Mrs. Felicidad “Felicing” Macaraeg Fernandez, daughter of the late Leoncio Macaraeg and Juana Infante, was born on August 27, 1921 in Malasiqui, Pangasinan, Philippines. Felicing attended public schools and a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education (BSEEd) from Philippine Normal College. At an early age of 19, Felicing started her teaching profession in San Pedro Barrio School, Malasiqui, Pangasinan.
Felicing was united in holy matrimony to Perfecto Oficial Fernandez on January 20 of 1946. Their union was blessed with 3 sons and 3 daughters.
The eldest of 9 children from the 2nd nuptial, Felicing learned having responsibilities at a tender age, caring for her younger siblings. She took responsibility of supporting her brothers and sisters with the help of her husband. She was a generous, loving, thoughtful and prayerful person that her family, relatives and friends loved her so much in return. She was the matron of the Macaraeg clan who started the annual tradition of celebrating the birth of Christ by having a Christmas Reunion for the Macaraeg clan giving gifts to everyone and making the clan a closely-knit family.
Felicing is survived by her loving husband, Perfecto Sr, sons, Junn, Rodolfo and Perfecto III and daughters, Fely, Elizabeth and Eleanor, daughters-in-law, Dolores, Mary Ann and Susan, sons-in-law, Raymond Kwan and Danilo Sim, 17 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren.
Felicing and Perfecto migrated to the United States in 1979. She joined her Creator on Sept 21, 2018 at the age of 97.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 – 8:00 PM on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 and Thursday, September 27, 2018 with a Vigil at 6:00 PM Thursday, September 27, 2018 at Fremont Memorial Chapel, 3723 Peralta Blvd. Fremont. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 AM Friday, September 28, 2018 at St. Anne’s Catholic Church, 32223 Cabello Street Union City. Burial will follow to Lone Tree Cemetery, 24591 Fairview Ave. Hayward.