Condolence & Memory Journal

So so sorry to hear of the death of my dear frined Sally. Mars you and the boys look to the hills where the strength, help and love of God will carry you.

Linda Jenkins

Posted by Linda Jenkins Blakely - Corona, CA - Long time friend   March 13, 2013


We are deeply saddened to hear of Sally's passing. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow.

Ate Linda and family

Posted by Ruby Alfonso-Ballesca    March 09, 2013


Our most heartfelt sympathies go out to the Rosales and Songco families. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

August and Joyce Yap

Posted by Joyce dePano-Yap - Edmonton, CA - Family friend   March 09, 2013

My deepest condolences to the family. Sally was such a sweet lady and dear friend. I will miss her a lot. She is resting in the arms of our dear Lord now.

Posted by Lisa Gonzales - Chino Hills, CA - Friend/Co-worker   March 09, 2013


In behalf of the family of the late Arsenio Tuazon, I would like to extend our deepest sympathy and condolences to the bereaved family of Sally Rosales Songco. Novena masses from March 8 to 16, 2013 are being offered for the eternal repose of her soul at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Maysilo, Malabon City, Metro-Manila Phils.

Posted by Lourdes ((Baby) Tuazon - cousin in law   March 08, 2013

I can't stop thinking about Sally and all the fun times we had with her and Mars. I will always think about Sally everytime I go to a casino. I will always remember her if I go to Buca di Beppo, Noodle Planet, or Boiling Crab. Every time I see the gifts she gave me, I think of her and wish I could have done as much for her as she did for others. I will never forget her sense of humor and her generosity. She gave real friendship to all. Whenever I was around Sally, I could feel joy and happiness. I will still look for her at the doctor's office and sadly realize she won't be there. We lost an angel. My sympathy to Mars, Melvin & Marcell, and to all of the people who's lives she made better. Rest in peace angel.

Posted by June Allen & family - Covina, CA - Friend/Co-worker   March 07, 2013

Our sincere condolences, thoughts and prayers are with the family as the memories of Sally are forever engrained in our hearts. She was an angel here and will watch over us always.


Eyvonne Drummonds &

Posted by Eyvonne Drummonds - Riverside, CA - Co-worker, friend   March 06, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with the family when your heart is empty, filling it with happy memories can help. God Bless.
Barbara Irby and Family

Posted by Barbara E. Irby - Rialto, CA - Friend   March 06, 2013

May the love you've shared and memories you've made with one so dear be a source of healing at this difficult time. My deepest condolence.

Posted by Malou Cartwright - Diamond Bar, CA - Friend from work   March 05, 2013




Posted by PEARLA WALLACE - El Monte, CA - LONG TIME FREIND AND CO-WORKER   March 05, 2013

My prayers are with the family, Sally will be missed. God Bless.

Posted by Audelia Gonzales - Rialto, CA - Co Worker/Friend   March 05, 2013

My sincerest condolences are extended to the Songco family. Although she will be truly missed, we can all take comfort in knowing that Sally now rests in the arms of our Lord. While she was here, she blessed our lives with her warm generosity and will always be remembered. God bless you all.

Posted by Dellena Floyd - Los Angeles, CA - Co-worker   March 05, 2013

Sincere condolences to the family. We are praying for all of you

Posted by Del Nibungco and family    March 04, 2013

Our sincere condolences to the family of (Tita) Sally Songco. Time and distance constraints prevent us from condoling with you in person.

Kuya/Tito Vergel, Ate/Tita Imelda, Gel & Pancho Nibungco

Posted by Virgelio T. Nibungco - Quezon City, Philippines - First cousin of husband   March 04, 2013

Today Lord, we entrust to you Sally who had gone before us. We pray that you show her your mercy and grant your redeeming love and salvation.

Having departed from this world, may she live with you by the grace of your merciful love. May perpetual light shine upon her may she rest in peace. AMEN

Posted by Baby S. Primavera - Manila - Sister in law   March 04, 2013

The sorrow of the faithful is not that of permanent loss...but the tender sense of sadness that comes in saying good-bye for now to someone we love..It will be the little things that you will remember the quiet moments, the smile, the laughter. although it may seems so hard right now, it will be the memories of these little things that help to push away the pain and bring the smiles back again...wherever you are, you will always be in our heart...

Posted by Edwin and Emelita Villanueva - mt pritchard, nsw australia - cousin of mars songco   March 04, 2013

Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. You are now in God's hands free from pain and full of light. You had a life well lived blessed with beautiful husband and children.

