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A MESSAGE FROM THE FAMILY

Due to the global pandemic, the family is asking all guests to wear mask and for only vaccinated guests to attend the visitation and funeral mass.
OBITUARY

Nora Fernandez Urbano

March 25, 1931September 9, 2021
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Taken by the hand by our Lord and led to eternal spring waters on September 09, 2021. Nora grew up in the Philippines where she earned her B.S. degree in Education. She began her career as an elementary school teacher, then she worked for the Bureau of Customs in Manila Philippines as Chief of the Valuation & Classification Division. Upon migrating to the United States, Nora worked as an sales associate for the Smithsonian Institutions Museums.

Nora was the beloved spouse of Amadeo O. Urbano who preceded her in death almost 10 years ago. Nora was also preceded in death by her parents Irineo Fernandez and Modesta Lopez, sister Purita Martinez (Brigido), brother Arthur Fernandez (Vilma), and a grandson, Paolo Urbano.

She is survived by her siblings Aurora Revereza (Pedro, Jr.), Rudy Fernandez (Evangelina), and Beth Tiosejo (Bert). Mother of Daisy Martinez (Benjamin, Jr.), Gonzalo Urbano (Cynthia), Amadeo Urbano, Jr. (Corazon), Irineo Urbano (Dalie), Lalyn Urbano, Gladys Karadeema (Albert),Gilbert Urbano (Josephine), and Marissa Manuar (Amir). Grandmother of Brian Martinez, Rex Martinez,Gino Urbano, Catherine Urbano, Isabel Urbano (Robert),Nicholas Urbano (Nicole), Sarah Caulk (Jason),Paige Urbano, John Urbano, Miguel Leonardo, Michelle Leonardo, Mikaela Leonardo and Gilsie Urbano. Great-grandmother of Jason Caulk,Jr.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, September 17, 2021

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  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Monday, September 20, 2021

Memories

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Beth Tiosejo

September 17, 2021

I am the youngest of 6 siblings. When we were still in the Phils. my sister Nora used to call me and Tia Ibay to cook for her guests. We are not expert cooks, but she loved our recipes.
Everytime she asked me to come to their house,
I was so excited not only to cook but to enjoy the feeling of being inside their "mansion" and enjoy
seeing the nice furnitures and fixtures and the comfort of staying in a nice big house with my nephews and nieces.

And.....when it"s time for me to go home, maraming food " to go" and of course a very generous "help".

When our mother migrated to the US to join our late brother Arthur, Atchi Nora was a mother to us.
She was generous, thoughtful,
compassionate, loving, (though feisty at times) and always willing to help those in need.

Atchi Nora will be greatly missed. MAY SHE REST IN PEACE!



Marcellus Cheeks

September 15, 2021

My memory of Mrs. Urbano was when Gilbert invited some of his co-workers to his house to watch a boxing match...it was a huge smorgasbord of food...you name it, it was there. After my 2nd (or 3rd plate...lol) I was about to throw my plate in tbe garbage when Mrs. Urbano said, 'Eat more please'...I then informed her that I had a couple plates already and I was full but she insisted that I got more food (I ended up taking it to-go). The mortal of this message is: Everytime I was there to watch boxing she always made me feel welcome and I will always be grateful for that...To the Urbano family: Yolanda and I send our most heartfelt and sincere condolences and pray that the family receive strength and love. God Bless .