November 22, 1922 ~ February 7, 2010
Garcia, Remedios S. Villavicencio
November 22, 1922 - February 7, 2010
Garcia, Remedios S. Villavicencio, age 87, passed away on Sunday, February 7, 2010 in Torrance. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 60 years Benjamin A. Garcia, her parents Vitaliano Villavicencio and Elisa Santiago, and her 5 siblings. Remedios was born in Cabanatuan, Philippines on November 22, 1922 and was a 37 year resident of Lawndale and parishioner of St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church.
A graduate of Manila College of Dentistry and Pharmacy, Remedios owned and operated a local pharmacy in the Philippines before she and Benjamin immigrated with their family to the United States and settled in Lawndale in 1973, where she spent the rest of her life as a homemaker.
She is survived by 16 children (Elizabeth Guinhawa, Evelyn Teves, Emilie Needleman, Eleanor Dacayanan-League, Edith Ramos, Benjamin Jose Garcia, Catherine Berens, Rachelle Garcia, Grace Castro, Benjamin Garcia, III, Geraldine Garcia, Genevieve Bautista, Remedios Garcia, Gerardo Garcia, Maria Asuncion Quinn and Frances Cinderella Garcia), as well as 43 grandchildren, and 19 great grandchildren.
A gathering of family and friends will be held at White and Day Colonial Mortuary in Redondo Beach on Thursday, February 11, 2010 from 5:00-9:00 pm and on Friday from 6:00-10:00 pm with a Vigil at 7:15 pm on Friday. Holy Mass will be held at St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church in Torrance on Saturday, February 13 at 11:00 am with Rev. Msgr. John Francis O'Byrne officiating. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City.
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