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Gliceria Baldres-Walsh

Gliceria “Gles” Bagtas Baldres-Walsh, 76, a Cold Spring resident since 2010, formerly of Queens, died March 26.

Gliceria was born in the Philippines on December 21, 1945, the daughter of Simon and Francisca (Caparas) Bagtas. She attended Jose Rizal High School, Arellano University, Manila and received her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education in 1965 and a Bachelor’s degree in Education with a major in Communication Arts in Filipino and a minor in Communication Arts in English in 1969 from Arellano University.

In 1987, she received her Bachelor of Laws from San Sebastian College in Manila. In addition, she also earned her Masters of Divinity from Maryhill School of Theology in the Philippines and a Masters of Education, specializing in Early Childhood Education, from City College of New York, Touro College.

Gliceria had a long career, including his tenure as a high school teacher for 27 years at Juan Sumulong High School-Arellano University in Manila from 1970 to 1997; working as a teacher at the University of Arellano in Manila from 1992 to 1997; a university professor at the University of Santo Tomas in Manila from 1993 to 2001; and legal counsel to former Manila City Councilman Edward VP Maceda.

She also worked as a group teacher for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten at Mary McLeod Bethune DCC in New York from 2001 to 2007; and group teacher for the Prince Hall Day Care Center in New York from 2007 to 2011. After her retirement, she cared for several elderly people.

Gles was a member of many groups and organizations, including Lions International and Handmaids of the Lord. She was a former president of the Immaculate Heart of Mary College Parents’ Association, a former Vice President of Legal Affairs at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty Union, and a former barangay secretary. to the Barangay Kapitolyo Pasig City Council. She was also the former secretary of her Vigilant Christian Team in the Philippines. She was a parishioner at St. Mary, Mother of the Church in Fishkill.

Besides having a remarkably busy professional life, Gles also knew how to have fun. She loved to cook, sing, watch her favorite TV series, like Law and Order: SVU and Organized crime, Chicago PD and Lonestar: 911, and Filipino cooking shows on YouTube. She also loved making video calls with her family in the Philippines and New Zealand several times a day – without fail – and loved hearing stories about her great-grandchildren. She also liked planting, although she claimed she didn’t have a green thumb and would let her daughter do it.

Gles is survived by his daughters: Ma. Christina Baldres of Bulacan, Philippines; Maria Minerva Buenaventura (Rogelio) from Bulacan; and Ma. Jonna Bernadette Baldres of Cold Spring. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Ricardo Jonas Baldres (Jaylyn) of New Zealand and Julio Baldres II (Chamil) of Bulacan; and her great-grandchildren, Choco, Star, Luna and Rhyah of Bulacan.

Additionally, she is survived by her siblings: Simeon Bagtas (Purisima) of Reno, Nevada; Constancia Raymundo from Navotas, Philippines; Demetrio Bagtas de Navotas; and Epifania Cartagena (Salvador) from Antipolo, Philippines.

Besides his parents, his children Reina Baldres and Jonas Baldres; her first husband, Julio Baldres; her second husband, William Walsh; and her brothers, Raymundo Bagtas, Sisenando Bagtas and Alfonso Bagtas, predeceased her.

A funeral service was held April 1 at McHoul’s Funeral Home in Fishkill. She will be buried in the Philippines.

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