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Ester N. Gonzales

11/17/1934 - 04/13/2017

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A viewing will be held, Friday, April 14, 2017 at Metropolitan Funeral Service, Granby Street.

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WATCH FUNERAL LIVE ONLINE..A funeral service will be held, 5pm, Saturday, April 15, 2017
Metropolitann Funeral Service, Granby Chapel
7246 Granby Street Norfolk VA

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Ester Napiza Gonzales, 82, passed away on April 13, 2017 at her home in Norfolk, Virginia. Ester was born to Mauricio and Concordia Napiza on November 17, 1934 in Manila, Philippines. She had three brothers (Rogelio, Ernesto, and Ben) along with four sisters (Rosing, Leonora, Luring, and Leony). On January 31, 1954, Ester married Jose Cruz Gonzales. They had eight children: Josie, Armi, Rickie, Edgar, Emil, Efren, Edwin, and Elyson. Ester and Jose resided with their family in Manila, Philippines until they immigrated to the United States in June 1987. Ester enjoyed cooking traditional Filipino dishes for family and friends as well as taking care of her grandchildren. Ester had 17 grandchildren: Leslie Ann, Maizie, King, Desiree, Rosemarie, Maridelle, Borgy, Christopher, Carl, Christine, EJ, Paolo, Patrick, Philip, Preston, Sam, and Joseph. She was the great-grandmother to Selena, Miggy, Janus, and Janneana. Ester was preceded in death by her parents and siblings. She is survived by: her husband, children, son-in-laws, daughter-in-laws, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.