Narding Sison

June  26th, 1936 March  8th, 2024
Catbalogan | New York | Florida
Narding Sison

I die without seeing dawn's light shining on my country... You, who will see it, welcome it for me...don't forget those who fell during the nighttime.

― José Rizal, Noli Me Tángere (Touch Me Not)


In the early morning of March 8th, 2024, Bernardo Sison, known by family and friends as Narding, peacefully departed this world surrounded by loving family. His life was filled with 87 years of family, faith, and fearlessness.

Narding was born in Catbalogan Samar, Philippines on June 26, 1936, to Bernabe Arteche Sison and Soledad Japzon Bolastig. He is the eldest of 4 siblings Erlinda Avisado, Fr. Bernabe (Bobby) Sison, Antonio Sison and Ludy Ventura. He is survived by his wife, Marcy Sison, his five children Al, Chona, Noel, Anne, and Cindy, and his nine grandchildren, Justin, Brina, Naya, Megan, Nicky, Jacob, Alvin, Erin, and Matthew.

Narding was a beloved and headstrong husband, father, brother, grandfather, and a respected elder of a generation who leaves behind an abundant legacy of family and pride. He dedicated his time to various Filipino organizations including the Filipino Pastoral Ministry, San Lorenzo Ruiz Association, and most notably founded the Katbaloganon USA Association. His vision transformed a congregation of families moving from Catbalogan to the New York tri-state area into an inter-generational community that truly honors kinship, ancestry, faith, heritage, and home. 

He will be deeply missed by his family, friends and all who had the privilege of knowing him. Although his physical presence is no longer with us, his spirit continues to live on in the hearts he touched, the spaces he created, and the memories we share. 

Narding's long life encompasses many moments our family would love to hear more about. Please help us celebrate Narding by contributing any photos, videos, and memories you have to this page.

Thank you, 
The Sison family  


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March 14, 2024
My condolences to you and your family
Malaphone Rasavong
March 14, 2024
when i think of uncle narding, i think of happy and good times: we are toasting (to something, anything!) and cracking up. at a birthday party, a wedding, a reunion, or just at a family bbq on a nice sunny day. sometimes, i'm not sure what we are laughing about but his laughter is insanely contagious so matatawa ka na rin! his joy in life is genuine. anne and i might have gotten into trouble once or twice, or maybe more :) i can tell he's unsure whether to scold me, too, maybe because he's worried that his sister (my mommy) would yell at him pag sinigawan nya rin ako. jk. cheers to you in heaven, uncle narding! enjoy playing golf with papa and mahjong with the lolas and ninang ludy and uncle bobby...
March 12, 2024
Remembering Mano Narding always
Tony and Boots Sison
March 12, 2024
Rest in peace, dear Mano Narding. You are much missed already. We will always remember you. These pictures could have been so much better if you had taken them yourself.
March 11, 2024
Growing up in Glen Cove with Noel, Anne & Cindy, Tito Narding always welcomed me into his home with open arms and a big smile every time and he always asked how I was and how my parents are. Such a kind soul. Rest easy Tito Narding.
Edwin Enrile
March 11, 2024
Papa you are resting now with the angels ! We are going to miss all the holidays taking beautiful pictures of all of us and most of all your smile! Rest easy papa we will miss and luv you always !❤️
Karen and Paul Baldassano
March 11, 2024
Papa was such a sweetheart and had no problem picking up me and Brianna from school multiple times a week so we can hangout. I’ll never forget seeing his green Nissan pull up to the curb which always followed a comical ride home. His passion for photography and his family made me admire him greatly, he was a gentle soul. Not to mention the countless times I saw him passed out cold on the couch. That was always my favorite part. I’ll miss you Papa. Rest Easy.
Pamela Dols
March 9, 2024
The must-have photo of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, Oct 2009
Anne Ravelo


Please join us in prayer on our nightly Novenas, held via Zoom for nine days between Friday March 8th- Saturday March 16th at 7pm EST. 

*Please be aware that you will have to download the Zoom application on your device to attend.

Zoom Meeting Link:

Meeting ID:
889 8456 7981
Thu Mar 21 at 6-8pm
Wake at Trinity Memorial Gardens Funeral Home 
12609 Memorial Drive
Trinity, Florida 34655

Fri Mar 22 at 10:00am
Funeral mass at Our Lady of the Rosary
2348 Collier Parkway
Land O' Lakes, FL 34639

Graveside service immediately following at Trinity Memorial Gardens
Thu Mar 21 6-8pm
Fri Mar 22 10:00am

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