Guam – The matriarch of Ada’s Funeral Home has died. Senator Tony Ada tells PNC News that his mother passed away at 5 am this morning [Thursday] at Naval Hospital of congestive heart failure.
76 year Teresita Gutierrez Borja Ada started the family business along with her husband Vicente Ada 40 years ago. Senator Tony Ada says she tended to the business up until about 4 weeks ago.
Ada says his mother became ill on Monday, the day after she celebrated her 76 birthday.
Senator Ada says he regrets that his mother will not be able to share in the honor of the receiving the Jeffrey Butland Family-Owned Small Business Award. The ceremony to present that award is slated for April 20th.
She is survived by her husband of 56 years, and 9 children.
Senator Ada asks for prayers at this time.
Rosaries and funeral arrangements are pending.