Perna, Dengler, Roberts Funeral Home

1671 Maple Rd, Williamsville, NY


Evelyn S. Esguerra

October 13, 1931November 18, 2019

Evelyn Stewart Esguerra was born October 13, 1931 to Mrs. Consuelo Sta. Maria Stewart and Mr. Claude Stewart in Manila, Philippines and raised in Baguio. She went on to finish a B.S. in Pharmacy in Manila and then moved to the United States to obtain a B.S. in Nursing at the College of St. Teresa in Minnesota in 1957. After college, she worked as a nurse in Minnesota and then Chicago where she met her husband, Dr. Deogracias Esguerra Jr. Evelyn and Deo were wed in Chicago on December 16, 1960 beginning a marriage of love and dancing that lasted for 49 years until Deo's passing in 2009. They moved to Montreal Quebec where Evelyn worked at Sta. Cabrini hospital. Evelyn and Deo eventually settled in St. Albans to start a private practice. Both remained in Vermont until they retired at which point, they chose to accompany their daughter, Renita, and her family, first to Columbus, Ohio and then to Buffalo, New York. Evelyn is survived by: her daughter Renita Rodriguez with her husband Tito Rodriguez Jr. and their son Antonio; her son George Esguerra with his wife M. Frith their sons Dominic, Evan Jay and daughter Gwendolyn; her son John Esguerra with his wife Maritess and their daughters Sumehra and Zo;, her niece Lisa Sta. Maria Barbagallo with her husband Ted Vozzella and their children Luca and Olivia and her niece Margherita Sta. Maria Barbagallo. A mass will be held in remembrance at St. Gregory the Great R.C. Church 250 St. Gregory Court Williamsville NY 14221 on Saturday November 23, 2019 at 10:30 am. Please share condolences at www.denglerrobrtspernafuneral.com


  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, November 23, 2019


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Alex Hsieh

November 23, 2019

Hi Runita,

We are sorry to know of the passing of your Mom. We treasured and will always remember the warm friendship extended to us by both of your parents.

Ellen and I are now retired and are still living in Georgia, VT. The old Wyeth plant is still operating, but has undergone many ownership changes.

Our sincere condolences to your family,

Alex and Ellen

Emily Reed

November 20, 2019

I know that words are inadequate at a time like this, but I am sorry for your loss. May loving memories ease your loss and bring you comfort. My Auntie Evelyn always made me laugh and I remember how she made me feel special. I love you Auntie Evelyn. I will always keep my loving memories of you in my heart.