Joseph Finona

Obituary of Joseph Taijeron Finona

Joseph Taijeron Finona
(May 5, 1965 - August 9, 2022)

Fondly known as “Joe”, "Jose Boy" or “Se Boy” formerly of Marina, California was called to his eternal rest on Tuesday, August 9, 2022, at the age of 57. Joe was born on May 5th, 1965 at Guam Memorial Hospital in Tamuning, Guam.

At the age of 11 Joe moved to San Diego, California and he attended Bell Jr. High School. Joe later moved to Marina, California in 1980 where he attended Los Arboles Jr. High School. Joe is an alumnus of Seaside High School’s class of 1984.

Joe spent his life cherishing family and friends. He has created countless timeless memories everywhere he lived including San Diego, California, Santa Fe, New Mexico, the Monterey Peninsula and Guam. Joe's love and memories will remain in the hearts of his children, granddaughter, siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, nieces, and friends.

Joseph is Predeceased by his Parents: Joaquin Quitugua Finona (Dededo, Guam) and Dolores Taijeron Finona (Merizo, Guam). Grandparents: Vicente Torres Finona (Dededo, Guam) & Maria Quitugua Finona (Dededo, Guam); Jose Taijeron & Rosalina Perez Taijeron and Enrique Losongco & Maria Iriarte Losongco (Agana Heights, Guam). Uncles: Jose Finona, Vicente Finona, Antonio Finona, Jesus Finona, John “Ernie” Finona, Pedro Cepeda, Vicente Candaso Chargualaf, Enrique Losongco, Eddie Losongco, Phillip Cruz, Franklin Topasna, Ricardo Losongco, Rick Calvo. Aunts: Barbara Losongco-Pereda, Donatila Santos Leonardo, Patricia Davis-Taijeron, Lourdes Taijeron Chargualaf, Brigida “Bea” Losongco Calvo, Teresita “Doll” Finona Cepeda, Patricia “Patty” Camacho Finona, Maria “Tita” Finona, Asuncion “Dong” Barnes, Joanne Taijeron. Cousins: Pedro (Peter) Cepeda, Frances “DuDu” Finona, John Finona, Doris Taitague, Patrick Sablan, Marie “Sweet-Pea” Losongco, Gene Losongco, Doris Santos, Franklin Santos, Ralph Santos, Ronald Santos

Joseph is survived by his:

Children: Joseph / Natasha of Albuquerque, New Mexico; Jolynn / Mario Mireles of Albuquerque, New Mexico; and Robert / Josh Oderiong of Las Vegas, Nevada.

Grand Daughter: Delrose Jasmine Mireles of Albuquerque, New Mexico

Siblings: Joaquin, Jr. & Mary Finona of Marina, California; Millie Finona of Marina, California, Vincent “Benny” & Jacqueline Finona of Marina, California; Doris Jean “Dong” Finona & Derek Coker of Marina, California; Evangeline Cepeda of Dededo, Guam, Jimmie and Jamie Pangelinan of Dededo, Guam; Paul and Norma Jean Cepeda Rodriguez of Houston, Texas; Paul and Rhonda Cepeda Esteban of Dededo, Guam; Nadine and Eddie Santos of Dededo, Guam; Vincent and Ermalene Chargualaf of San Diego, California; Arthur & Nicole Weaver of Fort Worth, Texas; Michael and Tascia Weaver of Sacramento, California; Alex and Rosalyn Taijeron Merical of Sacramento, California.

Aunts & Uncles: Francisco “Kiko” Finona, Roy / Anna Finona, George Finona, Patrick / Arlene Finona, Lourdes Finona, Terry Finona, Mary Finona, Vince Cepeda, Lina Losongco Villarente, Consuelo Cruz, Salvino Losongco, Teresita Losongco Salas, Lola San Nicholas, John & Emily Taijeron, Michael Taijeron, Annie Taijeron

Cousins: Darlene, Jose / Vangie, Tommie / Becky, Darlene, Shirley, Bertha, Rose / Frank, Eleanor, Thomas, Vincent, Sylvia, Rhonda, Rosaline “Tita”, Michael / Mary-Ann; Kenneth / Josephine; Frank / Ciara, Andrea; Jerome / Rachel; Melvin / Fran, Jennifer; Andrew, Anthony, April, Annette, Alfred, Ronald, Vanessa / Chris, Cassandra / Fred, Troy, Jared, Royce, Joshua, Vincent, Kimberly / Javier, Christopher / Maressa, Marcus Matthew, Amanda / Jesse

Nephews & Nieces: Latoya / Rome, Lisa / Daniel, Vincent, Christopher, Brandon, Jordyn, Vincent Jr. (VJ), Melissa, Rusty, Keane, Roque, Peter, Serafina, Pedro, Islabella, Gabriel-Paul, Ermalene, Patricia / Julio, Halia, Julien, Ethan, Sophia, Ahrianna, Gianna, Nikki / Alix, Isabel, Malachi

Grand Nieces and Grand Nephews: Jalind, Javon, Jaliyah, Jordyn, Daniella, Victoria, Aubrey, Kyrie, Rochelle

Great Grand Niece: Kaelynn Elise

Memorial services to honor the life and memory of Joseph will be held at Mission Mortuary, 450 Camino El Estero, Monterey, California on Friday, August 19, 2022 with public viewing from 5 to 8 pm.

Catholic Mass at Saint Jude's Catholic Parish presided by Father Geronimo “Ronni” Marcello, 303 Hillcrest Avenue, Marina, California on Saturday, August 20, 2022 at 11 am.

Celebration of Life Reception, General Stilwell Recreation Center, 4260 Gigling Road, Seaside, California on Saturday, August 20, 2022 from 1 to 5 pm.





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4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday, August 19, 2022
Mission Mortuary
450 Camino El Estero
Monterey, California, United States

Funeral Ceremony

11:00 am
Saturday, August 20, 2022
St Jude's Catholic Church and Shrine
303 Hillcrest Ave.
Marina, California, United States
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