Dr. Primitiva S. Veloso, known to many as “Ma’am Priming” died last Sunday at the Tagbilaran Community Hospital. She was 90.
The deceased who is the mother-in-law of Gov. Edgar Chatto was one of the pioneer mentors of then Holy Name College (now Holy Name University). In her 44-year stint with the institution, she once served as the only lay who assumed as vice president of SVD-owned school. She was former vice president for academic affairs.
Veloso was a two-termer elected city kagawad of Tagbilaran.
She was an active member of the Catholic Women’s League, Handmaids of the Lord and served as a director of the Tagbilaran Children’s Hospital.
She is the mother of Tagbilaran City Vice Mayor Jose Antonio Veloso and Balilihan Mayor Pureza Veloso Chatto.
She is survived by Children: Jose Emmanuel Veloso (+), Maria Elizabeth and Gabino Garcia, Michael and Helena Antonieta Veloso, Jose Antonio and Lura Veloso, Maria Pureza and Edgar Chatto, Raymond and Grace Veloso, Ma. Gerardine and Juan Lisondra (+), Dominic and Annavic Veloso.
Grandchildren: Brian Mark V. Garcia, Maribeth V. Garcia, Esther Patrisha V. Chatto, Thaddeus Jose V. Lisondra, Ray Anthony Veloso, Miguel Anton Veloso, Jose Manuel Y. Veloso, Rae Ashley B. Veloso, Jan Carlos Y. Veloso, Adrian Jose V. Lisondra, Jose Matthew S. Veloso, Enna Mikaela Y. Veloso, Joan Lorraine B. Veloso, Justin Dominic S. Veloso, Jan Lawrence B. Veloso, John Albert S. Veloso, Jan Lucas B. Veloso.
Great grandchildren: Kyle Brady C. Garcia, Kristian Blake C. Garcia, Bella Athena G. Dionne, Kayden Brice C. Garcia.
Her remains lies in state at the Veloso residence along Penaflor st., beside Sto Niño de Tubod Chapel, this city.
Daily mass is officiated 7:30pm and novena prayer 5:30pm.
Interment will be on Feb. 7 at the Dampas Catholic Cemetery after a requiem mass at the St. Joseph Cathedral.