Vicente Tobias Benavides Hidrovo, 93, of Belvidere, was born in Ambuqui, Ecuador on June 15, 1928 to Jose Joaquin Benavides and Maria Josefina Benavides Hidrovo. He was married to Maria Luisa Benavides Garcia and they had three boys, Mario, Marcelo Vicente (Rosa) and Vicente Fabian (Victoria) Benavides. He is also survived by his three step-children, Gladys, Cesar and Nelly. Also grandchildren, Bryant, Jamie Lee, Jeanette, Marcelo Vicente, Jr., and Sandra Olivia Benavides. Karen, Margie and Jose Larrea. Alexis Cristal, Vincent Porter and Cristan Anthony Benavides. Step-grandchildren, Carlos Meza; Luisa and Gabby Hereria. His great-grandchildren, Michael Joaquin and Stephanie Rose Benavides. David, Jr. and Frankie Lagunas. Benicio Andres and Camila June Mallegni. Leonardo Fabian and Violet Lilly Benavides. His step-great-grandchildren, Samantha, Lindsey and Kylie Meza. Andrea and Eduardo Hereria. Emily Aguilar. Julian, Sebastian, Nickolas and Victoria Abigail Christensen.
Vicente, along with his younger sister by the name of Inez Victoria Benavides, lost their father when they were little. His mother, Maria Josefina Hidrovo, re-married and had two more daughters. He was a truck driver by trade and worked very hard to support his blended family. He lived a full life to the age of 93 years old. He passed surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, April 13, 2022. He will be missed!!!
Funeral service will be at 11:00am with a visitation from 10:00am until the service on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 in Honquest Family Funeral Home with Crematory-Mulford Chapel, 4311 N. Mulford Road, Loves Park, IL 61111.