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Gloria B. Jalla

September 7, 1947 — August 10, 2022

Gloria Basconcillo Jalla, 74, returned to her Heavenly Father on the 10th of August.

Gloria was the fourth oldest of twelve children born to Lucrena Duque Dacanay and Samson Mencias Basconcillo on the 7th of September 1947 in Alcala, Pangasinan, Philippines. She graduated from Marian School of Nursing in 1974 and joined the Philippine Armed Forces shortly, thereafter, rising to the ranks of Captain in over a decade of service.

She is survived by her loving husband of 36 years, Cipriano Odasco Jalla, and their three beloved children--- Claire Bernadette Basconcillo Mondock, Charles Benedict Basconcillo Jalla, and Carlo Bernard Basconcillo Jalla. To Gloria, the title of mother was her most cherished. In addition to her husband and three children, Gloria is survived by her eleven siblings--- Imelda Basconcillo Tecson, Lourdes Basconcillo Pechera, Miriam Basconcillo Agcaoili, Samson Basconcillo, Jr., Arthur Basconcillo, Barbara Basconcillo Tolentino, Rosario Cristina Basconcillo Cervantes, Maria Teresa Basconcillo Sitchon, Anita Basconcillo Landas, Danilo Basconcillo, and Michelle Basconcillo Nebrida. Additionally, she will be missed by her siblings’ respective spouses and numerous nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly. She travelled the world as a nurse and touched many lives through gentle nurturing, compelling story-telling, and deep love for music and song. Gloria is fondly remembered for her generosity, warmth, and unfailing kindness. Known affectionately as “Mama Bing” or “Tita Glo” to many, her loss is deeply felt by all who had the blessing of knowing her.

Visitation will be held Sunday, August 14, 2022 from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Fitzgerald Funeral Home & Crematory, 1860 S Mulford Rd. Rockford, IL 61108. A funeral Mass will be Monday, August 15, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, 4401 Highcrest Rd. Rockford, IL 61107.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Sunday, August 14, 2022

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Fitzgerald Funeral Home & Crematory - Mulford Chapel

1860 South Mulford Road, Rockford, IL 61108

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Funeral Mass

Monday, August 15, 2022

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Holy Family Catholic Church

4401 Highcrest Road, Rockford, IL 61107

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