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Albert and Consuelo Aquino

Passed Away: July 18, 2020

Albert Michael Aquino, who resided in Williamsburg, VA, passed away at the age of 86, after an acute battle with severe respiratory illness, on July 24, 2020.  Albert died surrounded in prayer with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.  He was a loving Husband, Father, Grandfather and Great grandfather.

Albert was born in Makawele, Kauai, on June 6, 1934, to Juliana Cambe Aquino.  He is the third of five children.  All of Albert’s sibling survive him.   At the age of 7y.o., he was a witness to the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.  Albert graduated from St Louis High School in Kaimuki, Oahu.   He was a devout Catholic and spent 2 years in the Catholic Seminary.  He later attended Oregon State University, and subsequently joined the U.S. Air Force.  Albert served in the U.S. Military for 22 years as part of the Veterinary Services team.

Albert married Consuelo de Jesus Sandoval, in Wilmington, Delaware., on 24 April 1959.    They were married for 61 years and had 5 children.  His wife, Consuelo, preceded him in death on 18 July 2020.  Albert took his family to travel the world, in the capacity of his military duties, for approximately 10 years.  This included France, Turkey and the Philippines.  Albert served briefly in the Vietnam War.  While stationed in the Philippines, at Clark AFB, Albert and Consuelo returned to school, both earning a Master of Public Health degree from University of the Philippines.  Upon retirement from the military, Albert transitioned to serving the Hawaii State Department of Health.  Albert was instrumental in building the Food and Drug Division of Hawaii which he administrated for over 10 years.   Albert retired from the Hawaii State Department of Health in 1991 and then relocated to Albuquerque, New Mexico to join his wife who continued working with the Native American, Indian Health Service as a Public Health Nurse.   Albert and Consuelo then relocated to Virginia in 2009 to be near their children and remained there until death.

Albert and Consuelo are survived by 5 adult children, Therese Fox, Kevin Aquino, Karen Aquino-Chang, Kim Aquino, and Kay Kale.   They are survived by 7 grandchildren, Nichole Maher, Natasha Fox-Martins, Matthew Fox, Mark Fox, Ryan Chang, Reece Chang, Kaila Maher, Hunter Maher, and Isaiah Kale.  Albert and Consuelo are survived by 5 great grandchildren, Leilani, Koa, Kira, Felicity and baby Fox, to be born in February 2021.

A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. at St Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188.  Flowers can be sent to Bucktrout Funeral Home, 4124 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg VA 23188 (757-229-3822).  Burial services will follow immediately after mass around 10:30 a.m. at Williamsburg Memorial Park Cemetery, 130 King William Drive, Williamsburg, VA 23188.

Anyone wishing to honor Albert’s lifelong commitment to family and community can make contributions to the Ohana Medical Missions, Inc part of the Philippine Medical Association of Hawaii.  Donations can be sent in both Albert and Consuelo Aquino’s name to 94-837 Waipahu Street, Waipahu Hawaii, 96797 donate online at PMAH-hawaii.org

 

Consuelo de Jesus Sandoval Aquino, who resided in Williamsburg, VA, passed away at the precious age of 87, after an acute battle with severe respiratory illness, on July 18, 2020.  Consuelo died while surrounded in prayer with all her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She was a beloved Wife, Mother, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother.

Consuelo was born in Caloocan, Rizal, Philippines on March 5, 1933 to Petra de Jesus and Pedro Sandoval.  She was the youngest of 4 children.  Consuelo lost her own mother at the age of 5 y.o.  She was a witness to the invasion and occupation of the Japanese in the Philippines from 1942 to 1945 when she was just 9-12 y.o.  Consuelo spent 2 years studying in a Catholic Convent.  She went on to pursue studies as a Registered Nurse.  By way of the Foreign Exchange program, Consuelo immigrated to the United States where she began her Nursing career in Wilmington, Delaware.

Consuelo married her longtime pen pal, Albert Michael Aquino, on 24 April 1959.  They were married for 61 years and had 5 children.   Consuelo and Albert lived abroad for over 10 years while Albert served w/ the U.S. Air Force.  This included France, Turkey and the Philippines.

Consuelo was a passionate traveler and multilingual, learning Spanish, Japanese, French and even a little Navajo.  In 1974 she returned to school and completed a Master of Public Health Degree from the University of the Philippines.  Consuelo’s nursing career was varied and rich including neo natal intensive care, working w/ severe to profoundly disabled children, adult diabetes and finally with the Native American, Indian Health Service in Chinle, Arizona.  Her nursing career included teaching briefly at Walter Reed, George Mason University and the University of Hawaii.  After living in Albuquerque, New Mexico for some years, Consuelo and Albert moved to Virginia in 2009 to be closer to their children, where they stayed until death.

Consuelo was a talented Artist, Musician and award winning Poet.  She was a classical concert Pianist, played the Rondalla and Ukulele, danced the Hula, and an avid Painter.    Consuelo consecrated herself to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Sacred Heart of Our Lord, Jesus.  She was a devout Catholic woman who taught her family by example, the meaning of faith and grace.

Consuelo’s husband, Albert Aquino, died on July 24, 2020.  Albert and Consuelo are survived by 5 adult children, Therese Fox, Kevin Aquino, Karen Aquino-Chang, Kim Aquino, and Kay Kale.   They are survived by 7 grandchildren, Nichole Maher, Natasha Fox-Martins, Matthew Fox, Mark Fox, Ryan Chang, Reece Chang, and Isaiah Kale.  Albert and Consuelo are survived by 7 great grandchildren, Leilani, Koa, Kira, Felicity, Kaila, Hunter and baby Fox, to be born in February 2021.

A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. at St Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188.  Flowers can be sent to Bucktrout Funeral Home, 4124 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg VA 23188 (757-229-3822).  Burial services will follow immediately after mass around 10:30 a.m. at Williamsburg Memorial Park Cemetery, 130 King William Drive, Williamsburg, VA 23188.

Anyone wishing to honor Consuelo’s lifelong commitment to family and community can make contributions to the Ohana Medical Missions, Inc which is part of the Philippine Medical Association of Hawaii.  Donations can be sent in both Consuelo and Albert Aquino to 94-837 Waipahu Street, Waipahu Hawaii, 96797 donate online at PMAH-hawaii.org

 

 

 

 

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