Carmen P. Tolentino

January 7, 1928- November 30, 2022

Carmen P. Tolentino

Mother’s hold their children’s hands for a while,

but their hearts forever.


The Celebration of Life for Carmen P. Tolentino


On Wednesday, November 30, 2022, Our Blessed Lord called Carmen home to rest. She was 94 years old.

Carmen was born on the 7th day of January 1928 in Samal, Bataan. She was the oldest of 4 children of parents Joaquin Poblete and Candelaria Carabeo. She is survived by her younger brother Joaquin Poblete Jr.

Carmen was preceded in death by her husband, Florentino F. Tolentino and her 4th child Chona T. DeVaney.

Her passing is mourned by her surviving 6 children:

Her 1st child Thelma: Oggie Mercado (Deceased) and her grandchildren Abigail (Ulysses Espadero and great grandchildren Jules & Caitlyn), Paulyn, Gladilyn (Ivy), Jay-ar (Chali and great-grandson Crox), Guccie (Curtis) and Angelyn.

Her 2nd child Eduardo: Armi Edna and grandchildren Amy Candace (Alek Bermundo and great grandson Zander), Bodie and Doyle (Judy and great grandchildren Caitlin and Enzo).

Her 3rd child Teresita: Nicholas Stanley and grandson Karl (Kamari and great grandchildren Carter Nicholas and Bailey Roe).

Her granddaughter Kara Hughes (great grand-daughter Leilani) from her deceased 4th child Chona.

Her 5th child Romel: Vangie and granddaughter Farah Ingrid (great grand-daughter Nicole); Edna and grandchildren Anastassia and Ryan.

Her 6th child Josephine.

Her 7th child Cecilia: Jojo Esquivias and grandchildren Judith, Jessica (John David Erguiza and great grandchildren Nate and Elie), Jacob and Julien.

Carmen known as Emie, Nanay or Nanay Emie was loved by many and known for her smile, generosity, kindness, charisma, compassion, and her faith. Her long career included being a Secretary at Camp Aguinaldo and at RMK in Saigon. She also did Buy & Sell, having owned a stall at Munoz Market. She tried almost every venture to earn money to help her husband raise 7 children and to build their dream house in Tandang Sora, Quezon City. She loved to work for she believes that there is “no job is big or small only thinking makes it so.” When she migrated to United States she worked at McDonald’s and later became a care giver.

She was a devoted wife to her husband and loving mother to her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Ever prayerful, humble she lived simply and honestly. She was a friend, aunt, mother, grandmother and great grandmother to all and will be terribly missed by all.



Funeral service will be held on January 7, 2023 (Saturday),

at the Chapel at St. Mary Cemetery & Funeral Center located at

6509 Fruitridge Road, Sacramento, CA 95820


12:00 – 12:30 pm             Private Viewing for the family

12:30 – 1:30 pm                Public Viewing

1:30 – 2:00 pm                  Rosary

2:00 – 3:00 pm                  Mass


*Mask will be in your discretion and social distancing will be encouraged. For those who cannot attend, a link for a virtual livestream of the service is on this page.

*In lieu of flowers, mass intentions and donations will be greatly appreciated which will help us honor the loss properly.