Our beloved Lola, Enrica Idea Caparros, entered into eternal life on July 4th, 2021, just weeks away from her 103rd birthday.  She survived World War II in the Philippines and two global pandemics within her lifetime.  Even COVID could not diminish the strength of her spirit.  Her battle with dementia over the last years of her life cannot erase our memories of her as the smartest, sharpest, and kindest person in our family.  Our hearts are broken, but she is made whole in the arms of God our father.  We will remember her forever.

Thanks to all those who remembered Lola through attending her wake and memorial service or through sending thoughts, prayers, cards and gifts to our family.  

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her Life

Early Childhood

Born on July 15, 1918 in Sariaya, a municipality located in Quezon province, Philippines, she was the second eldest of 8 children born to Primitivo Idea, father, and Vivencia Vendiola, mother.  As a child of a teacher and a businesswoman, Enrica carved her path in life by studying at Philippine Normal University to become an educator. She started her career by teaching at "Madre", the parochial school she attended in her youth after high school, and her passion for education led her to rising through the ranks and becoming a principal.

Building a Family and Career

In June of 1943, Enrica married Eufemio Caparros, a lawyer and a top prosecutor of national prominence in the Philippines.  The two of them shared an equal devotion to public service and dedicated their lives to bettering the circumstances for all generations.  It was out of that desire that they challenged each of their 6 children to lead fervent lives of hard work, marked by dedication to faith, family and profession.

Investing in a Life in America

By the mid-1970's, Enrica had retired from teaching and began the process of immigrating to the United States, joining her adult children that were all establishing their lives along the East Coast.  Her husband eventually retired a decade later and joined her in the US shortly thereafter.  Over the next 40 years, Enrica and Eufemio would spend their time continuing to be actively involved in the lives of their children and grandchildren.  
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