Amor O. Joson

amor joson

December 28, 1929 ~ November 8, 2020

Joson, Amor O., age 90, of Fort Lee, on Sunday November 8, 2020.

The family will receive their friends on Thursday 9:00 – 9:45am at the Frank A. Patti and Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home 327 Main Street "opposite the Fort Lee Library". The funeral will leave Thursday at 9:30 AM for the celebration of her funeral mass in Holy Trinity R.C Church at 10:00 AM. For condolences, directions, or information call (201) 944-0100 or


Mass: November 12, 2020 10:00 am

Holy Trinity R C Church
2367 Lemonie Avenue
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Visitation at Funeral Home: November 12, 2020 9:00 am - 9:45 am

Frank A. Patti & Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home
327 Main Street
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

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  1. I remember Aunty Amy as a loving and caring Aunt who took care of me when I was a child. I would tag along to her school where she teaches and to her errands. I thank God that my husband and I were able to spend time with her 2 years ago. I remember seeing her sitting quietly on the sofa. She looked so pretty. I greeted her and told her how she looked good and she gave me her sweetest smile. She loved life even the simple things – food, a heartfelt letter, a greeting card, a photo, a pasalubong (souvenir). We will truly miss her. May she rest in the loving arms of Jesus whose love for her is eternal. We love you Aunty Amy! – Api and Chette King from the Philippines

  2. Auntie Amy was always smiling. She was a person of joy, and a joy to be with. I vividly recall how she would "sutsot" to call the attention of the children in the elementary school in San Juan to pick up the trash around them, and after a minute of seriousness, she would let out a chuckle. She was so fond of kids, yet well-loved by her adult students who came to learn crafts, cooking, sewing, and other home economics skills from her. She always looked lovely in her Scouting uniform. Her classroom was always bright and well-decorated, the floor clean and shiny. She was always the last to leave her room, and we would lock up. I always felt special when I was with her. Whenever I visit her at work, she would always treat me to a snack, and the banana cue she would buy for me was the softest and sweetest! Auntie Amy was blessed with a soft heart and a sweet disposition. She loved our country, but always longed to be with her sisters. She patiently took care of Tatay and Nanay (her parents), and was devoted to the Lord. Auntie A was also very teachable about God's Word and I remember sitting with her as a teen, listening to a preacher, and the radio news and to her explaining what the issues were about. I remember her as an attentive person caring enough about how I felt or what I thought. I thank the Lord for you, Auntie Amy–for the many moments you took care of me, for loving my family, and making my children happy with your thoughtful gifts and creative activities. Thank you for welcoming then 7yo Niki with post-trick-or-treat sweets when we arrived late at night from Manila, and for making sure she had a warm coat while we were there in NJ. And that even if Mishka's poems didn't make sense to you, or my stories got too elaborate, or the artwork in our cards got too abstract, you would always take time to appreciate us with your glistening listening eyes. I know like many of my kwentos, this is getting too long, but I know too, for certain, you will wait until we enjoy the best part of it all, our giggling together at the end. I love you, Auntie A!

  3. Auntie Amy was very friendly and fun-loving. She was my Ninang (godmother). She took me to the public school where she taught adults to be productive and creative. She introduced Girl Scouting to me which took me from Star Scout to Chief Girl Scout. When I stood on that stage for the awarding, she was beaming with pride. My unforgettable memory of her was when I was about 10 and she took me to the Bustillos church. As we were walking, I was holding on to her skirt but when I looked up, it wasn't her!!! I was so scared but then she scooped me from behind and held on to me so tightly after that. She left the Philippines to join Auntie Jasmin in New Jersey and came back for my wedding in 1990. She told me how well she had adjusted to living in the U.S. When my husband and three kids migrated in 2001, she welcomed us so warmly. She was always nice to my children. My last conversation with her was a few months ago when we introduced our grandbaby (her first great-grandchild) to her. She said, "I have never seen such a big baby in my life." She was always smiling even when her mind was drifting away. I will always remember her sweet smile and her devotion to her parents, her siblings and to God. Rest in peace, dear Auntie Amy. You will never be forgotten. You will always be loved.

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