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Dr. Herminia Bonilla Gabaldon died peacefully Sunday September 22 at Harmony Village at Care One in Moorestown, NJ with family by her side. She was 78.
Herminia was born June 16, 1941 in the Philippines to the late Pedro and Caridad Bonilla. She earned her medical degree at Far Eastern University (FEU), graduating magna cum laude. At FEU, she also met her late husband Dr. Jose Gabaldon Jr. After they married in 1965, they emigrated to the United States under a program that allowed skilled Filipino workers entry into the United States. They eventually settled in Piscataway, NJ where they raised their family. For 35 years, Herminia worked at Muhlenberg Hospital in Plainfield, NJ as a Hematologist and Pathologist before her retirement in 2008. During her time there, she served as Director of the Blood Lab, published in the American Journal of Clinical Pathology, and served as an adjunct professor at Rutgers University. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Herminia is survived by her 3 children; daughters Maria Gabaldon-Smith and husband Peter of Westford, MA; Helen Silvis and husband Philippe of Haddonfield, NJ; son Waldo Gabaldon and wife Stephannie of Eastvale, CA; grandchildren Isabel Smith, Ryan Smith, Corrina Silvis, Jaden Gabaldon, Justin Gabaldon, Jocelyn Silvis, Carter Gabaldon, Cole Gabaldon and Jovanni Frago, her sister Alice Bonilla Sandoval, and many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
There will be a visitation on Sunday, September 29th from 2-6PM at the Sheenan Funeral Home, 233 Dunellen Ave, Dunellen, NJ. A funeral mass will take place on Monday, September 30th at 9:30 AM at St. Matthews the Apostle Church, Edison, NJ. Burial to follow at Resurrection Cemetery, Piscataway, NJ. For more info please visit www.sheenanfh.com