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Addad, Encarnacion

Encarnacion J. Addad
January 19, 1925 - October 16, 2015
Encarnacion Javier Addad passed away peacefully in her home on October 16, 2015 at 8:30 am. She was 90 years old and had been under hospice care since June 1 of this year.
She was an adventurous woman, barely 20, when she left home in 1945 to begin her health care career as a civilian employee working at base hospitals for the U.S. Armed Forces campaign in the Philippines. With a high school diploma and only a year and a half of college, she became a valued administrative employee, acquiring respect and admiration in her jobs.
When she met Antonio Rosendo Addad in 1950, they married and she followed him to San Francisco, and they remained married for 38 years until his death in 1988. They complemented and contrasted each other in many ways.
In 1959, Encarnacion enrolled in a Bay Area training program and became a medical assistant, acquiring a position with a doctor in general practice in a private office, and remained a dedicated employee for almost 30 years until she chose to retire when the practice closed.
After Antonio's death, Encarnacion maintained her independence, caring for her house and garden, volunteering at her parish church, and remaining a loving and devoted mother and grandmother. She will be greatly missed.
Encarnacion Javier Addad was the youngest of seven siblings born to Demetrio Javier and Beatriz Cariaga in Laoag, Illocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons Roland Addad and Ron Addad, and Roland's wife Julie Wu-Addad, and their daughter Nicole Martine Addad; and Ron's wife Deborah Goodman Addad. She also leaves behind numerous cousins, nephews, and nieces, and their families in the Philippines and the United States. Her extended family of Javiers remembers her as caring, feisty, active, and independent.
The family owes a debt of gratitude to the executive staff and caregivers of Medical Care Professionals of South San Francisco, whose continued diligence and gentle support provided Encarnacion with the home care she needed during these past several months. Without them, and the expertise of the Sutter Health Care at Home team, the family would not have been as successful in fulfilling all of Encarnacion's wishes.
Visitation will be held from 5-9 PM Wed, Oct 21 with a vigil service beginning at 7 o'clock at Valente Marini Perata & Co, 4840 Mission St. A Funeral Mass is scheduled for 10 AM on Thursday at Corpus Christi Catholic Church followed by a committal at Holy Cross Cemetery in Colma.


Mortuary: Valente Marini Perata & Co