Nurse served the community with distinction and care

Posted 26 August 2022 at 8:24 am


This week I attended a beautiful service for a fellow nurse. GiGi (Godule) Barcena came to this country 40 years ago as an RN from the Philippines. She came so she could give her family a better life.

She left her husband and two boys behind and it took five years to bring them to the US. GiGi was one of the most dedicated nurses that I have ever met. She was dedicated to her profession, to her patients and to her family.

She worked at Medina Memorial, Arnold Gregory and Orchard Manor, not only one eight-hour shift but two. She touched so many lives and her family and friends gave her a great send off.  There was a Mass of Christian Burial, memories and a wonderful meal from her traditional country, the Philippines. Thank you to her family for the invitation. Godspeed GiGi!

Jeanne Crane, a fellow nurse