Carmen Hilario Perea was born on August 31st, 1945 in Caloocan City, Philippines, to her mother, Rosario Cruz, and her father, Juan Hilario. Carmen passed away Thursday, October 10, 2019, at the age of 74. She is survived by her husband, Conrado Perea, daughters Christine Raza & Husband Ali, Charlene Go & Husband John, grandchildren Zain Raza, Romail Raza, and Amber Raza, and brothers Reynaldo Cruz, Virgilio Hilario, and Godofredo Cruz. She is preceded in death by her brother Nestor Hilario and her sisters Erlinda Cruz, Leticia Cruz Lacson, and Consolacion Cruz.
She graduated from Philippine College of Commerce and immigrated to the United States in the late 1970s to the suburbs of Chicago. She spent her entire career working for Sears, first at the Sears Tower in Chicago, Illinois, then again in Houston, TX, after she moved there with her family in the early 1990's. She spent the remainder of her years as a resident of the Houston area.
Carmen enjoyed cooking, shopping, singing karaoke, spending time with her family, and going to family functions.
Carmen was a very loving and caring person and had such a big heart. She was always so selfless, ready to do or give anything she could to make her family and friends happy. It always made her happy to see others happy, and she always had a smile on her face no matter what she faced in life.
She will forever be in our hearts and will be missed greatly by all of her family and friends.