Archbishop Soc’s mother dies at 90

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Norma Jacinta Villegas (1926-2016)

MANILA, Oct. 20, 2016— Mrs. Norma Jacinta Villegas, mother of Archbishop Socrates Villegas of Lingayen-Dagupan, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 19.

Known to many people as Nanay Norma, she died in Dagupan City at the age of 90.

Nanay Norma was born on August 16, 1926. She was married to Emiliano Villegas, who predeceased her several years ago.

Together the couple raised three children with Archbishop Villegas, who is currently the president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines, as the youngest.

Her remains will be transferred from the Archbishop’s House in Dagupay City to the Garden of Memories Memorial Chapels in Pateros, Metro Manila at 8am on Saturday, Oct. 22.

The Funeral Mass will be held at 2pm on Oct. 24 at the San Roque Parish Church in Pateros.

She will be interred right after the Mass beside her husband at the Garden of Memories Memorial Park. (CBCPNews)

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