Life Story: Asuncion ‘Ciony’ Yip, 80, Native Of Philippines

Asuncion “Ciony” Yip, 80 passed away Dec. 12.

Mrs. Yip was born in the Philippines to the late Roque and Dominga Rosario. In the Philippines, Asuncion attended the Philippine Women’s University in 1956. She came to the United States in 1960 to continue her education at Oklahoma State University. She went on to earn her master’s degree in Nutrition from Columbia University in NYC.

Mrs. Yip was a Dietitian at Colombia Presbyterian Hospital up until the birth of her first child. She raised her family in Teaneck and lived there for 40 years until she and her husband settled in Somerset in 2005.

Asuncion was a parishioner at St. Joseph’s Church in Hillsborough.

Mrs. Yip enjoyed cooking for her family and always offered to lend a helping hand whenever anyone was in need. Mostly, she loved to spend time with her family at any opportunity and cherished every moment with her sons and grandchildren. She was a loving mother, an adoring grandmother, a caring Aunt and a loyal friend; she will be missed by many.

Predeceased by her brother, Manny, she is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Kenneth Yip; her sons, Ted and his wife Alicia of Glastonbury, Ct. and Mike and his wife Krystal of Bloomfield; her brother, Jaime and his wife Cora of Del.; her five grandchildren, Jason, Sydney, Amelia, Hannah and Ian, and many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may visit on Dec. 16 from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Gleason Funeral Home, 1360 Hamilton Street.


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