Virgilio T. Abellanosa, of Poughkeepsie, NY, passed away peacefully on January 5th, 2018 at the Vassar Brothers, Poughkeepsie, NY, with his wife and daughter by his side.
Virgilio, fondly called Chuchi was born in Lucena City, Philippines to the late Lauro and Natividad Abellanosa. He attended high school at San Beda College and obtained a Bachelor of Science in Commerce degree, majoring in Banking and Finance at the University of Sto. Tomas in Manila, Philippines in 1959.
In 1969, together with his family, they migrated to the USA as 3rd preference professionals. He then joined Fame Fabrics and was sent by the company to IBM, New York for programming courses. Subsequently, he joined Covington Fabrics as a Data Processing Manager. He retired in 1999.
Virgilio is survived by his wife, Ana Fe Linda Abellanosa, daughter JoAnn Solliday, grandchildren Benjamin and Samuel Solliday, and son in law Dr. Michael Solliday of Poughkeepsie, NY, sister Annabella Francisco of Goshen, and brother Lauro Abellanosa Jr. of the Philippines, nephew Cipriano Francisco Jr, of Washingtonville, NY, niece Maridi Panganiban of Goshen, NY, Cherry Lee Panganiban of Plainfield, New Jersey and Eric de Villa of the Philippines. He was predeceased by his father, mother, and sister, Rina de Villa.
While in Bardonia, NY, he volunteered at the soup kitchen at St. Ann’s parish in Nyack, NY, as well as volunteered as a driver of the St. Anthony Church’s van on Sundays, picking up senior citizens for Sunday Mass who occasionally he invited for breakfast at McDonalds.
Virgilio attended classes at the Culinary Institute of America and had a passion for experimenting in different ethnic cuisine. An Irish friend once said Virgilio made the best Irish corned beef she’s ever had! His homemade langoniza, a Philippine sausage, was a particular favorite of his extended family. Cooking for his friends and family was one of his greatest pleasures!
Visitation will be held at Wm .G. Miller & Son FH, Inc., 371 Hooker Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY on Sunday Jan.7, 2018, at 2 to 7 PM. Funeral Service will be held at St. Martin de Porres Church in Poughkeepsie, NY on Monday, January 8, 2018 at 10:00 AM. Inurnment will be at the convenience of the family. If you wish to send an online condolence or need directions please visit our website at www.wmgmillerfuneralhome.com