Amado Aquino Resuello, age 75, died August 21, 2021, in his Sacramento home, surrounded by the immeasurable love of his devoted wife Elizabeth and their two beloved daughters, Gilani and Gladys, and son-in law Daniel. He and Elizabeth would have celebrated their 47th year wedding anniversary this coming September 28th.
Amado was born (April 19, 1946) and raised in his hometown of San Carlos City, Pangasinan, Philippines to Federico (Pedring) Cayabyab Resuello and Maria (Yayao) Aquino. He is also survived by older brother Fidel Resuello of Hawaii, and youngest brother, Rainier Resuello of Sacramento, and countless cousins of the first and second degrees, descended from the Family Tree of the Cayabyab-Resuello Clan, originating from grandparents Hilarion Resuello (Laki Anoy) and Aniceta Cayabyab (Bai Ines). He joins younger brother Mario, who has gone to his eternal rest last May 2020.
Kuya Madz, as he is affectionately called, lived in Sta. Ana, Manila with his uncle Susing (Ildefonso), after his father died at the young age of 42. One of his first jobs was on the inter-island cargo ship Fortuna 2 that traveled between Manila and Palawan, under the supervision of Captain Andres Resuello. Later on, he worked at the Catholic Education Association of the Philippines, along with cousin Gerry Rosario. By 1996, Amado and family immigrated to the US through the petition of his older brother Fidel who lived in Hawaii and decided to establish their roots in Sacramento, CA.
Amado retired after 12 years, in 2012, from the County of Sacramento and from the Hilton Garden Inn, after 15 years, in 2014. He was a hard worker, but he also enjoyed many recreational activities including bowling (he won bowling league tournaments back home), playing chess and card games (those late night-moving-into-dawn tong-its sessions in the garage), and karaoke nights (Sinatra and Elvis hits were his favorites). According to daughter Gilani, he had a green thumb and nurtured the large variety of rose bushes in their backyard.
Kuya Madz also developed a strong personal relationship with God. He kept his family grounded in prayer and in the Catholic faith that he shared with family and friends. While in the Philippines, he and Elizabeth joined and became active servant leaders of the Catholic lay ministry Couples For Christ from 1992-95. Here in Sacramento, he would often lead the rosary when we prayed the Novena for the Dead for deceased relatives, along with wife Beth. He’s a stickler for punctuality during these prayers (got this trait from Bai Ines who knew which grandchild was late coming in to the 6pm Angelus).
We remember Kuya Madz very fondly in the unique way he touched each one of our lives. He was a man of few words. He reserved his “I love you” for the true love of his life, Elizabeth. But his love actions went far and beyond what’s expected of him as son, brother, nephew, cousin, husband, father.
May our loving Father in heaven, our Lord God, King of all creation, be kind and merciful to his soul and bring him to his eternal rest, with the glory of our resurrected Lord Jesus, in union with the Holy Spirit, Mama Mary and St Joseph, all the angels and saints, and all of our faithful departed.
Eternal rest grant unto Amado, O Lord. And let perpetual light shine upon him. Amen.
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