Catalina Ibe Guinto, age 76, of Jersey City, NJ, entered eternal rest after a struggle with cancer, surrounded by her family in New York City, NY on 22nd of April 2018.
Fondly known as Lina, she was the second to the youngest daughter of Balbino Ibe and Dionisia Martinez Ibe, born in Arayat Pampanga, Philippines on 6th of January 1942. She was a mother of three children from her first marriage to Catalino Lim. She migrated from the Philippines to the United States in 1984, and then married Luisito Guinto in 1985.
Lina selflessly sacrificed all to accomplish her vision of bringing her children to America. In 1996, Lina lived her ultimate dream of finally welcoming her children to America and be reunited with them once again as a family. Lina was a loving and doting mother, even more so as a grandmother to her young grandchildren. She was also a second mom to countless more, including her work colleagues at Chanel, Inc., where she served for more than 31 years.
She will be remembered as a kind-hearted, peaceful, extremely generous and a loyal person. As an introvert, she loved being around relatives and close friends for rounds of mahjong games, listening to music, laughter and sharing humorous stories. At home, she enjoyed watching light entertainment such as the Filipino Channel and Dancing With The Stars, or playing Candy Crush. She had a green thumb particularly with orchids, and talented in the kitchen. Lina was an angelic human being and will be terribly missed by all.
The family wishes to acknowledge and thank the team at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
A visitation for Catalina will be held on Thursday, April 26, 2018, from 5:00pm to 9:00pm, and Friday, April 27, 2018, from 5:00pm to 9:00pm at RIOTTO FUNERAL HOME & Cremation Company, 3205 John F. Kennedy Bvld., Jersey City, NJ 07306 ( For GPS Navigation it is best to use parking lot entrance address: 14 Stagg St. Jersey City, NJ 07306). A visitation will also be held prior to the funeral service on Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 10:45am to 11:30am in the Our Lady Mercy Chruch, St. Vincent De Paul Chapel, followed by an 11:30am mass at Our Lady of Mercy Church. Entombment will take place at Woodbridge Memorial Gardens, US Highway 1 North, Woodbridge, NJ 07095. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations be made to the following charities in Catalina's name: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Research (Http://giving.mskcc.orh). The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (www.iaslc.org/foundation).