Esperanza Berumen Hamilton

September 2, 1954March 13, 2023
Obituary of Esperanza Berumen Hamilton
Esperanza Hamilton was born September 2, 1954 to her loving parents Agustin and Esperanza Berumen. She was the second youngest of four but she was always known as the baby. Sadly, Esperanza passed away on March 13, 2023 at the age of 68 with her daughter Charlene “Judy” Hamilton at her bedside - along with two very special friends Ana Gonzalez and Adayli Medina. Esperanza was most commonly referred to as: Pera, Perita, La Bebita (the baby), Espy and to many she was Tia Pera. Espy was loved by her sisters Elsa, Sally and Elva. Elsa would always look out for her little sister and would spoil her with anything she wanted. Sally and Espy could not look at each other without bursting into laughter – they had to be careful at the dinner table growing up or they would get into trouble for laughing. If Elva and Espy were together, they were most likely up to something mischievous but it always made up for an amazing story! Espy was a nurse for six years and a kindergarten teacher for two years. She met the love of her life, Faried Dimitri “Freddy” in 1983 and they married in 1984. Freddy had three children Charpel, Charnel, and Charlie – all three who she loved as her own. Three years later, Espy was blessed with her pride and joy Judy. After losing her first daughter Charlene at birth she dedicated her life into raising Judy to be a smart, strong, independent woman. Espy and Judy were inseparable and the love they had for one another was witnessed and felt by many. Not only were they mother and daughter but they were best friends. In July of 2011, Espy met a handsome young man named Mario Rios. Her first words to him were “oh my… you’re handsome”. Soon after, she knew Mario would be the man to cherish and care for her daughter. Knowing so, she gifted Mario a sweetheart ring she had gifted to Freddy while they were boyfriend and girlfriend. In a sense, she provided a promise ring to Mario for her beloved Judy. Espy adored Mario like a son and he loved her as his own mother. Their mother-and-son bond was unconditional. They would cook together, play board games, perform yard work, clean, reorganize the house, and he would even help her with her sewing projects. Mario loved to learn from Espy and she loved his help. Espy will always be remembered for being the life of the party and her contagious smile. To know her was to be mesmerized by her. She enjoyed dancing, partying, spending time with friends and family, hosting gatherings, baking, sewing, playing tennis, sightseeing, going to the beach, going to the movies, and playing board game (especially monopoly). Espy loved animals and at one time had five cats and five dogs...yes, you read that correctly a total of ten furry friends. She loved children and loved to teach them different things especially how to read. If a child was present you could count on hearing her emphasizing the sounds of words like, “buh… buh… B-L-U-E!!!” She loved to read books to children and often people would say they wanted their children to get some Tia Pera lovin’. Espy touched the lives of many and left her footprints on the hearts she touched. She would want everyone to smile when they think of her dancing in heaven, no longer in pain, surround with all her loved ones who have passed before her, and all her beloved cats and dogs throughout her life. Her last words to Judy were, “don’t cry, if I should die, remember I lived an amazing life and I have no regrets.” If she could ask for one last thing, it would be for her loved ones to check on her “pedacito lindo” (lovely little piece of her) Judy. Espy’s memory lives on in her daughter, Judy Hamilton; her sister, Elsa Jimenez; her sister, Celia “Sally” Nunez; her sister, Elva Berumen; her nephews and nieces (Elsa, Veronica, Memo, Javi, Ricky, Richard, Vanessa, and Michael) and all her great and great great nieces and nephews – and anyone who had the privilege in knowing her. The funeral service will be held at 1pm on Saturday, April 15th at Rose Hills Memorial Park – SkyRose Chapel – 3888 Workman Mill Rd, Whittier, CA 90601. At Espy’s request, she would like white flowers only at her services. Followed by a Celebration of Life at the Jimenez Family Residence - 446 S Prospero Drive, Covina, CA 91723.

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Saturday, 2023-04-15T

Funeral Service

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Rose Hills Memorial Park - SkyRose Chapel