Funeral services for Emiliana (Grandma) C. Tanglao, age 93, of 4876 State Highway 68, Ogdensburg, NY, will be held on Wednesday, July 29, 2009 at 10:00 am. at St. Mary’s Cathedral with Rev. Terry LaValley officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Frary Funeral Home. Mrs. Tanglao passed away on Saturday, July 25, 2009 at St. Joseph’s Nursing Home.
Mrs. Tanglao is survived by three sons, Joseph and his wife, Amanda of Houston, TX, Philip and his wife, Edencita of Brooklyn, NY, and Jesse and his wife, Alicia of Brooklyn, NY; three daughters, Mrs. Richard (Mae) Baildon, of Ogdensburg, Lourdes Tanglao of Queens, NY, and Mrs. Teresita Capitulo and her husband, Edwin, of Brooklyn, NY; a sister, Mrs. Filomena Dizon of Tarlac City, Philippines; twenty-four grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; and several cousins, nieces, and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband on March 14, 1981; two sons, Edgar in 1966 and Charlie in 1989; a brother, who died in infancy; a grandson and a great-granddaughter, who both died in infancy; and a son-in-law, Richard J. Baildon, on February 2, 2009.
Mrs. Tanglao was born on June 30, 1916 in Manila, Philippines, the daughter of Jose and Rufina (Yumul) Cura. She attended local schools in Tarlac City, Philippines. She married Ponciano Y. Tanglao on October 27, 1933 at San Sebastian Cathedral in Tarlac City, Philippines. Mrs. Tanglao was a very religious person who prayed novenas to the Sacred Heart, the Blessed Mother, and her favorite saints daily. She was a communicant at St. Mary’s Cathedral for many years. She enjoyed cooking Filipino dishes and making homemade candies, which she served to her family and shared with friends. She quilted and loved spending time with her family. She was a resident of St. Joseph’s Home from May 2008, where she had a happy and comfortable stay.
While residing in the Philippines, Mrs. Tanglao was a member of the Nocturnal Adoration Society, the Daughters of Isabella, the Legion of Mary, and the Society of the Sacred Heart. She was an auxiliary member of the Legion of Mary at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Ogdensburg.
Donations may be made in her memory to the St. Mary’s Cathedral Capital Fund Drive or St. Joseph’s Foundation.