March 7th, 2023 – South San Francisco, CA – from Garden Chapel Funeral Directors
Linda Allengui Lutao, 77, of South San Francisco, beloved sister, aunt, great-aunt, and friend, passed away on February 23, 2023. Linda was born on October 28, 1944 in Oriental, Mindoro, Philippines to Estrella and Maximo Lutao. She was the second youngest child in a family of 15 children. Linda spent her life focused on her family and friends. She was a second mother to her sister Norma Castro’s children and a wonderful friend to many. She enjoyed a good laugh, delighted in telling jokes, and made the best Pancit Malabon outside of the Philippines.
Linda earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education at the National University in Manila and taught elementary school in her home town. She moved to Manila and worked for the Ministry of Education, Special Education Department until she immigrated to the United States. Linda came to the United States in 1983 with two of her siblings, Tito and Eden, to join their father, and sister, Zenaida. Linda worked as a caregiver for many years and became a certified nursing assistant (CNA). She worked two jobs, one at Peninsula Hospital in Millbrae, and the other as a home caregiver to the elderly. Linda and her friend, Nel Naguit, were able to buy a home in South San Francisco. Linda took great pride in her home and made sure you had plenty to eat when you came over.
Stateside, Linda leaves behind her siblings, Eden Gubsich and Zeny Sarmiento, her niece Marina Sarmiento Feehan, nephews Marlo, Michael and Merik Sarmiento, grand-nephews/niece, Jack, Kian, Oliver and Elena Sarmiento, and her best friend, Nel Naguit. In the Philippines, Linda leaves behind her brother, Oscar Lutao, and her sister, Violeta Onkingco, and numerous nephews and nieces. As her sister Eden said, “Linda is my idol. She was one of the most giving and compassionate people I’ve ever known.” Linda is already greatly missed.
The service to celebrate Linda’s life will be held Friday, March 10, 2023 – 4:00 PM. Her ashes will be interred in the memorial wall at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, in Lafayette on March 14, 2023. Flowers are welcome to be sent Garden Chapel for the day of the memorial.