203. Don Sulpicio ROCO
was born on 15 April 1912 in Barrio Pagao, Bombon, Camarines Sur. He died on 25 July 1984 at the age of 72 in UST Hospital, Manila. Don Sulpicio died of a complication of nephritis, hypertension, etc. in the company of his family. He was buried on 30 July 1984 in Penafrancia Basilica. Sulpicio was a Farmer in Camarines Sur. Picio, as Don Sulpicio was called, was a farmer throughout his life. At one point, he used to manage the haciendas of the Prietos and the Abellas in Camarines Sur.
Don Sulpicio ROCO and Mrs. Rosario SAGARBARRIA were married on 18 March 1939 in Naga Cathedral. Picio and Nena were married at the Naga Cathedral with Fr. Ochoa officiating with Dona Inocencia Soler and Jose Ojeda-Cuarto as godparents.
Mrs. Rosario SAGARBARRIA, daughter of Ramon SAGARBARRIA and Feliciana NALE ORLANDA,
was born on 7 December 1916 in Cabusao, Camarines Sur. Between 1937 and 1939 she was a School Teacher in Cabusao, Camarines Sur. Nena, as Rosario is called, was a schoolteacher prior to her marriage to Sulpicio. This was before the Second World War. She lived in 636 Barlin St., Naga City.
Nena presently resides in the old Roco house at the corner of Sta. Cruz and Barlin Streets in front of the Naga Cathedral in Naga City.
Don Sulpicio ROCO and Mrs. Rosario SAGARBARRIA had the following children:
|Mrs. Josefina ROCO.|
|Senator Raul Antonio ROCO.|
|Sor Maria Carmen Rosario ROCO was born on 17 May 1943 in Naga City. She was baptized on 29 June 1944 in Penafrancia Church, Naga City. She was educated between 1951 and 1964 in Universidad de Sta. Isabel, Naga City. Ninggay, as Rosario was called, studied almost entirely at the Colegio de Sta. Isabel, from kinder to college. Maria was ordained. Rosario joined the Daughters of Charity after graduating from Colegio de Sta. Isabel of Naga City. She later became a missionary to the Congo, now called Zaire. She is now assigned to Thailand. She speaks French and Spanish.|
|Attorney Ramon Mateo ROCO.|
|Mr. Jose Sulpicio Jr. ROCO.|
|Mr. Facundo Jesus ROCO.|
|Mrs. Maria Cristina ROCO.|
|Nurse Estefania Ana ROCO
was born on 13 October 1956 in Naga City. She was educated between 1962 and 1972 in Universidad de Sta. Isabel, Naga City. Steffy, as Estefania was called, took her elementary and high school education at the Colegio de Santa Isabel. She is also known as Stephany.|
|Miss Maria Lourdes ROCO was born on 24 February 1959 in Naga City. She was educated between 1965 and 1975 in Universidad de Sta. Isabel, Naga City. Bajinggang, as Maria Lourdes was called, studied elementary and high school at the Colegio de Sta. Isabel. She was educated between 1975 and 1979 in University of the Philippines. Bajinggang took up Statiistics at the University of the Philippines. Maria was ill with Lupus Erythemathosus between 1979 and 1983 in Penafrancia Church, Naga City. In the last quarter of 1979, Bajing went into a 3-month coma following an attack of lupus. She recovered and survived for four more years. She died on 23 October 1983 at the age of 24 in UST Hospital, Manila. Bajinggang, as Maria Lourdes was called, died of complications from the systemic disease called lupus erythematosus at the UST Hospital in Manila where she was earlier confined for a cold. She had been ill for four years and had been taking steroids to control the effects of LE. She was buried on 30 October 1983 in Naga City. Bajinggang lay in state at the Roco family residence iat 636 Barlin Street in Naga City until she was buried after a concelebrated mass at the Penafrancia Basilica attended by relatives and friends of the family.|
|Miss Maria Concepcion ROCO
was born on 6 December 1960 in Naga City. Manay Connie, as Maria Concepcion is affectionately called, was born with Downs Syndrome.|
Manay Connie, as Concepcion is called, was born with Downs Syndrome.