OBITUARY

Lourdes Marcelino Mendez

January 23, 1928February 15, 2021

Lourdes Marcelino Mendez, 93, a devout Catholic of Chesapeake, Virginia, passed away peacefully on February 15, 2021. Lourdes (or Mamang "Dita" to her children) was born on January 23, 1928 in Binondo, Manila, Philippines to her loving parents, Ricardo "Andoy" Francisco Marcelino of Polo, Bulacan, Manila (a three-time FAMAS awardee for Best Cinematography in Filipino movies in the 50’s and 60’s) and Elvira "Evi" Yangco Cabangis Marcelino of Tondo, Manila.

She now joins in heaven her brothers Lucio "Lucing", Tomas "Tomasing", Francisco "Paquito", Ricardo "Carding", Mario; sisters Consuelo "Choling" M. Balboa, Elvira "Viring" M. Manuel, Victoria "Tori" M. Lucena and Aurora M. Gatchalian; daughter Juliana "Julie" M. Mendez-Herlihy and daughters-in-law Pilar Nina R. Mendez and Milagros "Mila" B. Mendez. She was also predeceased by her husband Jose B. Mendez, Jr. (Papang "Junior" to her children) whom she married on May 14th, 1949 at St Joseph Parish, Canlubang, Laguna, Philippines. She is survived by children Manuel “Manny” Mendez, Remedios “Medy” Mendez, Fernando “Nanding” Mendez (Laura Garcia), Teresita “Tessie” Mendez-Ozabal (Bob Ozabal), and son-in-law Dennis Herlihy; grandchildren Alex (Yvette Hu), Maria Konica, Mary Minolta, Marie Leica, Nathaniel (Lea Ventura), Mervin (Edmye Hernandez), and Brian Ozabal ; and great grandchildren Daniel and Isaiah who are very dear to her.

She loves to sing and in December 29 of last year 2020, she was able to part with us on her iPad her last rendition of one of her favorite songs “Saan Ka Man Naroroon.” Mamang Dita loves to pray the Holy Mass, the Holy Rosary, the Divine Mercy Chaplet and many novenas everyday. One of her favorite novenas is the Novena of Jesus of Nazarene of Quiapo, Manila. She will forever be remembered, loved and missed because of her love for the Holy Eucharist and adoration of the Most Holy and Blessed Sacrament. The life of Mamang Dita has not ended but continues to live with our God the Father, God the Son Lord Jesus Christ , God the Holy Spirit, the Blessed Virgin Mary Holy Mother of God and all the holy angels and saints.

The family will receive relatives and friends at the Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home, 601 N. Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23462 on February 26, 2021 from 4 pm to 7 pm. The Holy Mass of the Resurrection will be held on February 27, 2021 at 11 am at St. Matthew's Catholic Church, 3314 Sandra Lane, Virginia Beach, VA 23464. Interment will follow immediately at Rosewood Memorial Park at 631 N. Witchduck Rd. Virginia Beach, VA 23462.

  • FAMILY

  • Jose B. Mendez, Jr., Beloved husband (deceased)
  • Ricardo "Andoy" Francisco Marcelino, Father (deceased)
  • Elvira "Evi" Yangco Cabangis Marcelino, Mother (deceased)
  • Lucio "Lucing" Marcelino, Brother (deceased)
  • Tomas "Tomasing" Marcelino, Brother (deceased)
  • Francisco "Paquito" Marcelino, Brother (deceased)
  • Ricardo "Carding" Marcelino, Brother (deceased)
  • Mario Marcelino, Brother (deceased)
  • Consuelo "Choling" M. Balboa, Sister (deceased)
  • Elvira "Viring" M. Manuel, Sister (deceased)
  • Victoria "Tori" M. Lucena, Sister (deceased)
  • Aurora M. Gatchalian, Sister (deceased)
  • Juliana "Julie" M. Mendez-Herlihy, Daughter (deceased)
  • Pilar Nina R. Mendez, Daughter-in-law (deceased)
  • Milagros "Mila" B. Mendez, Daughter-in-law (deceased)
  • Manuel "Manny" Mendez, Son
  • Remedios "Medy" Mendez, Daughter
  • Fernando "Nanding" Mendez (Laura Garcia), Son
  • Teresita "Tessie" Mendez-Ozabal (Bob Ozabal), Daughter
  • Dennis Herlihy, Son-in-law
  • Alex (Yvette Hu), Grandson
  • Maria Konica, Granddaughter
  • Mary Minolta, Granddaughter
  • Marie Leica, Granddaughter
  • Nathaniel (Lea Ventura), Grandson
  • Mervin (Edyme Hernandez), Grandson
  • Brian Ozabal, Grandson
  • Daniel and Isaiah, Great Grandchildren

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, February 26, 2021

  • Wake Service

    Friday, February 26, 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Saturday, February 27, 2021

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  • Entombment

    Saturday, February 27, 2021

Memories

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Socorro Directo

February 25, 2021

Mamang Dita will forever be with us. She is my "Special Angel" and my loving prayer warrior... For He will raise you up on Eagle's wings, make you shine among the stars and hold you in the palm of His hand. Love and prayer to all/// Socorring Directo, Ernie and Bibing Javier...

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Mamang Dita / Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington DC

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Mamang Dita / Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington DC