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Visitation

Riewerts Memorial Home
Thursday October 28th, 2021
7:00pm - 10:00pm

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Visitation

Riewerts Memorial Home
Friday October 29th, 2021
6:00pm - 10:00pm

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Funeral Mass

St. Mary's RC Church
Saturday October 30th, 2021
11:00am

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Leonila Nerier Lavides

Leonila Nerier Lavides, “Nanay,” was a caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She passed away on October 17, 2021 at the age of 93 years old.

Leonila was born to Teodorico Nerier and Dorotea Delda on January 17, 1928 in Atimonan, Quezon, Philippines. She graduated from high school at Atimonan Academy in 1949. Right after graduating high school, she was recruited to be an emergency public school teacher for the Atimonan Public School District. She married Sofronio Lavides in June, 1954 and then completed her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Luzonian Colleges in 1956.

Leonila was a passionate Science and English teacher for various grade levels at Atimonan Public School District. She was well-respected and loved by her students and colleagues. She was appointed to be Master Teacher. Her students described her as “a cool teacher blessed with calmness.” In the 1960s, she worked closely with the first US Peace Corps volunteers assigned to Atimonan Public School District. A gentle and pious woman, she was also an active member of the Mother Butler of the Our Lady of the Angels Parish (Atimonan, Quezon). Along with her husband, Sofronio, she was also a Rotarian. She retired in 1990 and immigrated to New Jersey, United States in January 1994.
Leonila is survived by her four daughters (Cecilia Lavides-Lim, Maria Teresa Lavides Saligumba, Margarita Lavides, and Myrna Lavides), son-in-laws (Valentino Lim and Eliseo Saligumba), and her two grandchildren (Valerie Lavides Lim and Joseph Francis Timothy Saligumba).
Leonila loved to spend time in the garden and was an avid reader. During the holidays, her family looked forward to her delicious macaroni salad and pancit molo. She is described by her loved ones as calm, soft-spoken, organized, prayerful, well-informed, and well-read.
The visitation will be held at Riewerts Memorial Home, 187 S Washington Ave., Bergenfield, NJ on Thursday, October 28 from 7-10 PM and Friday, October 29 from 6-10 PM. There will be a Funeral Mass at St. Mary's R.C. Church, 280 Washington Ave., Dumont, NJ on Saturday at 11 AM.


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Timothy Oct 31 2021 11:57 AM

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Malou Marasigan Oct 27 2021 11:25 PM

Sympathy Gift courtesy of Aurorita R Marino. Group of 10 Memorial Trees Planted In Loving Memory of Leonila Nerier Lavides.

Aurorita R Marino Oct 27 2021 8:33 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Leonila Lavides

Cora and Joven Ochoa Oct 26 2021 8:48 PM

Nanay Lilang, hindi ka namin makalimutan, and daming pasalubong na ibinigay nyo sa amin, sobrang mabait po kayo, mapagmahal at matulungin. Thank you so much. We love you, we long to see you in the Resurrection Morning!

Levie, Nelly, Tatay, Nanay, Gibb & Hannah

Levie, Nelly, Tatay, Nanay, Gibb & Hannah Oct 26 2021 10:19 AM

Our deepest condolences to your family
May our prayers ease you through this difficult time
May fond memories comfort you
No more pain
No more sufferings
Rest In Peace Tia Lilang
You will be missed!

Louie & wilma & family Oct 26 2021 10:16 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Leonila Lavides

Our deepest condolences to your family Oct 26 2021 9:57 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Leonila Lavides

levie,nelly,nanay,tatay,gibb & hannah Oct 26 2021 8:53 AM

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