~~Her Spirit Will Live on Forever
Rebecca “Vicky” Quisumbing, of Cebu City, Philippines, died June 9, 2017, with her family by her side.
Vicky graduated with a B.S. in Accounting from San Carlos University in Cebu City, Philippines. She married Emilio “Sonny” Quisumbing in 1973, and they lived together in Cebu City before immigrating to the United States where they lived in Jersey City and then Carteret for 32 years.
Vicky was a hardworking and successful businesswoman, who co-founded and led an import-export business that grew to over 100 employees in New York City and the Philippines. She was a passionate and constant nurturer of the human spirit and body, teaching anyone and everyone about a loving God, and feeding countless families and friends her delicious home cooking. Vicky was a vocal and active local citizen, and co-founded The Samahan Group, a cultural organization that teaches families, especially children, about their Filipino heritage. She was a tireless wife and a strong mother, a firm, fun, and loving grandmother, and a genuine and generous friend to everyone, welcoming and opening her doors to society’s marginalized.
Vicky was musically talented – she played the guitar and classical piano, sang and enjoyed songs that communicated a message and was a natural on the dancefloor. She gave whatever she had to those who she felt needed it more, and subscribed to Jesus’ principles of living. Vicky was a fighter – fearless – with energy that knew no bounds. She loved deeply, lived every day to the fullest, and implored her family and friends to do the same.
Vicky is survived by her husband: Emilio Quisumbing, of Carteret, NJ; her four children, Jennifer Rafford, of Jersey City, NJ; Bernard Quisumbing, of Denver, Co; Michael Quisumbing, of Carteret, NJ; and David Quisumbing, of Eatontown, NJ. She is also survived by her grandchild, Olivia Rafford, of Jersey City, NJ.