Although Eva Tribaco did not have any children of her own, she managed to assist her family by sending some of her nieces and nephews through school. After her retirement in 1998, she helped raise her grandnephew(Andres Gonzalez) and grandnieces (Naomi and Mia Gonzalez) in Chicago, and traveled all over the world with her friends.
Her family loves her very much and wishes her continued good health. She is a strong, intelligent and loyal woman. They say, “We appreciate all the things she has done for the family as we continue to strive to be successful and provide a strong foundation for our children as she has for all of us.”
Here’s some poignant words from her niece Debbie Gonzales…”I have been very lucky in my life to have strong women who shaped who I am: two of which left this world too early: my mom, Naomi, and my mother- in- law, Carmen. These women gave me the foundation of what kind of life I’d want with my husband, understanding the strength of a mother’s love, and how it is possible to balance a professional and personal life. However, Tita Eva, who we lovingly call Tati,(because that’s what Andres called her when he started to talk), has been in my life since the day I was born, continues to challenge me, to make me a better person, wife, mother and daughter. Although I can’t speak for all my cousins, I think it’s safe to say she has shaped our lives in a way that a mother would; with her guidance that can be sometimes hard to swallow, and her support when we needed it the most. Nowadays, it’s no longer a issue for me when people mistake Tati for my mom. Because that’s what she has consistently been for me, all my life.”