually blessed with a grandchild, Amilia, whom she would believe was a special gift from God. Rosario had a devotion to God that she shared with her family throughout her life. She shared the importance of fellowship, faith in miracles and the healing power of prayer. Towards the end of Rosario’s life, her faith and love in God carried her through many challenges.
Rosario breathed her last breath on Nov 3, 2023 surrounded by her family. She continues to live in the hearts of all those she loved. Her laughter will remain at family gatherings and her warmth will always be felt in the home. Let us celebrate Rosario Chi, a woman who taught us to savor each bite, cherish family and have faith in God as our redeemer.
Memorial gathering and mass on Saturday, December 2nd , 2023 from 10:00AM to 10:30AM, followed by a mass at 10:30am at St. Veronica Catholic Church (formally Infant Jesus of Prague) 1131 Douglas Avenue, Flossmoor, Illinois. Inurnment: Assumption Catholic Cemetery, 19500 Cottage Grove, Glenwood, Illinois. Arrangements entrusted to Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home, 540 Dixie Hwy, Chicago Heights, IL. Info: (708) 754-0016