OBITUARY

Henrietta Diaz Tosoc

June 5, 1930December 29, 2017
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Henrietta Diaz Tosoc

Norfolk - Henrietta Diaz Tosoc, 87, passed away December 29, 2017.

She was born in Legaspi City, Philippines on June 5, 1930. Henrietta graduated from the National Teachers College in Manila, Philippines with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education.

She was a loving and dedicated wife and a devoted mother of three children. She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Saturnino Villaranda Tosoc, a veteran of the United States Navy. Ettie and Satur grew up in the same Bicol region of the Philippines and would marry later in life on January 2, 1960 in Quezon City, Philippines. Henrietta started her career as an elementary school teacher in the Philippines. After immigrating to the United States after marriage, she continued teaching for several years. She was a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church and was an avid reader, loved people and knew no stranger.

She is survived by her children, Henrisa D. Tosoc-Haskell (Jerry), Hernani Patrick Diaz Tosoc (Becky Fenson) and Hedeliza Peak (Larry); two grandchildren, Alex and Jackie Peak; three brothers, Stephen Diaz of Texas, Rudy Diaz of Canada, and Manuel Diaz of the Philippines. Also left to cherish her memory are many beloved nieces, nephews and family and friends.

The family will receive family and friends on Friday, January 5th from 6pm to 8pm at Smith and Williams Funeral Home, Norview Chapel. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, January 6th at 11am at St. Pius X Catholic Church, followed by interment at Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Friends may offer condolences at www.smithandwilliamsnorfolk.com.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, January 5, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, January 6, 2018
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Francis- Gigi Alfonso

January 8, 2018

Those we hold closest to our hearts never truly leave us.They live on in the kindness they have shared and the love they brought in to our lives..Our deepest sympathy Manay Ritchie,Manoy Nani and Liza for the loss of Tiya Ettie...May her soul rest in peace..!

Francis/Gigi Diaz-Alfonso and Gian

Gloria Navarro

January 5, 2018

I only have fond memories of Mrs. Tosoc; she was always kind, witty and sharp - we will all miss her and pray for her eternal peace. Our condolences to her entire family, especially her children...much love.

Bob Baltazar

January 5, 2018

Chi Chi, Nani, and Liza - Our familes are forever interlocked due to the Love and Kindness of your Mom and Dad. We are so sorry to hear about Auntie Ettie. We will miss her dearly! Love Bob and Family, Joe and Family, Abe, and Josie Baltazar.

Mike Toombs

January 1, 2018

Hernani, Sorry to hear about the passing of your mother.

Susan White

January 1, 2018

Dear Hernani and family, Gloria told me abt your mom. I pray you find peace in knowing that you will see your mother again. strength and love to you and your family, Susan Skenandore White

FROM THE FAMILY

Early years 1962 - early 1970's: Meridian, Mississippi, San Diego, CA & Key West, Florida

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Early years 1962 - early 1970's: Meridian, Mississippi, San Diego, CA & Key West, Florida

FROM THE FAMILY