Judy Abao Munn, a resident of Lomita, passed away on Tuesday, March 1, 2005 in Torrance. She was born in the Philippines on March 28, 1966. Judy was 38 years old. She was a member of Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church. Judy is survived by her husband, Michael Munn of Lomita; daughters, Laurel, Jacqueline and Patricia Munn, all of Lomita; parents, Bienvenido and Saturina Abao of Torrance; sister, Gigi Collatos of Palos Verdes Estates. Visitation will be Friday, March 4th from 4:00PM to 8:00PM at Rice Mortuary in Torrance, with a rosary service at 7:00PM. A Mass will be held at Holy Trinity Church in San Pedro on Saturday, March 5th at 1:00PM with one hour of visitation before the service. Burial will follow immediately after the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Susan Komen Foundation or The National Breast Cancer Foundation.

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  1. I did not really fully know Judy as a first degree cousin, but growing up in the Philippines, my mom and dad have made it a point to let us remember that we have two beautiful and wonderful cousins living in America. Judy in particular\’s easily remembered with the sweetest and kindest smile. The last time I saw her was in the Abao Reunion in Camiguin, Philippines, year 2001. She held a coconut fruit in the palm of her hand and asked her cousins if it can be opened. Guess she saw it in the seashore… I am sharing this particular memory of her because she reminds me of someone who loves to experience anything she can for the moment… even the simple opening of a cast away coconut. Then she also tried her best to know all of her relatives by really mingling with the group though it was a challenge because a lot were probably shy and there\’s the language barrier too to consider. Judy, we want you to rest in peace and experience the greatest feeling of being ONE WITH THE ANGELS IN HEAVEN AND ETERNAL JOY WITH THE LORD! You will be missed dearly, but rest now, dearest cousin!

  2. Estoy seguro de que el marido de Judy y sus nios puedan hablar espaol. Hay muchas gentes en la sur parte de California que hablan el idioma espaol y creo que es ms agradable de usarlo. Como dice el refrn, todos pasan por la tierra y en algun tiempo necesitamos de ver el Seor Jsus en el cielo.Qu vaya Judy, mi prima, con Dos!

  3. Our deepest condolences to the family. She will be greatly missed. We thank our dear Lord for welcoming her in heaven and granting her eternal peace and happiness.

  4. Michael and family, Words cannot describe the deep sadness that I feel for your loss. Judy was so kind and generous to me when we were in treatment together.I always looked forward to seeing her at group at The Wellness Community. As a breast cancer survivor it is always devastating when someone loses the battle… I will always remember her. I will continue to pray for you and your family….

  5. I was in the ungoing breast cancer group when I met Judy. She had such a wonderful personality and happy to have such a great family. I gave her several rides to “group” and she stopped going and we all missed her. Some of the group met together on March 1st and some of us wondered about Judy. I will miss her. I know she tried valiantly to “fight the fight”. I know everyone of us wonder if we can be this brave. My deepest condolences, Jackie Decker

  6. Mike, My prayers and thoughts are with you. Please call me at 949.583.7958 and let me know how I can help you out. I was very shocked to hear this news…sorry I could not attend the services. Judy was a beautiful woman, I know I only met her twice but both times she was so friendly and loving… Karen Trujillo Heffernan

  7. I was so sorry to hear of Judy\’s passing. I knew her through my sister, Cindy, who was one of her best friends at Bishop Montgomery HS. So when I think of Judy, its as a young woman, in her teens and early twenties, when I knew her. I remember how fun she was. One time, she was going to visit San Francisco and asked Tim, a mutual friend, about the city. She asked if there was a dress code – Cindy and I knew she meant, what do people wear, did she need to dress up, but Tim was so confused. The look on his face as he tried to answer! Anyway, I remember Judy as a kind and loving friend, and she will be missed. Lisa

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