SACKETS HARBOR, NY — Aurora Yolanda Montecillo Plaza, 82, of Cebu, Philippines, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 7, 2022, in Syracuse, NY.
A funeral Mass will be said 10 a.m. Monday, April 11, 2022, at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, Watertown, NY. Calling hours will be 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 10, 2022, at Reed and Benoit Funeral Home, Watertown, NY.
Yolanda is survived by her husband Rolando Plaza, children Perseus (Janice) Plaza, Florence Arnold, Paulette (Carmen) Giocondo, grandchildren Perseus Joseph Plaza, Kristen Yulem Plaza, Yolanda Beatrice Plaza, Jason Rolando Arnold, Erika Yolanda Arnold and James Anthony Arnold; brothers Victorino Montecillo, Constancio Montecillo Jr, and Felix Montecillo, sister Odeluna Trocio as well as many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by son Rolando Plaza, Jr and sister Altina Ocampo.
Yolanda was born in Tuburan, Cebu, Philippines, on Dec. 15, 1939, daughter to Constancio Montecillo and Florentina Uy.
She married Rolando on June 2, 1963. They spent 58 years of married life together and had four children.
Yolanda was a chemical engineer by profession and completed a doctorate in education in 1992. efore her retirement in 1998, she served as director of the College of Engineering, Cebu Technological University.
Yolanda was a loyal wife, protective mother, and prayerful soul. She was generous with her nephews and nieces and helped many of her students complete their degrees with financial assistance and encouragement.
Yolanda will be greatly missed.
Arrangements are with Reed & Benoit Funeral Home, Watertown.