Florence Caayao Salire

October 27, 1950 - July 5, 2013

10/27/1950 - 07/05/2013

Florence Caayao Salire, 62, passed away peacefully Friday, July 5, 2013, at her home in Newport News with her family at her side. She was predeceased by her parents, Domingo and Purificacion Caayao.

She was a member of St. Jerome Catholic Church and the Philippine-American Community of the Peninsula. She was Board Certified as a Laboratory Professional by the American Society for Clinical Pathology, and was employed by Riverside Regional Medical Center. Survivors include her husband, Bobbie Salire; her son Lieutenant Commander Robert Salire, USN, and his wife Jackie; her daughters Kristin Ashe and her husband Kenneth; and Kelly Salire.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm Tuesday, July 9 at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Denbigh Chapel. A funeral mass will be conducted at 1 pm Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at St. Jerome Catholic Church by Rev. Henry Diesta. Interment will follow in Peninsula Memorial Park.

The family wishes to thank Virginia Oncology Associates and Heartland Hospice for the excellent care she received.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jerome Catholic Church, 116 Denbigh Blvd., Newport News, VA 23608.

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Allison Hoffman
7 years ago

Bobbie & Family,

May He who knows your sorrow bring peace, comfort, and healing to your soul. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

-Allison Hoffman & Family

Victoria Salire
7 years ago

Bobbie and children,

My thoughts and prayers are with you. Florence will be missed but we have many happy memories to remind us of her.

With deepest sympathy,

Ate Vichie

Karen Hartigan
7 years ago

Bobbie and Family,

My heartfelt condolences for your loss. May the love and memories you share always keep Florence close in your hearts. God Bless.


Glenn Barroga
7 years ago

Bobbie and Family,

Our entire Family will remember Florence in our prayers as well as cherish the memories of childhood days back in Iriga. May she rest in peace.

Delsie, Pat, Glenn & Family

Sandra O'Marah
7 years ago

Bobbie, So sorry to learn of your loss. Condolences to you and your family.

Susana Lopez
7 years ago

Bobbie, Robert, Kristen, and Kelly, I am deeply saddened by your loss. Your loss is our loss too. Florence is a dear friend. We will remember her as a mom, a wife, and a friend who has done her best to raise the family that your are…the high fliers.

Jonathan Salire
7 years ago

Dear Bobbie,

We are deeply sorry to hear of Ate Florence’ passing. You and the rest of the family are in our thoughts and prayers at this time of sadness. We send our deepest condolences.


Jon, Cecille and Nico Salire

John Graham
7 years ago

God Speed. Bobbie, you and the family will be forever in my prayers.

ernie f. rigoroso
7 years ago

I have prayed to God almost every day that if he can do a miracle that let this be the one. I am not a religious man as compared to most people that I know, but I was hoping and praying that God would make Florence better. I have asked God many things and one of those was not to let Florence suffer a great deal. I may not know Florence well, but during these past few months, I have felt much closer to her that it seemed like I was feeling what she was going through. Losing her makes us very sad to say the least. But on the other hand, I am a little happier that her sufferings are over and she is now in a better place, a place much better than where we are now. We are deeply sorry for your loss… Our prayers continue that her soul may rest in peace.

angie rodriguez
7 years ago

I want to relay my condolences. May you find great comfort in the many happy memories shared among family and friends. And through God’s sure promise to end death and sorrow. Rev. 21:4 Please know my sympathies are with you during this difficult time.

Jan Clarke
7 years ago

I worked with Florence for many years at the Riverside lab. She was a graceful and grace-filled lady. Her work ethic was extraordinary and she handled any issue with professionalism – treating everyone with respect and dignity.

My condolences to her family and friends with this prayer for her and for all of you:

The light of God surrounds you.

The love of God enfolds you.

The power of God protects you.

The presence of God watches over


Wherever you are, God is.

Jan Clarke, friend.

Kathryn Moran
7 years ago


My heart aches for you in the loss of your mother. I was so sorry to hear this sad news. I will lift her name in my evening prayers, and keep you close in thought.


CMSGT Ret Artha V. Roberson
7 years ago

Lt Commander Robert Salire and Family,

Robert we were saddened to hear of the passing of your beloved mother. We share your sorrow and pray that the loving comfort of God be yours.May God continue to sustain you and your family and that you find strength in the refrain, “Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.

In Love and Sympathy

CMSGT Artha V.& Mrs Barbara Roberson

Don Albia
7 years ago

Migo- Our deepest sympathy for your loss. There are no words that can take away the pain at this time of sorrow. But do take comfort in our thoughts and prayers. And that Florence always had love for you and your family in her heart and she has taken that with her in heaven….so you and your family are that much closer to God.



Joe Beltrano
7 years ago

Migong Bobbie and Family, We are saddened to hear the news of the passing away of Florence. Our thoughts are with you and the rest of the Salire family during this difficult time of loss. We will be praying with you in this time of sorrow that the Lord grants her eternal and everlasting peace.

Joe and Jean Beltrano

Odyssey Patton
7 years ago

My fondest memory of Auntie Florence was actually not too long ago. I remember sitting down with my Mother and Auntie Florence, Kelly, and Uncle Bob. As we were discussing our lives, Auntie Florence simply said, “What can you do? – you have to treasure what you have now.” Since then, her words have stuck with me and I try to live life happily as Auntie Florence suggested. I will miss you and your wisdom, your kind heart and calming tone. Thank you for being part of my life.. We all love you and will miss you dearly! My heart goes out to the Salire family but as Kelly mentioned.. we will no longer mourn you but celebrate your life instead.

7 years ago

Our condolences to Bobbie, Robert, Kristin, Kelly and their families. Our prayers and thoughts are with them on their bereavement for the passing of their beloved wife and mother.

“Let Eternal Light shine upon Florence, O Lord, and may she rest in peace.”

From cousin Jun, wife, Mina, and Kids, Michael and Marie.

Jessie and Linda Ombac
7 years ago

Please accept our sincerest condolences on the passing of your beloved wife and mother. Florence is a very dear friend and we will miss her so much. Your family’s intentions are included in our prayers.

Simon & Gloria Esperanza
7 years ago

We are very sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers every step of the way. When the Lord calls our loved ones home, He leaves a gift of memories in exchange.

Al Estepa
7 years ago

We will remember her forever. The friendship and her smile. Condolence to the Salire family.

Vicente&Margie Belmonte
7 years ago

With heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved family. Our prayers are with you.