Rufina Policarpio Sarbida

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Rufina Policarpio Sarbida

We are sad to announce the passing of our beloved Rufina Policarpio Sarbida on June 11, 2023.

She died peacefully in her sleep at her home in Sta. Mesa, Manila, Philippines.

She celebrated her 100th birthday last May 21, 2023 surrounded by many relatives and friends.

She was born to Pedro Policarpio and Jacinta Macaraeg on May 22, 1923 in Manila. Rufina attended Samson Fashion School and became a successful dressmaker that supported her family. She loved gardening and was a great cook. She lived in Hillside, NJ and Palm Coast, FL from 1981 to 1992.

She was predeceased by her parents and siblings Justo, Cirilo, Felix, and sister Nene Torres, and many nephews, nieces, and cousins.

She is survived by her daughters Rosalina S. Lalog, Estela S. Policarpio, son-in-law Jose O Lalog, Jr,; grandchildren Joy Policarpio, Joel Lalog, Dr. Christina Lalog Seal and husband Chris Seal, Renz Policarpio and Jhoey Policarpio; greatgrandchildren Ethan Dunn, Remiel Policarpio, Eli Seal, and Stella Seal and many relatives.

She was laid to rest on June 16, 2023 at Loyola Memorial Park in Marikina, Philippines, next to her husband Jorge Barba Sarbida, a US Army Veteran WWII.

Eternal Rest grant unto them.


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