Elisa Joson Posted: 2021-04-17 09:20:12

Elisa Joson


Elisa Sorreta Joson, 93, of Huntley, died peacefully in her home on Friday, April 16, 2021.
Elisa was born on November 15, 1927 to parents Pedro and Carmen (nee Chavez) Sorreta. Born in Virac, Catanduanes of the Philippines , she witnessed incredible changes to her world, having served and fought in WWII as part of the Philippine Liberation Battalion against occupying Japanese troops.
In Virac, she met her loving husband David Joson, where they enjoyed 70 years of marriage.
Elisa lived a full life as a wonderful mother, homemaker and a history teacher. Her beautiful smile brought joy to those who got to know and love her.
She loved cooking for family and friends, was highly educated and an author of a novel. Among her many talents, interests and hobbies was her love for reading and writing, She enjoyed drawing creating wonderful sketches and had a passion for gardening.
She was dedicated and motivated by her love for her Family, she taught them strong values that will be passed down through the generations. Her family is deeply inspired by the power of her courage, compassion and love.
She will be dearly missed and forever in our hearts and minds.

Elisa is survived by her husband, David Joson, Sr., her children, Ramon (Amy) Joson, David (Susan) Joson, Jr., Erlinda (Sixto) Landig, Rafael (Grace) Joson, Elizabeth (Roylan) Perez, Martin (Maria) Joson, and Emmanuel Joson, 14 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and her siblings, Jose Sorreta, Azucena (Rogelio) Guy, and Cirila (Ernesto) Traquena.
She was preceded in death by her brothers, Cenon (Lucy) Sorreta, Vicente Sorreta, and her sister-in-law, Filomena Sorreta.

Visitation will be Wednesday, April 21, 2021 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at DeFiore Funeral Home, 10763 Dundee Road, Huntley, and a Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, 10307 Dundee Road, Huntley. Entombment at St. Adalbert Cemetery, 6800 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Niles to follow Funeral Mass.

The funeral mass will be streamed live on the DeFiore Funeral Home Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/defiorefuneral/

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Jose, Rosemarie, Kyle and Mitchell Sorreta 2021-04-17 10:55:26

May Auntie Lisa rest in peace. Her smile and warmth will surely be missed. Thinking of you all in theses difficult times. Our deepest condolences.

Richard Guy 2021-04-18 11:05:16

Here is a little way for me to say, I’m so sorry for your loss. I will always remember Auntie Lisa and the smiles she brought to my face. My deepest of condolences.

Jun and Gail Sorreta 2021-04-18 13:33:41

Dear Auntie Lisa, We will miss your spunk (kalog), fierce loyalty, unwavering belief in the Truth, sense of humor, your laughing eyes, and your warm smile. We love you! Uncle David and family, we're sorry for your loss. We're keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

Cely, Ernie, Michele, Joe, Miles and Jake 2021-04-19 12:47:40

Dearest Ca Lisa, It is with deep grief and sadness that we cannot even come and be with you and Manoy Bid and all loved ones and bid our loving last goodbye. Farewell, our Beloved Sister, and many many thanks for your love and the wonderful memories that we will keep dearly in our saddened hearts. Most of all, I (Cely) am forever grateful for the unwavering care and attention you have given me. Mabalos na gulpi sa saimong pag ataman and pag tabang sa sakuya ever since I was born, after we lost Papa when I was just 3 days old. It was a monumental task for you and Mama to raise us all. Whoever and whatever I became, and I know you have been very proud of me, it is all thanks to you. Mabalos, Mabalos na gulpi from the bottom of my heart !!! I will miss you so much, my guiding light !! I love you, I love you, I love you...... Rest in peace in the company and loving arms of Mama, Papa, Kuya Nenon, Manoy Ente and with the Eternal Grace of our Lord Jesus. We love you and we will miss you so much !! You will always be in our prayers.

Paulo, Niña and Zakaiah Landig 2021-04-19 16:46:22

We will miss you grandma.. We love you so much and you will forever be in our hearts. I will always remember your stories and your laughter. I dearly miss you grandma.. so much..

William Vargas Sorreta 2021-04-20 01:58:08

Our deepest sympathy to the family.

Julius and Maita Perez 2021-04-20 22:30:53

We will miss Auntie's caring and loving nature. Her memory will live on forever. Sending healing powers and comforting hugs to Uncle David and family. May Auntie rest in eternal peace.

Ding Panesa 2021-04-21 00:19:34

The soul of +ELISA will be remembered in my Holy Masses these days. My sincere condolences to Tio David, Martin and Ebing and the whole family.

BELLA FRANCISCO-GARCIA 2021-04-21 03:55:46

ETERNAL REST GRANT UNTO ELISA O LORD... May perpetual light shine upon her... Amen. C ONDOLENCE to the family your great loss of a mother, and lola, And for us -- as our teacher in CNHS in 1st year high school in 1965 until in 1968

Antonio Guy 2021-04-21 14:48:24

With heavy heart I will not be able to attend in person. It is never an easy time whenever we lose someone. But nowadays it is specially challenging. I will miss her smile and kindness. She is truly a gentle soul. Please accept my humble condolences. I am so sorry for your loss. Our prayers to the families left behind. Our prayers to Uncle David. Awesome Auntie we will miss you.- Tammy

Salina and Raed Mansour 2021-04-21 17:05:38

Dear Manny and Family, We are so sorry for your loss. Please know we are thinking of you and sending love and support your way.

Fema Arcilla, L.A,CA 2021-04-22 04:20:56

Our heartfelt condolences & prayers for Ca Lisa & the rest of the family.God bless!

dave joson 2021-04-22 10:06:53

I will miss you so much lola, fare well lola

CATANDUANES HIGH SCHOOL (CHS) CLASS 1960 2021-04-22 10:15:47

Farewell our Beloved History Teacher, Ma’am Elisa S. joson! May you rest in Eternal Peace. Offering our sincere condolences and prayers to the Family.

Michele (Traquena) MIlitante-Neylan, Joe, Miles & Jake 2021-04-22 10:38:20

Dearest Auntie & Joson family in Chicago, it is with heavy heart that I cannot be with you today to grieve together. I miss everyone so much. I will always remember the good times (and good food!) we've shared. I can still taste Auntie's egg rolls (my favorite!). Sending peace & prayers to you all, may Auntie rest in peace, for now and always. My deepest heartfuelt condolences.


FINAL GOODBYE TO CACA LISA JOSON, IN REMEMBRANCE: ..And, to your surviving husband Manoy Bid, and family’s loss, is also our loss. Your sunny smiles and warm spirit of hospitality, we were welcomingly made part of on family’s occasions a while back, endearingly deserves love and unforgotten praises always, while also your one-of-a kind, noted best “pork-Humba”, totally un-replicatable, all, pleasantly remembered and sorely missed. While our prayers and daily holy mass offering for your eternal repose in the Lord will continue, we do share forth the sorrow of your dearly beloved, bereaved family members and siblings for God's healing.. at this very difficult time. AMEN!

Ed & Let Sotre 2021-04-23 18:29:24

We will miss the warmth of your smile. We love you.

Ed & Let Sotreta 2021-04-23 18:31:41

We will miss the warmth of your smile. We love you.

Ed & Let Sorreta 2021-04-23 18:34:11

We will miss the warmth of your smile. We love you.