Verena Bautista Calilap
Born: 09/01/1943
Died: 03/06/2016
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Verena Bautista Calilap


Verena Bautista Calilap passed away at her home while surrounded by her family on Sunday, March 6, 2016.  She was 72.

Born in San Pablo City, Philippines, Verena came to the United States in 1973 and settled in Jersey City to raise her family.  A graduate of the Philippine Women's University with a degree in Banking and Finance, Verena worked for many years at the Bank of Tokyo in Jersey City.

Verena is survived by her beloved husband of 47 years, Felicisimo C. Calilap; her brother,  Prospero Bautista; Children, Charmane Calilap and her husband John Bernardo and Alden Calilap and his wife Abigail Concepcion; grandchildren, Trajan, Kai, Anastacia, Ronin and Alden, Jr. and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends too numerous to mention.

Visitation will be at McLaughlin Funeral Home, 625 Pavonia Avenue, Jersey City, NJ  07306 on Thursday, March 10, 2016 from 5:00pm-9:00pm.   Relatives and friends are invited to assemble at the funeral home on Friday, March 11, 206 at 9:30am, prior to the Mass of Christian Burial which will be celebrated at St. John the Baptist Church at 10:30am.  Entombment will follow at Woodbridge Memorial Gardens in Woodbridge, NJ.  In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Michael J. Fox Parkinson's Foundation; ormail to:

The Michael J. Fox Foundation
P.O. Box 5014
Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014

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Verena,Bobbie to us her roommates was a great friend.We stayed at the PWU Interns' School ,room 1 old dorm. We enjoyed each other's company along with other friends from Davao , San Pablo , and Binan. Most weekends were spent going to movies in downtown Avenida,( the place to go then) or just simply chatting ,jlaughing at each other's jokes and eating to our heart's delight. There were many times when we would stay up all night for a forbidden stick of cigarette and a tumbler of cheap rhum all in the name of fun . Thank heavens we ( gang of 6) were never caught. Years have passed but we managed to get in touch with each other. She even had the chance to visit Davao and it was a blast. Good times do end. now she's gone but memories will linger. Bobbie, you are in a better place and it is comforting to know you are now free from pain , and at peace. Marvel and worship at the feet of Jesus ! We love you ! From your barkada
Beth Basilio Amparo
My dear Mareng Vi,such is life & we got separated by distance but my thoughts of you remain fresh in memory ! How I wish to bring back the time I used to live & work in Jersey City where you had to drive me to places we loved to eat. I will treasure your memory,my former student &.God child of my daughter on her wedding day,dear compadre of my husband ,may your meeting in heaven be a joyous as we used to. Rest in peace dear Vi! Condolence & prayers to you & Pareng Jun & your children.
Mercy Estiva
A wonderful woman who is a friend and relative to my family. The Calilaps and Castros were very close through the years. R.I.P.
Bernie Castro
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