Narciso E. Briones

October 29, 1943November 16, 2012

Narciso “Ching” Briones

Loving husband and devoted father and grandfather, Narciso Briones, 69, passed away peacefully in his Chula Vista home on Nov 16, 2012 with his family at his bedside. He had endured a bravely fought battle with cancer.

Narciso was born on October 29, 1943 in Cervantes, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He moved to the US after joining the US Navy in 1966, settling down in San Diego to start his family. After serving 20 years, Narciso was honorably discharged in 1987. He then began work as an electrician for the Marine Corps. Recruit Depot in San Diego for another 24 years.

A devout Catholic, Narciso instilled in his family the importance of religion as a moral compass and continually demonstrated the power of prayer and faith.

“My husband was a firm believer that a family that prays together, stays together,” said Fatima Briones, his wife of 41 years.

Narciso loved cooking, going on road trips, as well as playing and watching basketball. In his short retirement, he enjoyed doing crossword and sudoku puzzles, playing solitaire, was an avid watcher of the Game Show Network and The Filipino Channel, and was happiest at home spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife Fatima Briones, their seven children Aileen, Brenda, Diane, Eric, Gerald, Heather, and Irma, and their six grandchildren.

A "Celebration of Life" /Visitation will be held at Funeraria Del Angel Humphrey, Serenity Chapel, on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 from 5 p.m. throughout the evening, ending at 8 a.m. Thursday, November 22, 2012. A vigil service will be held on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. officiated by Father Bernard Ranoa.


  • Celebration Of Life/Visitation Wednesday, November 21, 2012
  • Funeral Mass Friday, November 23, 2012

Narciso E. Briones

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lisa felipe

December 19, 2012

Dear Uncle Ching,
We miss you very much. First, I must THANK YOU for your service to this country. You served honorably while maintaining strong family bond. You and Auntie did a GREAT job raising successful, yet grounded, smart, funny, caring children. They were so strong for us when my mom passed, only one week after you were laid to rest. I know you are so proud of them and loved them with all your heart!!! I'm sure you are watching down on them...I will remember all the big family Vegas trips and the summers at Manos. Thank you for never yelling at us bratty kids and always telling us to eat and drink.Thank you for always visiting my mom. You two would sit and talk about your ailments. Not complaining, but it was like therapy for both. Please give my mom a hug for me in Heaven. We miss you UNCLE CHING!!!!!

Shirley Mendez

November 22, 2012

My condolences to the Briones Family. I've worked with "Ching" at MCRD and I was so glad to become his friend. He will truly be missed, RIP "Ching" you will not be forgotten.

Shirley Mendez

November 22, 2012

My condolences to the Briones Family, I've worked with "Ching" at MCRD for 17 yrs and I will truly miss him. He was a great person to have as a friend. RIP Ching, you will never be forgotten,

Ronick Apostol

November 21, 2012

It was an honor to meet Uncle Ching. Although we didn't get to build a closer relationship, I know he was a great man and father. You will forever be missed. May you rest in peace.

Heather Briones

November 21, 2012

Thank you for fighting for us, for as long as you did. Thank you for all you have done for us. Thank you for all your love and support. You're the best dad ever. I will forever Love and miss you daddy!

Love always,

Rick Camargo

November 21, 2012

To the Briones family,
Our deepest condolences. We will keep Mr. Briones in our thoughts and prayers, he will be missed. May god bless you and keep you strong during this difficult time and always.
The Camargo Family.

Laurie J

November 21, 2012

May you Rest In Peace Uncle Ching. We miss and love you.

November 20, 2012

words could not express our grief for the loss of a wonderful brother but we are enlightened to know for sure he got his reward in heaven. He earned and deserve it. We luv u Manong Ching...frm jim and edith

Hannah, Sophie, Christopher & Stephen Kwo

November 20, 2012

To the Briones family,
May the Lord's love give you comfort and nourish your souls during this difficult time. We will keep Mr. Briones in our daily prayers.

November 20, 2012

To the Briones family, please accept our deepest sympathies during this difficult time. He was a wonderful man and he will be missed by everyone who had the opportunity to have crossed his path.

Rommel, Verla, Nicole, and Niana Peralta