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Cecilia Hernandes

July 30, 1952 ~ February 11, 2021 (age 68)

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Cecilia Hernandes was born on July 30, 1952, in Taos, New Mexico. She has now been a resident of Rancho Cucamonga for 52 years. She was a daughter to Joe and Corina Esquibel from Taos, New Mexico, as well as a sister to 13 siblings. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Upland, for 52 years. She is now with her beloved husband Juan Francisco Sr. in heaven. She is survived by her two children Jennifer Sampognaro of Rancho Cucamonga and Frank Hernandez of Columbia Falls, Montana, and her daughter-in-law Mandi Hernandez son-in-law Michael Sampognaro. Her presence lives on through her grandchildren, Isabella Sampognaro, Marley Sampognaro, River Hernandez, Tierra Lozon, and her granddog Dixie who were her pride and joy in life. She graduated early from Upland High School due to high honor academics. She then continued her studies at Chaffey College and graduated from the University of Oregon. She worked as a social worker through the County of San Bernardino for 20 years, then retired in January 1999. After retirement, she volunteered at His Hands through the St.Joseph Church Community. She also worked as a self-employed rehabilitator for dementia patients and the elderly for 16 years after retirement. She enjoyed being with her children, grandchildren and spending time with her family and friends. She also enjoyed watching her laker games, loved her player Anthony Davis number 3, and loved watching jeopardy. She lived her life through her Catholic faith and prayed for every soul. She was a one in a million amazing Mother, Grandmother, Nina, Tía, and friend. She loved each and every one of you. Family and friends can light a candle as a loving gesture for their loved ones. Leave a sympathy message to the family in the guestbook on this memorial page of Cecilia Hernandes to show support. Cecilia Hernandes was a huge believer in helping others. If you would like to donate to her causes, please donate to His Hands through St.Joseph Church, FeedTheChildren.org, Act.all.org, and 
St.Jude.org. “Not all of us can do great things, we can do small things with great love”- Mother Teresa.  

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Funeral Mass
March 2, 2021

1:00 PM
Saint Joseph's Catholic Church
877 North Campus Avenue
Upland, CA 91786

Interment following funeral service
March 2, 2021

Bellevue Memorial Park
1240 West "G" Street
Ontario, CA 91762

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