Estrelita De Guzman Tagulao

June 14, 1942August 14, 2014
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Everyone’s life is the sum total of all of the people they have met, the things they have done, the places they have gone. Estrelita was no exception. She was a loved one, a friend, and someone special. To family and friends who knew her best, Estrelita will be remembered as an exceptional person.

Estrelita’s life journey began on June 14, 1942. She first greeted the world in Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija, Philippines. Her parents' were Ciriaco De Guzman and Ligaya Morales. She was raised with 3 brothers Ciriaco De Guzman, Jr., Lito Napoles and Modesto and 3 sisters Virginia Luluquisin, Connie and Josie. Estrelita was usually involved in all sorts of activities with her family sharing many life experiences over the years.

Estrelita was a typical teenager who had a fairly happy high school experience, making that critical transition from adolescence to adulthood. She graduated from Philippine Stateman College in 1959. She also attended Central Luzon Educational Center (Nursing School) in 1965 where she became a Registered Nurse.

Falling in love is a huge milestone for any person. Just knowing that you have met that special someone is a magical feeling. Estrelita experienced that with Genaro Manzon Tagulao and the couple exchanged wedding vows on July 20, 1968. The wedding took place at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Chicago, Illinois. Empathic and loyal, Estrelita was committed to making her new family happy.

While everything a person does in life contributes to who they grow into, it is ultimately this same person who holds the most influence on the next generation. Estrelita was blessed with two sons, Genard David and Michael Terrance. Estrelita worked hard to be a good mother to her children and did her best to fulfill their needs, raising her children in a positive and nurturing environment.

How a person performs in the workplace can be a reflection on how they live their life. Fortunately, Estrelita enjoyed what she did for a living. Showing a strong work ethic, Estrelita worked diligently and did her best to succeed in her career. Estrelita worked as an Operating Room Nurse for 30 years.

A person's hobbies often mirror who they have become. Estrelita enjoyed her leisure time by taking part in a number of different activities, including dancing, gardening, bowling, traveling, play Bingo, walking, going to Church and watching the San Diego Padres. She was usually willing to share her interests with others.

Estrelita De Guzman Tagulao left us on August 14, 2014. She passed away in Bonita, California. She was 72 years old. She is survived by her Husband Genaro M. Tagulao and sons Genard D. and Michael T. Tagulao. Services were handled by Glen Abbey Mortuary. A Funeral Mass will be held at Corpus Christi Catholic Church on Monday, August 25, 2014. Estrelita will be laid to rest at Glen Abbey Memorial Park in Bonita, California.

So this is Estrelita’s life, the sum of the woman she became. Simply stated, Estrelita was a good and kind person, an individual who will for all time be remembered by her family and friends as being caring and giving, someone who was a vital part of their lives. Estrelita leaves behind her a legacy of lifelong friendships and many cherished memories. Everyone whose life Estrelita De Guzman Tagulao touched will always remember her with a smile.

Arrangements under the direction of Glen Abbey Mortuary, Bonita, CA.


  • Visitation Saturday, August 23, 2014
  • Visitation Sunday, August 24, 2014
  • Funeral Mass Monday, August 25, 2014

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Mody & Baby Napoles

August 24, 2014

To our dearest Ditse.Thank you for all the love and care. Thank you for taking us in all your dreams and achieving it. We will truly cherish all your advises. We will keep you in our hearts forever. We love you. Mody & Baby.

August 23, 2014

Rest in peace our dear Auntie Ninang Lita. We will miss your motherly advise and life lessons. Thank you for everything...thank you for the love and support you've given us! You'll forever be in our hearts. We love you!- Nick, Rachel and A.J.

Deacon Jim & Emily Aquino

August 23, 2014

Gerry, our hearts, prayers and thoughts are with you and your boys as you grieve the passing of our dear Lita. We are very sorry she is gone.

August 20, 2014

August 20, 2014

Manny & sophie Martinez

August 18, 2014

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.