February 1, 1944 ~ November 27, 2021

Born in: Cabantuan City, Nuevo Ecija, Philippines
Resided in: Sunnyvale, California

Regino “Rene” Nepomuceno, 77, of Sunnyvale CA, passed away on November 27, 2021 from natural cause.

Rene was born on February 1, 1944 to Vicente and Leonor Nepomuceno in Cabanatuan Rizal, Philippines. He graduated from Far Eastern University in 1968, with a degree in Accounting.

In 1969, he met Rosario (Marvilla) Nepomuceno, and they wed on November 10, 1969, going on to have three children, Aristotle, Nemesis and Natalie.

In 1979, Rene immigrated to the United States and worked for AMD and Hewlett Packard. In 1992 Rene and Rose opened ReneRose restaurant in Sunnyvale, CA. He spent nearly 30 years working side by side with his lovely wife in the restaurant.  Until his final days, Rene can be seen walking home from the restaurant with Rose after a long day of work.  He was a family man that loved family parties, casinos, singing Frank Sinatra songs on Karaoke, and the 80’s San Francisco 49ers. And most of all he enjoyed spending time with his grandkids (apo in tagalog).

Rene was predeceased by his father Vicente, mother Leonor, brothers Rueben and Froilan, and sister Aurora. He is survived by his wife Rose, sons Aristotle and Nemesis, daughter Natalie, brothers Vicente and Romeo, and 6 grandchildren.

There will be a Zoom Live Stream Available to Stream at 1:30 PM – 5 PM on Monday 12/13

Meeting ID:854 6668 6107

Meeting Password: 40842


Visitation: December 12, 2021 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Berge Papas Smith Chapel of the Angels
40842 Fremont Blvd.
Fremont, CA 94538


Room: Large Chapel

Vigil: December 12, 2021 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Berge Papas Smith Chapel of the Angels
40842 Fremont Blvd.
Fremont, CA 94538


Room: Large Chapel

Funeral Mass: December 13, 2021 10:30 am - 11:30 am

St. John the Baptist
279 South Main St.
Milpitas, CA 95035


Room: St. John the Baptist

Graveside Service: December 13, 2021 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Cedar Lawn Cemetery
48800 Warm Springs Blvd
Fremont, CA 94539


Room: Cedar Lawn

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  1. CandleI will always remember you Tito, even only for just a little while , we talked about politics and how living back in P.I. moves on. Thank you for the advice and the friendship that you and your family had shared with all of us.
    Rest in Peace Tito Rene.

  2. CandleRemembering his wonderful and gentle soul will forever remain in our hearts.. May he rest in peace. Thank you Tito Rene for the beautiful memories ♥️ ♥️

  3. CandleDad, I just want to say “I love you” and thank you for being a loving father and husband. I will remember all the times you drove us to school when we were young and when you would come home for dinner during your break from work to be with your family. I love how you always shared your “winnings” when betting on the 49ers and your good run at the casino. Everyone got a “balato” from you. You were always so giving. I love your smile, your sense of humor, and your passion for a just and democratic society. You certainly live your life like the lyrics to Frank Sinatra’s “My way”. Mom and all of us love you for it. Sing your heart out in heaven dad, we’ll be hear listening.

  4. CandleRene, I will miss seeing you at the family gatherings. You were blessed to have such a big happy family, and I am honored to be a part of that family.

  5. CandleGrandpa, I will miss all the things we did day to day at the house and restaurant. All the little things you did made you, you. We miss those little things, made the house a home. I’ll miss going to visit and seeing you cleaning up the front yard, saying your famous line “I’m securing the area.” You we’re always doing things to make the whole household laugh. As your first grandson you always made me feel accepted. We shared a bond and connection. I’ll miss hearing the story of your life, especially the one when you arrived to the US and grandma, my dad, uncle and auntie followed. Waking up to you cleaning, hearing the signature, “ah”, after you take a sip of your drink, the kitchen was always clean and a dirty dish could not be left in the sink. I didn’t believe it when you passed way; until I saw you that night at the hospital, with grandma hugging you saying, “he’s just faking it.” That tore me apart because we you’re the jokester of the family and the head of the table. To see you laugh and have fun made me happy. Going with you and grandma to the casino giving me tips and lessons for life. All the stories and memories we made I’ll miss. God has given you your time and it’s hard to accept.

  6. CandleBalae, Rene,

    The endless, loving memories we had together for almost 18 years will always be remembered. We were so happy during a get together, your family and my family enjoyed the happy conversations and delicious food prepared by Balae Rose. I know, Balae, life is short and we don’t know when the time Our Heavenly Father Will Call Us To Join HIM In Heaven, where rejoicing and happiness, no more worries, sadness, sufferings and pain.
    We were together for the last time, on the “Thanksgiving Day “ November 25, 2021, we really all enjoyed together with our families, grandchildren, great-grandkids. Talking with you was spent joyfully reminiscing the loving memories of your late Balae Poly, my late loving husband and forever sweetheart. How can we forget those memories? When you and Rose came to me to extend Good bye for going home, we share hugs with each other. Then you came back again to say, Goodbye. and said , we’ll see again on Christmas Day or whenever. I said, ‘ thank you so much, Abalayan. I pray and hope, the Lord Will Give me more happy days to be with all of us. ( for I am under treatment. I don’t know when God Will call on me.) And you said, Balae, you will be fine.
    Balae, how can I and your family your loving memories be forgotten?
    Regards to your Balae Poly, for I know you will be together in Heaven. Tell him to intercede to Our Loving, Ever Blessed Virgin Mary, And Her Only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ To Touch me With Their Healing Hands that I will be healed.
    So long, Balae, we love you !

  7. CandleI had the privilege to meet Mr. Nepomuceno when I was a junior in high school; Natalie had invited me over to visit her family’s restaurant when we stayed after class for a project. I will always remember how nurturing, warm, and welcoming Mr. Nepomuceno was to me that afternoon, directing me to sit, dispensing a couple of witty jokes, and offering me something to eat. Though it was the first time we met, Mr. Nepomuceno, along with his lovely wife, Mrs. Nepomuceno, made me instantly feel at home — like I was a part of the family. I will remember and cherish that moment forever. And, we can easily see how much of Mr. Nepomuceno’s affability, humanity, and goodness flow throughout his beautiful family as his wonderful children and grandchildren continue his legacy of love, empathy, charity, and grace. To Mrs. Nepomuceno, Aristotle, Nemesis, Natalie and the Nepomuceno family and friends, my family and I want to send you all our deepest condolences. We are truly sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you all at this difficult time.


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