Agapita "Nanay" Ednacot Elamparo
March 16, 1918 – April 25, 2021
Agapita "Nanay" Ednacot Elamparo was born on March 16, 1918 to Augustin and Petra Ednacot in the town of Masinloc in Zambales, Philippines. She was the youngest of seven children. Agapita finished elementary school but soon afterward she was needed to help her modest family make ends meet by working in the fields outside of her home. She also helped her family with the household chores. Agapita married Raymundo "Tatay" Elamparo in 1940, and they had nine children together. Tatay was a school principal while Nanay dedicated her time to taking care of her children - ensuring their safety, livelihood and education all while making sure they knew they were loved. Nanay immigrated to the United States in 1975 to provide support to her children so that they could thrive in their careers as well as help raise her grandchildren. Since then, Nanay has also helped raise her great grandchildren and countless "pup" children. Agapita was devoted to God, her husband, children and family. She faithfully prayed the rosary, spent much time with family, played card games, and kept her mind sharp with word searches and Sudoku puzzles. Nanay lived a fulfilled life rich in love and committed to her family all the way to the age of 103. She has greatly influenced the lives of those blessed enough to know her. Nanay will always be loved and missed dearly by her 24 grandchildren, 31-plus great grandchildren, and the all the family pups she cared for over the years.