April 12, 1933 - November 20, 2021
With profound sadness we announce the passing of Constantina “Nannie” A. Ignacio. Nannie passed away peacefully in a local hospital on November 20, 2021 after a long illness, with family by her side. She was 88. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 61 years, Nacito; daughter and son-in-law, Elinore and Marc Burkhardt; son and daughter-in-law Christian and Stephanie; three grandchildren: William, Tyler and Alyssa; as well as numerous relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her brothers and sister: Rodolfo, Elpidio, Rogelio, Estelita Magsaysay and Renato; and her parents: Felix and Salud Asercion. Nannie was born on April 12, 1933 in General Trias, Cavite, Philippines, the fourth of six children. In 1954 she traveled by ship with family members and settled in San Francisco. It was on this ship where a courtship began between her and U.S. Navy man Nacito Ignacio. Because Nacito was out at sea, they were devoted pen pals until they married in 1960. Together they formed a happy and loving home for their two children, whom they raised in the northern peninsula of the Bay Area before subsequently moving to Hayward in 1980. Nannie graduated with a nursing degree in 1958, tirelessly working full-time as a registered nurse for 37 years. This included 17 years at French Hospital in San Francisco and 15 years at Eden Hospital in Castro Valley until her retirement in 1995. She possessed all the desirable qualities a nurse should have, with her calm and patient demeanor, her intelligence and skill, and her ability to provide just the right touch of reassurance and comfort in difficult times. She was a nurturing person, who brought this special gift of hers not only into her profession but her home and family life as well. Nannie’s utmost pleasure in life was spending time with family. She enjoyed attending social gatherings and traveling. After retiring, she and Nacito journeyed extensively across the U.S. and abroad, often with large groups that included siblings, in-laws and close friends. In many ways, she was the rock of her extended family, offering her support and hands-on help whenever it was needed. She had a gracious and generous heart that touched the lives of countless people. She will be fondly remembered by many for her vibrant personality, her fun-loving disposition, and her sparkling smile. The family would like to thank the staff and in-home caregivers from From the Heart Senior Services for the compassionate care provided. Friends and family are invited to visit 4-7 pm on Monday, December 13, 2021 and 4-7 pm on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at Chapel of the Chimes, 32992 Mission Boulevard, Hayward, CA 94544. A funeral mass will be held at 10:30 am on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at Saint Joachim Catholic Church, 21250 Hesperian Blvd, Hayward CA 94541. Committal service to follow at Chapel of the Chimes in Hayward.
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