Condolence from
David and Dina

Posted by Dina Burrell - el monte, CA - Sister in law   March 04, 2013

God looked around His garden and found an empty place.He looked down upon earth and saw your tired face.He put His arms around you and lifted you to rest.God's garden must be beautiful;He always takes the best.He saw the road was getting rough,and the hills were hard to climb,so He closed your weary eyelids and whispered,"Peace be thine."It broke our hearts to lose you,but you didn't go alone, for part of us went with you the day God called you home.

To Mars, Melvin and Marcel,
Our thoughts are with you at this hour of your bereavement.Let faith in Him become your guide,His strength become your own and submit your trust unto His love, for you are not alone.

Jun,Beth,Sophia,Felicia,Neal & Jonah Nibungco

Posted by Jun Nibungco - Leesburg, FL - 1st maternal cousin of Mars   March 04, 2013

"We look at your smiling face in all our photos,
Memories flood our mind as we touch the mementos,
For the happy times we have had,
But now this bring tears and made us sad,
For the time together went by in a wink,
Life was not as long as we'd like to think".
My dearest sister Sally you will always be in our hearts..Love you...

Posted by Nini Rosales & Robert Wong - Edmonton, AB - Sister   March 04, 2013

Dear Mars and kids,
Please accept our sincere condolence over the passing of Sally. May you learn to abide by God's will. Hope the memories Sally left behind will lessen your grief. May God bless your family.

May Sally rest in peace. Amen.

Kuya Eddie & Ate Susan Nibungco

Posted by Ed & Susan Nibungco - Flushing, NY - first cousin of Sally's husband   March 04, 2013

Sally I will never forget you and all the fun times we had. I always remember how i used to eat.shower and sleep in your house and you always told me to go home.. those memories will be in my heart forver.. i will miss seeing you every year.. i love you sally and kiss me to papang mamang and tessie.. i love you sally you may rest in peace

Posted by Puso G. Escueta    March 03, 2013


tita sally, I will truly miss you. Your family has opened their arms to me and welcomed me as if I was one of your own. I still remember coming to your house when I was 16. The first time I have ever been to California. You welcomed me to your home. Played with fireworks on your driveway. you made me feel like part of your family and for that I am grateful to have known you. I know now that you will finally be able to rest in peace. you reminded me of Mamang so much, she was like my own grandmother and you were like my own aunt. I love you and forever grateful for you. I will miss you. you will always be in my heart as the rest of your family will always be.

Posted by louella buan - grande prairie,alberta, cana - friend of the family   March 03, 2013

I am not the kind of person who would say the word "Goodbye" because when it's said it's final. It means that you're not going to see that person again. But how will I say goodbye to a sister who has been there to us all the way. Your generosity has been enormous and no amount of saying thank you will not suffice. I'm shedding my tears right now because I know I will never get see or talk to you again.

Sally, thank you for being the good sister that you were. We had so much fun growing up and so much more fun when we became adults. Your generosity to us, your 6 sisters, were greatly appreciated and I thank you for that. You have became our second Mom, being the eldest in our family. You were so strict and used to tell us how a girl should act. We used to hate that but now that I'm a mother/grandmother, I know you just want us to grow up properly and I thank you for that.

Sally, I know that you're in a better place now, not enduring any pains or sufferings. It is so hard to lose another family member especially someone who is so close to us. I miss you so much already but I know that we can be all reunited in due time. I love you so much. Please do one thing for me: give my hugs & kisses to Papa, Mama and Tessie.

Much love to you Sally and you will always be in my memory and my heart.

Posted by Marie Rosales - Edmonton, Alberta, Canada - Sister   March 02, 2013

Dear Sally,

Let Perpetual Light Shine Upon You. You will be missed. You have touched so many hearts. I missed our AQMD days - getting ready for those special events, what to bring for potlucks, etc and now you're called Home to eternally rest in peace. Our prayers also go to Mars, Melvin and Mars.

Posted by Lisa Virgo - Yorba Linda, CA, CA - Friend and Officemate   March 02, 2013


Sally, I love you; I will miss you a lot as you have always been a true friend. I will always remember the times we shared in the Philippines. Paul, the kids and I will always remember you in our prayers. Please ask Jesus to take care of little Nathan-- that he will be tumor/cancer- free. Until we meet again, my dear friend. May you rest in Peace. Love, Terri

Our deepest sympathy to Marcelo, Melvin and Marcel. We will be thinking of you, as well, in our prayers. Love, Terri, Paul, Cathy and Steven

Posted by Terri & Paul Stutzke and Family - Goodyear, AZ - long-time friend   March 02, 2013