Juanita " Nita" Sesbreno

December 27, 1933 ~ December 10, 2020 (age 86)


Juanita “Nita” Sesbreno, 86, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 10, with her loving family by her side.

Juanita, also affectionately known as “Mana”, was born Dec. 27, 1933 in Escalante, Negros, Occidental, Philippines.  She was a proud American citizen and enjoyed getting dressed (up?) to attend mass every Sunday at St. Charles Church in Boardman, OH where she was a member.  She also belonged to F.A.O.N.E.O., Filipino American Organization of Northeast Ohio.

Mana could make anything grow and flourish under her green thumb.  She was an excellent cook and was known for her especially delicious pistachio cake.  Her greatest joy in life was spending time with her family whom she adored, and they returned their love for her ten-fold.   

She leaves to cherish her memory, her daughters Emma (Bebot) Ypil, Wendy Perez, Gloria (Jerry) Cabasag, brother Esperidion Canezares, grandchildren Heljehanne Perez. Nikki Brind Ypil, Shari Yvonne Ypil, Yvonne Grace Perez, Jherianne May Cabasag, Jericho Joseph Cabasag, Jeremae April Cabasag, John Joseph Perez and Isabella Davis, great grandchildren John Robert Perez, Ethan Perez, Mikkael Perez, Fenj Yuan Suquillo and Mat Mat Cabasag, and special friends, Angelo DeJoseph and John Mazei.

Along with her parents, Mana was preceded in death by her husbands, Joe Perez and Gregorio Sesbreno and a son, Elberto “DoDong” Perez.

A memorial mass will be held Saturday December 19, 2020 at 10:00 AM. celebrated by Rev. Ryan Furlong at St. Charles Church.

Material tributes can be made in Jaunita’s memory to St. Charles Church, 7345 Westview Drive, Boardman, OH  44512.

Due to our current health crisis COVID-19 we are asking everyone to please wear a face mask and to please maintain all social-distancing guidelines mandated by our Governor (6-foot apart and not to linger) Thank you.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Edward J. Fox & Sons Funeral Home 4700 Market St. Boardman, Ohio.

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Mass of Christian Burial
December 19, 2020

10:00 AM
St. Charles Church

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