Belen De San Andres Valencia, 81 years old, died on August 4, 2021. She was born on January 31, 1940 in Sampaloc, Quezon, Philippines, the daughter of Eugenio and Asuncion De San Andres and younger sister of Cesar De San Andres of Toms River, NJ.
Belen graduated from Luzonian College, class of 1963 with Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. She worked with the Philippines' Commission on Elections and retired as an Election Registrar in Sampaloc, Quezon, Philippines.
She was married to Ramon C. Valencia and they settled in Lucena City, Philippines. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 2013 before Ramon passed away in 2015.
She was survived by her children: Irene and her husband Gerry, Emma and Al, Edwin and his wife Noemi, Mabel and her husband Alfred, Haydn and her husband Toti, Marlon and his wife Divine, and 11 grandchildren: Gervin, Eugene, RG, Andre, Kayla, JR, Johanna, Joseph, Dilon, Marla, and Eliana.
Funeral from the Galante Funeral Home 2800 Morris Ave. in Union on Saturday.
Funeral Mass at St. Raphael Church in Livingston at 10 AM, followed by a committal service at Rosedale Crematory in Orange, NJ.
Visitation is on Friday from 4 - 8 PM.
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