February 13, 1962 - October 09, 2021


Jocelyn Samaniego Layon

Jocelyn Samaniego Layon was born in Bataan, Philippines on February 13, 1962. She graduated from the University of Manila with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering. In 1994, she migrated to the United States to be with her family.


Jocelyn passed away peacefully on the evening of October 9, 2021 at her home in San Leandro, California, surrounded by her family. She joins her parents Modesto and Aurea, and nephew Julian in heaven. She is survived by her siblings and in-laws- Jovie-Arnel, Jun-Rachelle, Jean-Jun, Angie-Raymond and Louie-Cathy, her nephews and nieces-Janah, Arlene, AJ, Jaurein, MJ, Peter, Michael, Sara, Ryan and Chloe. She also leaves behind her grand niece and nephews-Abigail, Addison and Avery.


As a daughter, Jocelyn was the greatest example of filial piety. After she graduated from college, she moved back home with her parents and followed the footsteps of her father, working at the naval base. Later on in life, she gave up her career to take care of both of her parents and became their primary caregiver.


As a sister, she was generous and loving person. She was the glue that kept them connected. She would never miss an opportunity to call, text, or FaceTime to check up on everyone. Jocelyn always remembered every birthday, every anniversary, every occasion, and never missed an opportunity to shower her loved ones with gifts and homemade cards.


As an aunt, she was like a second mother. She took care of Sara, Julian and Ryan as kids and went on to take care of Abigail and Addison. She loved her nieces and nephews very much and treated them like her own children.


As a friend, Jocelyn was loyal and caring. She made friends easily wherever she lived or worked, and made it a point to always keep in touch or visit when she was in town. She could pick up right where she last left off with any of her friends, no matter how log it had been since she’d seen them.


Our beloved Mado is the greatest example of selfless love. She devoted her life to taking care of her family and loved to be with her loved ones. Whenever you were with her, she would make you feel so loved. We will never forget her strength, kindness and warmth.


We appreciate you very much, Mado. We love you and we will miss you.


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