July 23, 1925 - November 18, 2023


Bienvenida B. Ballesteros

Bienvenida (well known as "Mama B"), a life-long resident of Hayward, CA, was called to be with the Lord on November 18, 2023 at the age of 98. She was surrounded by her family at the time of her passing.

Bienvenida is survived by her daughter, Ofelia R. Fernando and predeceased by her other daughter, Thelma R. Azurin, 3 sisters; Dorotea, Mercedes; Purificacion and 2 brothers; Agapito and Emilio. She leaves behind 5 grandchildren; Nerissa (Drew), Lee, Shonya (Derek), Eric and Ryan; 4 great-grandchildren; Alexis, Brandon, Jacob and Sydney as well as 3 great-great-grandchildren; Benjamin, Jonathan and Keaton and many nieces and nephews.

Bienvenida was born in the Philippines on July 23, 1925 and moved to Hawaii in 1959. She worked as a retail sales supervisor at Woolworths and retired at the age of 68. She was a loving mom, grandmother, great grandmother, great-great grandmother, aunt and friend. Mama B was a world traveler, enjoyed singing, dancing and most of all drinking her red wine from a coffee mug. She had the most beautiful smile that lit up the room and loved giving compliments to everyone she met. Mama B will be deeply missed by her family and friends that knew her.

Visitation is from 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 6, 2023 at Holy Sepulchre, 26320 Mission Blvd., Hayward, CA 94545. Celebration of Life service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, December 7, 2023, St. Joachim Catholic Church, 21250 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward, CA 94545.

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