We sadly announce our mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend Magdalena Venegas Gorospe aka Mae, Ma, Gramma, Gramma Mae, Lil Gramma, passed away peacefully with loved ones by her side. She did so with the same grace and dignity she lived her life.
Born in the Philippines on May 26, 1929 she married our Dad Leobigildo Asuncion Gorospe on June 19, 1950. They moved from the Philippines to San Jose, California in 1951 from which their foundation began the family and individuals that we have grown into today.
September 27, 2018 has left a large hole in us and our lives that can never be filled. She was so very much loved and will be forever missed by her surviving children, Leo Gorospe Jr. (Ida) of Tucson AZ, Sonny Gorospe of Tucson AZ, John Gorospe (Teresa) of Phoenix AZ, Jose Gorospe (Carrie) of Santa Maria CA, Mary Jane Gorospe Lawrence (Steven) of San Jose CA, Frances Gorospe Venegas Graff (Todd) of Castroville CA, twelve grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Mom will be reunited with her mother Felipa Venegas 1987, husband Leo 1988, daughter Ann 1956, daughter Madeline Gorospe McCoy her husband Gary Lane McCoy their son Scott and grandson 1993, and daughter in law Patricia Trish Gorospe 2017.
She led an amazing loving life of 89 years and left us with a legacy of family love. Anyone who had the pleasure of meeting her no matter if only a minute or a life time loved her. Her unconditional love for everyone was one to admire and her genuine big beautiful smile would uplift all in her presence.
As we close this chapter of her life a new one begins as she is reunited with loved ones that have passed during her lifetime. We ask you remember her with a big smile because she always had one.
Mom we thank you for all the love you gave us and everything you did for us. We your children, grandchildren and great grandchildren loved you so much and will continue to do so for ever in our hearts.
Rest In Peace Mom, we miss you and will love you forever!!!!
Family and friends are invited Tuesday October 9, 2018 at Darling & Fischer Garden Chapel 471 E. Santa Clara St. San Jose for a visitation from 8:00am-10:00am with funeral service at 10:00am. Burial to follow at 11:30am at Calvary Catholic Cemetery 2650 Madden Ave. San Jose
Darling & Fischer Garden Chapel