On March 10, 2023, Mariasol Montesines Madla left her earthly home and was called home to Our Father. Beloved grandmother, wife, mother, and daughter, Mariasol’s legacy will forever be remembered.
Mariasol Montesines Madla was born to Rodelia Arcigal and Anatolio Montesines in 1947 in Liliw, Laguna, Philippines. Mariasol lived a full and blessed life with her brothers and sisters, Anatolio, Jr., Cesar, Eduardo, Lilia, and Chona before attending Mary Chiles Nursing School and La Concordia College; where she pursued a Bachelor of Nursing in Manila, Philippines. She graduated in 1972, and accompanied by her classmates, moved to Newark, New Jersey to work at St. James Hospital. It was here where Mariasol would start her long and distinguished career in nursing and case management of over 45 years. With work spanning various hospitals, including Columbus Hospital, Mountainside Hospital, Morristown Medical Center, and Clara Maass Hospital, Mariasol spent her time selflessly working on behalf of those for whom she cared, but it was as a wife, mother, and grandmother that her true calling to this world became evident.
After her arrival to the United States, Mariasol met her future husband, Teodoro Martinez Madla, in 1972. After a four-year courtship, the two were married on July 31, 1976. They resided a short while in Newark, New Jersey before the purchase of their first house in November 1978 in Edison, New Jersey, followed by the birth of their three children: Jennifer in December 1978, Rowena in March 1980 and Theodore in October 1984.
In November 1992, Mariasol and her family moved to Whippany, New Jersey where she spent the remainder of her life. She experienced many happy and memorable moments here with her husband and children, but it was the times Mariasol had with her four grandchildren (Mia in November 2010, Marco in January 2013, and twins Anna and Mila in May 2013) which will endure as her greatest pride, love, and joy.
After more than four decades of marriage and motherhood, Mariasol passed away peacefully in Morristown Medical Center from illness, surrounded by her husband and children. She is survived by her devoted husband, Teodoro; her children, Jennifer Studnicky (and son-in-law, Erik Studnicky), Rowena Ricalde, and Theodore Madla; cherished grandchildren, Mia and Marco Ricalde, Anna and Mila Studnicky; and siblings, Eduardo Montesines (and wife Vivian), Lilia Capalad, and Chona Montesines-Sonido (and husband Charles). Her engaging spirit, love for her family, and loyalty to her friends, will forever be remembered by the countless lives she has touched.