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Leber Funeral Home

2000 Kennedy Blvd, Union City, NJ

OBITUARY

Norma P REVILLA

August 13, 1935July 18, 2020

Norma P REVILLA, age 84, of Jersey City, New Jersey passed away on Saturday, July 18, 2020. Norma was born August 13, 1935 in Mauban, Philippines where she was a teacher. Upon coming to the United States she worked as a clerical worker for Bank of New York in New York City.

Norma was the beloved wife of Reynaldo Revilla and the devoted mother of Ruth Revilla, Edwin Revilla and Ellen Revilla. She was the dear sister of Claro Pueyo and Mercedes Rivera as well as the loving grandmother of Miranda Revilla, Isabella Revilla, Emily Nilsson and Sara Nilsson. She was also the dear mother in law of Mats Nilsson and Jojo Armedilla.

A funeral mass for Norma will be held Wednesday, July 22, 2020 from 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM at St Anne Church, 3545 Kennedy Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07307. Following the funeral service will be a committal service from 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM at Holy Cross Cemetery, 340 Ridge Rd, North Arlington, NJ 07031.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.leber-fh.com for the REVILLA family.

Services

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, July 22, 2020

  • Committal Service

    Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Memories

Norma P REVILLA

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Camille Nunez

July 28, 2020

It is hard to believe how much strength, selflessness, kindness, and smarts there was packaged into such a small woman. Lola Norma was a force to be reckoned with having overcome and recovered from multiple hospitalizations, rehab stays, and even being the victim of a senseless mugging (along with her 2 sisters who have since passed on) many years ago. Despite it all, she had always managed to amaze us all with her resilience. At family parties, she was always the keeper of everyone's full bellies. We will miss her seeing her bright smile - which we are confident now lights up in Heaven with the presence of her beloved siblings and family members who have passed on. I hope they are all having the best time gossiping, laughing, and playing scrabble/mah jong together.

Lola Norma, thank you for setting such a wonderful example of what a wife, mother, and sister should be.

Christianne Andonovski

July 22, 2020

It was impossible not to find Lola Norma endearing. She was so beautifully petit, yet her generosity and kindness was huge. I was 15 years old when Lola Norma and Lola Rosing invited me to join them in a novel game of Mahjong. Besides the valuable strategic lesson learned on that day, I was enveloped into their world of witty remarks, perpetual laughs and pure ease in each other’s company. I don’t know how someone so small could create such a safe environment. Lola Norma loved her family with every composition of her body and would have tried to give more, if asked. She will be painfully missed.

Benjamin Castro

July 22, 2020

I first met Tia Norma in 1978, the year before I was married to her niece, now my wife, Becs. New Jersey was on my flight back home and despite only meeting them for the first time, Tia Norma and Tia Cory welcomed me to stay with them, as they would with family. The next morning, I was engrossed in conversation with Tia Norma. We sat on the front steps of her home for hours, talking about life and when the conversation turned to her children back in the Philippines, her already warm faced expressed so much love. Before leaving for my next flight, Tia Norma made sure I left with a full stomach and a happiness that would accompany me for the rest of my journey back home. Then in 2014, Becs and I returned to New Jersey to visit Tia Norma and one of the first things she says to me is, ‘Can you remember when we took a photo of us on the front steps of Tia Cory’s house?’ I felt so special that after all this time, she remembered. Tia Norma was naturally warm and kind. I wish we could have visited her more often but I’m grateful for the unforgettable and generous time she spent with me. Tia Norma, I hope you’re enjoying being back in the company of Nay Rosing. Rest in Peace.

Emily Nilsson

July 22, 2020

I unfortunately didn’t get to spend a lot of time with my lola. When we did spend time, we didn’t always get along. I remember every time she would pull out her disposable cameras, I would get so impatient, knowing we would spend so mich time getting the perfect picture. We got on each others nerves so much I was dubbed the ”least favorite granchild” haha.

Still, I could tell by the way she acted how much lola loved all of us so much. When both Sara and I were born, she came to visit us. It was important to lola that Sara and I got to spend time with family, she always payed half of our airfares to the US from Sweden. She would always ask if we had eaten, and gave us allowances when we were over.

The way she cared for others is a part of her I see inside myself, as well as her enourmous love for steak!

That’s how lola showed her love, by taking care of the people she loved. That is something that is SO appreciated, by everyone she met.

Riza De Romas

July 22, 2020

Tia you will always be in our hearts. You looked and cared for us like your own children and that is why we see our cousins as our siblings. You have been consistently part of our lives from when we were young and until we have our own families. The closeness we shared we will always cherish. I can just imagine how happy you are to see Nanay, Tia Angus and our other Tios. You are a hilarious bunch and we will never forget the laughs we had and how we can never beat you in Scrabble. Rest in peace Tia Norma. We love you very much.

Elise de Romas

July 21, 2020

Lola Norma was a very funny, sassy, fashionable and generous Lola. Every time I visit NJ we would have great chats at the kitchen table, where she would inevitably force me to eat some breakfast. Or, make sure I was able to get food - I have seen her walking towards relatives with her wallet so they could buy me food. She also treated us to a meal at her favorite diner, and I can remember her checking to make sure her lipstick was perfect for it.
She would also always show me the calendar of Tita Ellen's family, and would explain where each picture was taken- which country, if they were on holiday, etc. I also remember her whipping out the old-school camera during family get togethers.
During one of my visits, she was a bit unwell and we took her to the ER. I ended up going home after waiting a bit so I didn't know what the outcome was and was pretty worried. The next morning, she woke me up as if nothing had happened, asking if I wanted food.
She had a sense of humor. Looking at photos of my Lola Rosing, another family member commented that we had similar features. With a beatific smile on her face, she informed them they were 'basically slapping Dimples in the face with that comparison (para mo namang sinampal si Dimples, kawawa naman siya)'.
I'll miss my lovely conversations with sweet Lola Norma. I know she is up there living it up with the Lolas.

Zarina Rivera

July 21, 2020

I will always remember Lola Norma as a kind and gentle soul. Every time I would come over, she always made sure that I was fed with a smile on her face. I remember the times when she would gossip with my Lola Rosing and share countless stories. When my sisters and I would go to Atlantic City with them, they were inseparable. I especially remember going to the Revilla’s house to see Tita Linda, or as I like to call Quema, playing scrabble late at night with Lola Norma. I will forever cherish her lovingness and charitableness. The memories that each of us share of her will be embedded in our hearts. She is now happily reunited with her three sisters in Heaven.

Maria Galing

July 21, 2020

My condolence for the passing of NORMA PUEYO REVILLA 🙏beautiful, brilliant, and kind woman once our favorite family neighbor, PUEYO Clan.
What good memories to read about Norma (a Mother, Grandma, Aunt, or friend) that made me cry and smile for having known her! May the choirs of angels come to greet and lead Norma to Paradise of Eternal Life. Amen🙏

Natalia Rivera

July 21, 2020

I remember when we brought mango over and lola norma loved him! She has such a kind soul and she made sure you’d never go hungry.

Ellen Nilsson

July 21, 2020

Nanay was beaming at my wedding.
She was always proud and supportive of the choices I made. I love you, mom ❤️ Thank you for everything.

FROM THE FAMILY