Constancia Locquiao “Conching” Valencia, 81, talented seamstress

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Constancia Locquiao "Conching" Valencia
Constancia Locquiao “Conching” Valencia

Constancia Locquiao “Conching” Valencia, 81, passed away Friday, Feb. 10, 2017.

Born Sept. 19, 1935, in Urdaneta City, Pangasinan, Philippines, she was preceded in death by her parents, Paulino Raymundo Valencia and Romana Abalos Locquiao; and sister, Lydia Valencia Balbiran.

Conching was a devoted Catholic, who attended regular services at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church. She was a seamstress who ran her own parlor in the Philippines before she migrated to the United States. She also worked at many seamstress and alteration shops in Virginia Beach.

Constancia is survived by her sisters, Bing, and her husband, Amor Pareja, Cristy, and her husband, Eddie Arellano, Rose, and her husband, Fernando Perez, and Paz, and her husband, Leonardo Calaunan; brothers, Alex, and his wife, Hazel Castillo Abante, Gino, and his wife, Fe De Vera, and Leo, and his wife, Gina Adiong; nieces, Christy, and her husband, Chuck Chenault, Darlene, and her husband, Manny Wilson, Leslie, and her husband, Danny Hoyos, and Jennifer, Alexis and Alyssa Valencia; nephews, Dave, and his wife, Jill, Lee, and his wife, Brittany, Kenneth, and his wife, Bridget, and Paul Jeff, Alex Matthew and Adrian Paris Valencia; and grandchildren, Chelsea, Camren, Chuckie, Collins, Roman, Xaia, Tristan, Lea Mae, Keanu, Kayla and Aubrey Rose.

“Mama,” as her nieces, nephews and grandchildren called her, was a wonderful, kind and loving aunt who will be missed tremendously by her friends and relatives, and most of all, by her family.

The family will receive friends and relatives from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, and Friday, Feb. 17, at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel, 1485 Kempsville Road, Virginia Beach. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Colonial Grove Memorial Park.

Condolences may be offered to the family at www.hollomon-brown.com.