The Daily Star
---- — Nemesia M. Bristol
WORCESTER — Nemesia M. Bristol, 65, passed away Thursday evening, Feb. 21, 2013, at her home.
She was born Dec. 26, 1947, in Alaminos City, Pangasinan, Philippines, the daughter of Calixto and Encarnacion (Manzano) Bristol.
Nemie became a certified midwife during her earlier married life, riding a motorcycle through the villages in the Philippines, delivering babies. She got paid with vegetables, chickens, eggs or whatever the people were able to afford.
Nemie attended Culinary Institute in Athens, Greece, for embassy personnel, and was hired by Ambassador McMurtrie and Godley as their private chef when he retired to Morris. Nemie, as a child, always wanted to come to America and to become a citizen; her wish came true with this opportunity. She was working as a chef at the Otesaga Resort Hotel in Cooperstown.
She was a member of St Joseph’s Catholic Church and Altar Rosary Society in Worcester. She helped organize the Asian American Association of Otsego County, was a past president and an active member.
She was an excellent seamstress, cake decorator, chef, Mom, Grandma, friend and will be greatly missed!
She is survived by two daughters, Jinky Timbol of London, England, and Mary Ann Bregaj of Athens, Greece; two sons, Noel Cabrito of Manila, Philippines, and Jhon Cabrito of Manila, Philippines; nine grandchildren; three younger sisters in Athens, Greece, and Manila, Philippines; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles spread around the world.
A memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. March 9, 2013, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Main Street, Worcester, with the Rev. Ronald Green, MM, as celebrant.
Her family in the Philippines, has scheduled an overnight vigil on March 9, 2013, at the Eternal Gardens Chapel in Dagupan City.
A requiem Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. the following Sunday morning ahead of the interment.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.skinnerfuneralchapel.com.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Nemie’s family through the Asian American Association, c/o Edna Wyckoff Treasurer, 273 Mary Brown Hill Road, Laurens, NY 13796.
Arrangements are under the guidance of the E.J. Skinner Co., 155 Main St., Worcester.