Zenaida Floresca Rosete

Mar 15, 1948 – Jan 20, 2015

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Obituary

Zenaida "Nini" Floresca Rosete passed away on January 20, 2015, in Seattle, at the age of 66.

Born on March 15, 1948, in Tondo, Manila, Philippines, Nini immigrated to the United States as a young teenager to join her mother, Emma, and adoptive father, Leandro Floresca. She quickly adapted to her new home in Seattle's diverse Central District in the early 1960s. Nini graduated from Garfield High School and attended Seattle Central Community College where she studied in the School of Apparel and Design and Development. In 1968, she married and moved to south Seattle's Rainier Beach neighborhood, where she raised her three children.

Nini was a hard worker with a loyal, fierce spirit, who made many sacrifices for her family, often working two jobs at a time. Her career experiences included serving as Manager of her family-owned Orient-Pacific Travel agency, Sales Representative for Macy’s Fine Jewelry, and finally, as a Certified Nursing Assistant for both the Food Service and Home Health Care units of Swedish Medical Center. Nini was a proud member of the Service Employees International Union (Local 775 and 1199), where she helped many of her fellow union members to become aware of their rights and benefits. After she retired in 2012, she helped raise her three grandchildren as a resident of Renton, Washington.

Nini loved to travel, sew, and cook. She will always be remembered for her generous fashion sense and as one of her family's talented creators of traditional Filipino dishes and desserts.

Nini was preceded in death by her mother, Emma Lawsin; father, Leandro Floresca; and stepfather, Vincent A. Lawsin. She is survived by her three sons: Marvin, Thomas, Jason (and Leilani Diaz) Rosete; three grandsons: Teriel, Jaden, and Kai; four siblings: Carmelita (and Jerry Maurice) Bridges, Vincent Lawsin (and Joseph Mahony), Emily Lawsin (and Scott Kurashige), and Ramon Lawsin; three nephews: Leandro, Isaiah, and Maxwell; and two nieces, Tula and Korido; plus numerous relatives from the Español, Porcincula, and Ordonia clans.

 

Memorial services will be held as follows, all at Bonney-Watson in SeaTac: Washington Memorial Funeral Home: 16445 International Boulevard, SeaTac, WA 98188:

 

Friday, January 30, 2015: Viewing from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM, Rosary at 7PM.

Saturday, January 31, 2015: Viewing from 12 Noon – 1:00 PM, and Funeral Prayer Service at 1:00 PM, followed by Entombment at Washington Memorial Park.

Guestbook

Terry Bautista
Oakland, CA
Jan 20, 2016

May Nini's memories comfort your family. Deep condolences. Very sorry for your loss. She is smiling down upon you.

Quebec and Scott Families
Brentwood , CA
Feb 2, 2015

Our families share in the grief of your loss and send prayers and our condolences. Our parents knew each other well and visited your home many times when we were young. Ate Nini reminded me so much of Auntie Emma and always so feisty! I loved it :) We pray that God's peace that passes all our understanding comforts you all during this time.

With our love,

Uncle Pepe Quebec

Auntie Rose Quebec

Sharron (Scott) and Ryan Quebec

Frank and Felicita Irigon
Newcastle, WA
Feb 1, 2015

We're very sorry to have missed your funeral, and not have kept in touch since we left the FYA Drill Team. However, we have very fond memories of you as a FYA Drill Team volunteer and the love and caring you gave to the team. May you rest in peace. Love, Frank and Felicita

Amber York
Ferndale, MI
Jan 31, 2015

I loved being able to meet and learn from Nini here in Detroit. All my love and comfort goes to all Nini's family.

Tawana Petty
Detroit, MI
Jan 31, 2015

Dearest Emily,

I am truly sorry for the loss of your beautiful sister Zenaida. I pray strength, comfort and fond memories for you and your family. May the Ancestors welcome her with open arms.

Love,

Tawana

David Della
Seattle, WA
Jan 31, 2015

Please accept our sincere condolences to Floresca and Rosete families on the passing of Zenaida "Nini" Floresca Rosete. Her life's accomplishments and love of family is something that will be missed and always remembered.

David Della and Odette Polintan

Bubba & Marlene TAYLOR
Federal Way, wa
Jan 31, 2015

Remembering Nini and our friendship going back to when she arrived in Seattle. Will remember her happy spirit forever. May she rest in peace. Our love to all of you. Bubba & Marlene

Karen Pennrich
Santa Rosa, Ca
Jan 31, 2015

Please accept our deepest condolences for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time.

Noel & Mary Ann Rosete Omega
Los Angeles, CA
Jan 30, 2015

Dear Allen and family,

It is with great sadness to hear the passing of Auntie Nini. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. May you find peace and comfort at this time. We would like to extend our deepest sympathy to you and your family.

"Eternal rest grant unto the soul of Zenaida "Nini" Floresca Rosete, Lord, let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace. Amen."

Noel & Mary Ann Rosete Omega
Los Angeles, CA
Jan 30, 2015

Dear Allen and family,

It is with great sadness to hear the passing of Auntie Nini. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. May you find peace and comfort at this time. We would like to extend our deepest sympathy to you and your family.

"Eternal rest grant unto the soul of Zenaida "Nini" Floresca Rosete, Lord, let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace. Amen."

Nancy Winch
Sammamish, Wa
Jan 29, 2015

Will always remember Nini's quick wit and love of family - gone from this earth too soon.

Evelyn K. Hunter
Seattle, WA
Jan 27, 2015

I am at a lost for words, Zenaida was such a fun and loving person, always having a position word to share. Zenaida and I went to elementary, junior high and Garfield High. She was fashionable in school that carried over to adulthood. We then reconnected at Macy's selling Fine Jewelry. I remember her always sporting the lasts Coach Watch. Just when we reach our golden years, she starts her rest until Judgment Day, Rest my friend, and may we meet again.

Cornell Thompson
King George, VA
Jan 27, 2015

Carmelita,

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I pray that God bestow your family with faith and conviction that your sister is resting in peace.

Marie Perry
Washington, dc
Jan 27, 2015

Carmelita,

My condolences to you and your family. No words can express the sorrow you are going through right now. I pray that GOD gives you the comfort and strength to endure the lost of your sister. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

Sarah Jackson
Washington, DC
Jan 27, 2015

You have my condolences. You and your family are in my prayers.

Robin Lewis
Mount Rainier, MD
Jan 27, 2015

Carmelita,

I send my prayers and words of comfort to you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss. Whatever you need, please let me know.

Lorraine Hale
Bremerton, Wa
Jan 26, 2015

I was I could've spent more time with Mini. She will be missed by all who had the good fortune to meet her.

Eileen Uson-Wilson
Auburn , WA
Jan 26, 2015

Every time I saw your big beautiful smile always came with a big hug. Say help to all out family in heaven, Heaven gained another angel to look out for us! Love you!

Rose Suetsugu Olds
Washington, DC
Jan 26, 2015

I will forever remember your jovial smile, cheerful laugh and the strength in your presence when you entered a room. Thank you for many fun memories. May you rest in peace Nini.

vVickie R Porcincula
Federal Way, Wa
Jan 26, 2015

You will always be remembered for your generosity, smiles,

your cooking, and most of all your love for the family.

Rest in Paradise, Ate Nini !!!

Manny Navarro
Shoreline, WA
Jan 24, 2015

Condolences to the family.

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