Life Story: Dr. Proceso Villarica, 95; St. Matthias Parishioner

Dr. Proceso Villarica passed away on March 28 at St. Peter’s University Hospital in New Brunswick. He was 95 years old.

Dr. Villarica was born in the Philippines. He was educated at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. He practiced as a pediatric surgeon before coming to the United States with his family. He then worked at Montefiore Medical Center in New York before opening his own private practice in Long Island focusing on Rehabilitation Medicine.

He was a parishioner of St. Matthias Church in Somerset and a member of the BLD, Bukas Loob sa Diyos, prayer group. He traveled annually to the Philippines to volunteer as a medical missionary serving the poor rural areas.

Dr. Villarica was predeceased by his brother Amado Villarica and first wife Teofista Villarica.

He is survived by his wife Luzminda and his children Dr. Caesar Villarica and wife Priscila, Ferdinand Villarica and wife Glynis, Maribeth Asuncion, Carmen Villarica, and Minnie Dizon and her husband Carlo. He is also survived by his siblings Cely Lanuza and Florian Ochotorena, his grandchildren Czarina, Frederick, Katie, Angela, Mike, Nicole, Julia, Marc, Arlo, Bailey and Riley, and great grandchildren Kiley, Emma, Garen, PJ, Troy and Juliana.

Your Thoughts


Please Support Independent Journalism In Franklin Township!

No other media outlet covering Franklin Township brings you the depth of information presented by the Franklin Reporter & Advocate. Period. We are the only truly independent media serving the Eight Villages.

But we can only do that with your support. Please consider a yearly subscription to our online news site; at $37 a year, it’s one of the best investments you can make in our community.

To subscribe, please click here.

Other News From The Eight Villages …