Estela Gudio Bacalian

December 15, 1927 ~ March 20, 2022 (age 94)


Estela Gudio Bacalian, joined Our Lord and Creator on March 20, 2022.
Estela G. Bacalian was born to the late Felix and Purificacion Gudio, in Banate, Iloilo,
Philippines on December 15, 1927. She was 94 years old. She was a devout faithful Catholic, a
president and Member of the Catholic Women’s League. As described by a long time friend; “She
was a very prayerful woman, compassionate, loving & caring; a kind hearted lady who was full of
wisdom. A thoughtful friend she was, who never forgets to send greetings/wishes on special
occasions…birthdays, Christmas & anniversaries. She loved writing letters which was one of her
passions. She always kept in touch with friends & families even though they are miles apart.”

Estela was blessed with a large and loving family. She was the eldest of 6 siblings. She was
joined in Holy Matrimony to Vicente Baxinela Bacalian and were blessed with 4 children—Estela
Rose Villarete, Vicente Felix Bacalian, Cecille Barrett, Steven Gudio Bacalian. Estela is survived by
her sister Purisima Gudio Libo-on, all her 4 children, 10 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

Estela was an Educator at heart. She was very kind, softly spoken, with a ready smile even with
strangers. She was a Home Economics Teacher and Retired as an Elementary School Principal.
She loved to write and had chronicled her life story from 1931 to 2014, a legacy she thought
would help her grandchildren and great grandchildren learn who she was as a person. She will be
dearly missed by her family, friends and all those who she mentored and knew her.

The Visitation and Service of remembrance will be held at St Anthony’s Catholic Church, 820
Marcum Rd. Lakeland, FL 33809 on March 30, 2022 from 10:00AM, then the Funeral Mass at
11:00 AM. Interment/burial rites At Lakeland Memorial Gardens. A Celebration of Life Reception
will be held at Carillon Lakes Clubhouse, 3901 Carillon Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33811

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March 30, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Anthony Catholic Church
820 Marcum Rd.
Lakeland, FL 33809

Mass of Christian Burial
March 30, 2022

11:00 AM
St. Anthony Catholic Church
820 Marcum Rd.
Lakeland, FL 33809


Lakeland Memorial Gardens
2125 South Bartow Road
Lakeland, FL 33801

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