Cresencia “Cris” Alejo Patriarca was born on May 5, 1940 in Navotas Rizal, Philippines. She passed away peacefully at home from Parkinson disease on August 15, 2019. She lived a life full of love, joy, and laughter. Cris married Angelito Patriarca on December 24, 1964. Soon after her marriage, she became a mother to three children, Angela, Albert, and Alma. She was also a loving grandmother to Dante, Dillon, and Dannika.
While in the Philippines, she graduated in cosmetology from the Beautician Hair Dressing Standard School. In the early 1970’s, she carried her passion for cosmetics to Seattle, Washington. She was selling Avon and was one of the company’s top sellers. Cris was extremely ambitious and was determined to obtain her G.E.D. She completed her G.E.D. and an accounting program at the Opportunities Industrialization Center of Washington in Seattle. After completing her program, Cris worked as a bank teller at several banks until she found a position as a remittance processor for the City of Seattle in 1988. Cris was recognized numerous times for her exemplary work. She worked there for 14 years and retired in 2002.
Aside from work, Cris was highly in the Tagalog circle Batangas Association and Religious Organization. She enjoyed any occasion that involved dressing up and wearing jewelry. She always made ime to attend St. Edwards catholic Church and she would instruct Sunday school at home to her three children. Cris found joy from the simple things in life. She enjoyed puzzles, watching game shows, sewing, cutting hair, cooking, shopping, and socializing.
She was a devoted, loving, and caring wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and friend. She is survived by Angelito Patriarca (husband), Angela Patriarca (daughter), Albert Patriarca (son), Alma Patriarca (daughter) Mildred Amador Patriarca (daughter), Oscar Ramos (brother), Rosita Alejo (sister), Dante Patriarca (grandson), Dillon Patriarca (grandson), and Dannika Patriarca (granddaughter).
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