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Perlita Calaunan Bongar

April 23, 1943 ~ June 18, 2022 (age 79)


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Perlita Calaunan Bongar gained her angel wings on June 18, 2022, and will be reunited with her parents, Hermenegildo and Leonila Calaunan; brothers, Jun and Amador Calaunan; in-laws Servillon and Principia Bongar, Leriza Sta. Maria; and nephews Elmo Custodia and Hermie Calaunan. 

  She is survived by her wonderful husband Jerry; daughters Rachelle, Abigail, and Kristine Claudette; sons-in-law, Marc Currie, Jose Gutierrez, and Gino Damasco; grandchildren, Gabriella Lise, Danielle, Kristofer Gavriel, Cristian Javier, Veronika Lily, Gavin Jonah, and Elliot Noel; and siblings, Jean Canonigo, Roberto Calaunan Sr., and Arcelie Calaunan. 

 Known to everyone as Mama Lit, she was loved by many and will be dearly missed by those closest to her heart: Violet Calaunan, Brenda Custodia, Ria Custodia, Nathan Custodia, Gabrielle Custodia; Helen Calaunan, Jumar Calaunan; Eusebio Canonigo, Gina Matsumoto, Tomohiro Matsumoto, Masahiro Matsumoto, Gerald Atienza; Ana Liza and Al Enriquez, Hans Karl and Kristine Monsanto, Angelie Flores, Jillian Flores; Marilyn Calaunan, Robelin and Roger Iosefa, Anysha Iosefa, Josiah Iosefa, Roniyah Iosefa, Jeriah Iosefa, Roberto Calaunan Jr.; Nemia Calaunan, Myrna and Stevie Carter, Stevie Carter Jr., Myrnasha Carter, Mykaila Carter; Jon and Elle Santos, Jon Santos Jr., Nalani Santos, and Annica Sophia Santos. 

 She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Far Eastern University in Manila, Philippines. For 20+ years, Perlita worked as an auditor for the US Navy in the Philippines. She continued the rest of her 19-year career as a Level 3-Office Assistant at Stanford Hospital in Palo Alto. 

Lita (to her friends and colleagues) found absolute happiness in everything that she chose to do with the people that she cared for the most. Whether it was playing with her family dogs, cooking for her family, gardening, taking a trip to the casino, sewing, or crocheting, everyone experienced her love and affection by just being around her. She expressed her genuine love through the food she prepared, garden she tended (if orchids could only speak) and garments she made. 

The family was everything to her. She truly cherished being surrounded by everyone she loved, her husband, her siblings, and her children. Perlita especially found joy in spoiling every single one of her grandchildren and fur grandkids. 

Perlita will continue to be loved and deeply missed by her family and those who knew her. Although reserved and private, everyone will remember her warmth, kindness, love, care, and generosity. She was the epitome of selflessness. The family she leaves behind will continue to carry memories of her beautiful and vibrant life in their hearts and minds. 

She is gone but will forever live in everyone’s memories and hearts. 

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June 29, 2022

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
P.L. Fry & Son Funeral Home
290 N. Union Road
Manteca, CA 95337
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June 29, 2022

6:00 PM
P.L. Fry & Son Funeral Home
290 N. Union Road
Manteca, CA 95337
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June 30, 2022

11:00 AM
St. Anthony of Padua
505 E. North Street, Attn: Barbara Pinto Choate
Manteca, CA 95336
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