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Salonica A. Vicente

12/11/1930 - 02/27/2023
Service Date: 03/17/2023
Service Time: 9:00 am
Service Location: Bunker's Garden Chapel - 33 N. Centennial Way, Mesa, AZ 85201
Visitation Date: 03/16/2023
Visitation Time: 6-8 pm
Visitation Location: Bunker's Garden Chapel - 33 N Centennial Way, Mesa, AZ 85201
Interment: National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona

It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of Salonica Almonte Vicente known as Sally or Lola Sally, our loving and devoted mother, grandmother and friend to all whose lives she touched on February 27, 2023.

She left us when sleeping peacefully after a short bout of illness in Mesa Arizona. She was in her 92nd year.

Born in the Province of Antique in Philippines on December 11, 1930, she witnessed incredible changes to her world, having at her early years having to deal with World War II residing on one of the Japanese compound.

She met and married her loving husband, Abraham Gabriel Vicente, who served 20 years in the United States Navy until he retired in 1974.

She was the beloved mother of Abraham Jr (wife Karen Vicente) of Gilbert Arizona; Rosemarie Amey (husband Maurice Amey) of Mesa, Arizona and Robert Vicente of Summerville, South Carolina.   Stepmother to Josie V. Navarro (husband Martin Navarro) of Oxnard California; Michael Vicente (wife Susan Vicente) of Camarillo, California; Junie Vicente of Oxnard California.

Proud grandmother of 11 grandchildren; Travis, Ryan, Jordan Vicente; Jared and Daylan Amey; Kayla Vicente; Martin, Justin and Kevin Navarro; Dominic and Leilani Vicente.

Predeceased by her devoted husband, Abraham Vicente, her parents and many brothers and sisters.

She was known for being the ‘hugger’ and for making the best ‘Lumpia’ and ‘Pansit’ for many church potlucks.  Her love for the Lord was shown everyday by her many examples, one of which was her dedicated daily 4:00 pm Bible readings. She was a college professor at Southern Mindanao College in Pagadian City before migrating to USA. A strong Christian woman at heart with the passion of cultivating people’s heart for Jesus. Most of all, she loved her family and instilled strong values that have served them well. She will be dearly missed and forever in our hearts.

Visitation will be Thursday, March 16th from 6-9 PM at Bunker’s Garden Chapel, 33 N. Centennial Way, Mesa, AZ.

The celebration of life services will be held on March 17th at 9 am at Bunker’s Garden Chapel, 33 N. Centennial Way, Mesa, AZ, 480-696-6883.  It will be followed by the graveside service that will be held at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N. Cave Creek Road, Phoenix, AZ


Arrangements by Bunker’s Garden Chapel, www.bunkerfuneral.com. Should this obituary appear anywhere but bunkerfuneral.com, please check our website for accurate details and service information.



  • Diane Bilducia

    I pray to give you and your family strength during this time and I know your Mom is now resting in peace with the good Lord above. My deepest condolences to you and your family.

  • Stephanie Addison

    Condolences and prayers for the family and friends

  • Victoria Mitchell

    May the Heavenly Father wrap your family in healing warmth.

  • Julianna Graham-VanPelt

    May the blessings and comfort of our Lord be with you all, always. May your memories comfort you as well. God keep you all and guide you well.

  • Mindy & Shalom Lewis

    We are so sorry for your loss. I know from the stories that Abe has told about his mother that she was a very special, caring, and loving women.

  • Sally G Rosales

    Sending my condolences to all the family. “May the Lord place his healing hand’s upon your heavy hearts”

  • May your heart find solace in remembering your mother’s light, beauty and laughter. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Lilia Mojica and Family

    Sending our condolences and love to the Vicente family. I am grateful to have called Manang Sally my dear friend, neighbor and co-worker. I was saddened to hear of her passing, until we meet again Manang, we love you.

  • Abe, words seem to escape me. I am heartbroken for you and your family and pray for your endurance and comfort from God’s love.


    We will never forget her kindness. May God give her eternal rest and the family the strength to bear the great pain.

  • Sending our love and condolences you will be missed

  • Adam and Diana Berkebile

    There are no words. You and your family are in our thoughts.

  • No matter how old we are, it’s never easy to lose a parent. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you grieve.

  • Malena Washington

    Abe, I am so sorry to hear about your mother’s passing. May God’s love bring peace and comfort to your soul. God bless you and your loved ones.

  • Abe, We are thinking of you and your family as you celebrate the life of someone very special. Our prayers are with you during this difficult time.

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