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Felipa Q. Puyot

May 2, 1930 — February 5, 2024

Hyattsville

In her 93 years on this Earth, Felipa warmed the hearts of those she encountered. She was a loving daughter, supportive sister, affectionate wife, nurturing mother, and an adoring grandmother and great grandmother. Felipa’s inspirational journey from the Philippines to the United States is full of colorful stories and memorable lessons which she enjoyed retelling to her grandchildren. 

Felipa Quemquem Puyot was born on May 2nd, 1930, to the late Eleuteria Calacal and Severino Quemquem in Rayuray, Batac, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is preceded in death by her husband, Eleuterio Puyot; her siblings Sabina Quemquem, Teresa Batugo, Restituto Quemquem, and Diomedes Quemquem; and her granddaughter, Sherryl Mae.

Felipa’s journey includes witnessing World War II and moving to Manila with her older sister to be a housemaid so they could help their parents provide for their younger siblings. She later met her late husband, Eleuterio, whom she married in 1950 after persistent courting. The couple worked together as a team, with Felipa tending to the farm and Eleuterio doing his carpentry work to provide for their family. She instilled hard work and the importance of education unto her daughters to ensure they finished their college degrees.  

She shared her love for gardening, sewing, and fishing which were passed down to later generations. She loved sharing knowledge and wisdom she gained in her life journey to her children and grandchildren. Felipa led by example; she taught important lessons without needing to say a word. 

In 1980, Felipa followed her husband in the United States in a quest for a better life. Despite the obstacles associated with adjusting to a new country, she excelled as a hospitality worker at Holiday Inn through hard work and attention to detail. She continued working there for eleven years to support her family.  She would also motivate and guide her daughters to take advantage of the opportunities that moving to the USA has to offer. Shortly after her husband passed away, Felipa retired in 1993 and spent her time watching her grandchildren whom she loved dearly. As an advocate for learning, she always emphasized and valued education for her grandchildren. She was very proud of their accomplishments and the paths they cemented for themselves. 

Felipa enjoyed fishing, watching soap operas, and going to the casino to win it big. However, Felipa’s life revolved around bonding, providing, and tending to her loving family. She would mend and sew beautiful clothing, curtains, and curtain accessories for her family. She continued gardening in the backyard of her family home and always managed to grow a bountiful garden every year. She also often cooked her famous recipes for her family such as fried rice, egg rolls, suman and bilo bilo. In her later years, Felipa became the best dog mom to Chanel. She would patiently comb Chanel’s hair and made sure she got the best food for her. Felipa loved Chanel dearly. They were inseparable until the end.

She is survived by her children Virginia Biado (husband Wilson Biado), Teresita Lampitoc (husband Edgardo Lampitoc), Clarita Abitong (husband Arnold Abitong), Sonia Bermudez (husband Wenceslao Bermudez), Avelina Tabili (husband Telesforo Tabili), Maritess Lagasca (husband Benjie Lagasca); her grandchildren Kristine Tabili (husband Alfred Tabili), Michael Abitong (wife Marquita Abitong), Sheila Simmonds (husband Equan Simmonds), Ronald Abitong, Kristopher Tabili (wife Sonam Tabili), Joyce Bermudez, Jayson Biado, Jansen Lampitoc, Alyssa Lagasca, Marifel Bermudez, Jordan Lagasca, Arianna Lagasca; her great-grandchildren Alina Tabili, Mason Abitong, Alexandra Tabili, Jeevan Tabili, Cameron Simmonds, Arabella Tabili, and Eshar Tabili; her sister Eugenia Quemquem; and her furry companion, Chanel.

Felipa lived a simple but passionate life which inspired her family daily. She was an exemplary mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and dog mom. Her departure has been deeply felt by her entire family. The family appreciates your support during this difficult time. May her soul rest in peace.

Funeral Services are as follows: 

I Visitation

Gasch’s Funeral Home

4739 Baltimore Ave.

Hyattsville, MD 20781

Monday, February 12, 2024

2:00pm – 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time

6:00pm – 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time 

 

II Funeral Service

St. Mark’s Catholic Church 

7501 Adelphi Rd.

Hyattsville, MD 20783

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

10:00 a.m.

 

III Burial

Lincoln Memorial Cemetery

4001 Suitland Rd

Suitland, MD 20746

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

12:00 p.m.

 

IV Repast

St. Mark’s Catholic Church 

7501 Adelphi Rd.

Hyattsville, MD 20783

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Immediately following burial

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Visitation

Monday, February 12, 2024

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Visitation

Monday, February 12, 2024

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

St. Marks the Evangelist Catholic Church

7501 Adelphi Rd, Hyattsville, MD 20783

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Burial

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Repast

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

St. Marks the Evangelist Catholic Church

7501 Adelphi Rd, Hyattsville, MD 20783

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