Melanie C. Punla, 56, Of Bergenfield

BERGENFIELD, N.J. -- Melanie C. Punla, of Bergenfield, died Tuesday, Sept. 22 at Englewood Hospital. She was 56.

Punla was born in Pampanga, Philippines. She came to this country in 1990 and lived in Bergenfield for 25 years.

She was a parishioner of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church of Bergenfield.

Punla worked in the billing department for American Compress Gases of Old Tappan.

She is survived by her husband of 33 years Salvador P. Punla; her children Gyselle Punla, Zandrix Punla, and Carissa Punla, all of Bergenfield; her grandchildren Cedrick Tejada; brothers Reomar Cabuso (Corazon), of the Philippines, and Nelson Cabuso (Fe), of the Philippines.

She was predeceased by her brothers Noel Cabuso and Ronald Cabuso.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, 34 Maple Ave., Hackensack

The family will receive friends on from 4-9 p.m. Friday at Thomas Gentile Funeral Service, 397 Union St., Hackensack.

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