Obituary of Marciana Alcantara
Marciana (Lola) Alcantara, beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, died peacefully at her home in South Plainfield on Saturday, June 10, 2023. Born on March 2, 1925, in Pangasinan, Philippines, she lived in NJ since 1979.
She is remembered as the matriarch of a large extended family across the US and in her native Philippines.
Predeceased by her husband of 70 years, Ludovico Alcantara, and two sons, Ben and Romeo, she is survived by eight children; daughter Cres and husband Manny; daughter Cora and husband Arthur; daughter Gloria and husband Bob; daughter Lilia and husband Tito; daughter Barbara; daughter Myrna and husband Ronel; daughter Marilyn and husband Herbert; and son Wilfredo; and two daughters-in-law Femia and Liwayway, along with a host of extended relatives and friends.
She will also be greatly missed by 16 grandchildren: Glen, Joyce and husband Mark, Genevieve, Chuck, Jennifer and husband Tyrone, Grachelle, Melissa and husband Joseph, Bem, Michelle and husband Mike, Andrea and husband Michael, Angela and husband Alex, Gea and husband Ronald, Kim, Kiko, Gaby, and Marylee and 13 great-grandchildren: Remi, Milo, Erlo, Sebastian, Mikey, Myles, Marcus, Benny, Mason, Luci, Precious, Zia, and Thirdy.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 15, 2023, at 9:15 AM in the McCriskin - Gustafson Home for Funerals, 2425 Plainfield Avenue, South Plainfield, NJ, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:30 AM in Our Lady of Czestochowa, South Plainfield.
Cremation will follow in Rosehill Crematory, Linden NJ.
Visitation will be on Wednesday from 5-9 PM in the funeral home.