Margaret “Margie” M. Villegas, 61, passed away Thursday, May 11, 2017 at Froedtert Memorial Hospital, Wauwatosa. She was born in Racine, December 2, 1955, daughter of the late Justin and Cecilia (Nee: Baytos) Gorelik.

Margie graduated from J.I. Case High School in 1974. On July 14, 1979 in Victoria, Texas she was united in marriage to Bobby Villegas. Margie worked many years as a caregiver for people with special needs. She selflessly cared for her parents at the end of their lives, and was a doting aunt to all her nieces and nephews. She was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. In her younger years she enjoyed playing softball and she also had a great love for animals, especially her beloved cats.

She will be dearly missed by her husband of nearly 38 years, Bob; her siblings, Justin Gorelik, Cecilia (Sissy) Peters, Sylvester Gorelik, Paul (Terri) Gorelik, Michael (Laura) Gorelik; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Annie (Trini) Ramos, Danny (Lupe) Villegas, John Thomas Villegas, Mary Ann Hernandez, Janie Canales, Gloria Paredes; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her sister-in-law, Julie Gorelik; and brother-in-law, Joe Hernandez.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 18, 2017, 10:30 A.M. at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Hwy 32. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Wednesday at the funeral home from 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. and Thursday at the Maresh-Meredith Funeral Home from 10:00 A.M. until time of service at 10:30 A.M.

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Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for Patch.com, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.