Gregoria Macabeo Dollente passed away surrounded by her family on February 21, 2020. She was 96 years old. Gregoria was born on May 7, 1923 in Butir Santa Maria Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She and her two youngest sons migrated to Watsonville in 1976 to join her husband Federico and the rest of family members, who arrived several years prior. Gregoria worked for Watsonville Cannery for many years. She was the “rock” of the family and enjoyed her family get-togethers on a regular basis. She was a loving and caring person; loved by so many families and friends.
Gregoria is preceded in death by her husband Federico and son Renato. She is survived by her daughters Amelita Abaya, Lydia Prioste (Larry), Cresencia Valoroso (Ernesto), Nenita Victory (Jimmy); sons Elpidio Dollente (Estefania), Jerry Dollente (Grace); and daughter-in-law Marilou (Renato) Dollente. Gregoria has 20 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren, and numerous nephews and nieces.
A visitation was held at Mehl’s Chapel on March 8 from 4:30-9pm with a rosary at 7pm. Mass was held March 9, at Valley Catholic Church at 10:00 a.m., followed by burial services at Valley Public Cemetery.
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