Loving daughter, faithful wife, caring mother, friend to allSylvia Maria Gracia Estella Chuapoco—a former resident of Milpitas, CA—passed away peacefully to reunite with her Lord on July 2, 2018 at the age of 60.
Born in Quezon City, Philippines, Sylvia attended St. Theresa’s College for elementary and high school before receiving her Bachelor’s from the Ateneo de Manila University in 1979.
After moving to the Bay Area in the early 80’s, she met and married Renato Chuapoco in 1987. She completed her MBA from Santa Clara University shortly after the birth of her first son.
Sylvia was an active member of St. John the Baptist parish in Milpitas and worked as an administrative assistant for the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD) office at the parish for nearly six years before falling into a persistent vegetative state in 1999 as a result of cardiac arrest.
Sylvia is survived by her husband Renato Chuapoco and her two children Carlos Jose of New York City, NY, and Miguel Roberto of Pasadena, CA, her mother Rosario Estella, and her brothers JD (Poch), Luigi, and Robert. She is predeceased by her father Jose Carlos Estella III.
A memorial service was held on Saturday, July 21 at 2:00 PM at St. John the Baptist Church at 279 S Main St, Milpitas, CA 95035.
Her ashes will be flown back to Manila, where memorial services will be held September 8-10, 2018 at Sanctuario de San Antonio Parish Mortuary Chapels, McKinley Road, Forbes Park in Makati City. Mass will be offered on Saturday, September 8 at 5:00 PM and on Sunday, September 9 at 5:30 PM. Mass, a blessing of the ashes, and burial will be held on Monday, September 10 at 10:00 AM.