Evelyn B. Lagarde, 85, of New York City, died peacefully on February 22, 2023, surrounded by her loving family.  She is survived by three sisters and many nieces and nephews.

Evelyn was born on January 22, 1938 in Sicaba Cadiz City in the Philippines to Eufemia Diokson Olvido Berja and Pedro Deocampo Berja.  She attended Sicaba Elementary School, before attending Negros Occidental High School, and finally attended Central Philippine University in Iloilo City.  She spent her life taking care of others as a Hemodialysis Nurse in Harlem Hospital in New York City.  Evelyn was well travelled and enjoyed photography, and often took pictures of friends, family and nature.

A celebration of Evelyn’s life will be held on Sunday, Marth 5th, 2-6 PM at the Frech-McKnight Funeral Home, 161 Washington Avenue, Dumont, NJ.  She will then travel to her final resting place in Bacolod City, Philippines.


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