Maria Sylvia Solis Abrego (Sylvia Abrego), age 85, passed away March 17, 2021 after having lived a long and fulfilling life. Sylvia was born on June 25, 1935 to Angel G. Solis and Clara Baduogh Solis. An only child whose parents passed when she was very young, Sylvia faced adversity and loss at an early age. These experiences shaped her personality and fueled her desire for the things she valued most in life, family and friends.
Sylvia met Rosendo S. Abrego at the tender age of 15, fell in love, and forged a life filled with family, friends and purpose. Sylvia and Rosendo’s union produced 7 children, 12 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren. She never stopped learning, never stopped fighting for what she believed in, and never gave up on those she loved. In her children she instilled a love of learning, a devotion to family and pride in the Abrego legacy. Despite limited formal educational opportunities, Sylvia returned to school later in life to obtain her GED. She was a PTA president, a lover of gardening, an avid lifelong bowler, an active member of her church, a devoted friend and a shining example of resilience, strength and grit. As a friend, she was feisty, funny, and engaging; never one to turn down a Sunday afternoon barbecue or resist a morning coffee with friends. As a mother, she raised her children to push further, try harder and achieve more always standing boldly in front to protect them, or steadfastly beside them to encourage. As a wife, she was the epitome of strength, passion and enduring commitment.
Sylvia is survived by her children, Gilbert Abrego (Robin Abrego), David Abrego (Sandy Alvarez), Rachel Abrego, Minerva Abrego, Joseph Abrego (Patricia Buenano), Irene Abrego Nicolet, and Michael Abrego (Jessica Hulme Abrego). She was a devoted grandmother to Mia Garcia, Dylan Abrego, Zachary Abrego, Jacob Abrego, Taylor Abrego (Samantha Abrego), Jessi Nicolet, Caitlin Abrego, Jett Nicolet, Elijah Abrego, Alison Abrego, Evan Abrego and Jace Nicolet. She has two great grandchildren, Noah Miguel Harvey and Everly James Abrego. There are many more individuals Sylvia loved and mothered; too many to count. She will always be remembered for the unapologetic way in which she embraced her life, from beginning to end, amassing a fortune in love, respect, and an enduring, fighting spirit carried on in those who will remember her always.
We thank the many people who knew and loved Sylvia, from her first days to her last and the many, many happy days between. Your care, friendship and devotion meant the world to her and to her family.
A visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, March 26, 2021 at the Seaside Funeral Home Chapel, with a recitation of the Holy Rosary to begin at 7:00 p.m. that same night. A funeral service will take place at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 27, 2021 at the Seaside Funeral Home Chapel. Interment to follow in Seaside Memorial Park. A livestream of the Rosary and funeral service will be available at: https://www.seasidefuneral.com/tributes/Sylvia-Abrego
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