TRINIDAD G. BONIFACIO
MAY 19, 1940- NOVEMBER 29, 2020
Trinidad was born in Manila, Philippines in 1940. She was the 4th child of Juliana Canonizado and Rodrigo Garcia. She grew up in Manila with her siblings Soterito Garcia, Pilar Advani, Rodrigo ‘Junior’ Garcia and Milagros Reyes. She was fun loving, a music lover with a tremendous voice and a faithful catholic with the kindest heart and soul.
Trinidad studied in the University of the Philippines at the Conservatory of Music and graduated with a Bachelor degree in Chemistry.
Plans to emigrate to the United States and start an independent life were upended when Trinidad met Rodolfo Bonifacio, a US Navy sailor, who swept her off her feet. Their 43-year marriage included two children, Angela and Anthony, and a dynamic life which took them to various locations in the United States, Guam and the Philippines. Each location was a new adventure where she would meet life-long friends, seek joy singing in the church choir, hone her bowling skills (her all-time favorite sport) and balance life as a working mother. Once they settled in New Jersey, she worked as a chemist in the consumer goods and Pharmaceutical industries and finally retired after a 30-year long career. She is the grandmother to four beautiful grandchildren: Sebastian, Isabella, Sophia and Lorenzo.
Trinidad will be remembered for her unwavering commitment as a loving and giving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, friend and caregiver. Rest in Peace.