Acosta, Asuncion

Asuncíon Agustines Acosta

April 7, 1942 - November 14, 2020

Asuncíon Agustines Acosta, M.D. of Plano, Texas passed away November 14, 2020 at the age of 78.  She was born on April 7, 1942 to Arturo and Estela Agustines in the Philippines.  Asuncíon married Eduardo G. Acosta on April 4, 1971 in the Philippines.  She was a dedicated physician.

She finished B.S. Hygiene at the University of the Philippines; her Medical Degree at the University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center both in the Philippines; Residency in Internal Medicine at French and Polyclinic Hospital in New York City; Clinical Fellowship in Hematology/Oncology at Granville C. Morton Hospital in Dallas, Texas.

Asuncíon has been in practice of Internal Medicine and General Practice Richardson, Texas and Princeton, Texas since 1978.  She realized a lifelong dream by establishing the Villa Asuncíon Independent and Assisted Living Center in Princeton, Texas in 1998.

Asuncíon was active in the Filipino community and she served as President of the North Texas Association of Philippine Physicians two times.  Asuncíon was a member of the Texas Medical Association and Dallas County Medical Association.

Asuncíon is survived by her beloved husband of 49 years, Eduardo Acosta of Plano, Texas; sister, Edna; nephews, Jayjay, Tonton, and Edward; niece, Nona including their spouses; precious pets, Elvis, Katrina, Ike, and Bong Bong; numerous other loving family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Arturo and Estela Agustines.

The memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Thursday, November 19, 2020 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 3100 West Spring Creek Parkway, Plano, Texas 75023.  The service will also be live streamed at https://youtu.be/IcT1Rpm5shY.

 

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I met Dra Acosta in 1989 when my family and I were just starting here in America. Dra and Dr. Eddie hired me at their office in Richardson, TX. They are the most helpful and caring bosses. They treated us like family. Our first born got very sick, needed to have surgery and they helped in every way they can. Rest in peace, Dra. The good Lords will welcome you in heaven, angels singing to you because you had helped countless people. Dr Eddie, you are in our thoughts and prayers... God bless you with everything you do. Connie Casas and family, November 29, 2020 I met this beautiful doctor right after I moved to Princeton. She was exactly what I needed, a doctor that listened and a doctor of faith. She always told me to pray. I last saw her September 15 when she introduced me to a young man that was helping her, a doctor who also listened to me. I remember that Dr. Acosta was very tired and I told her to sit down and take a rest with me because I was ok. But, she soon had to see her next patient. Good doctors are a treasure and a treasure she was. I will miss her in December when I come for my appointment. I guess that I will be seeing the doctor that I met. REST IN PEACE, MY FRIEND AND DOCTOR. Pat Poovey, November 25, 2020 Dr Acosta Edwardo may the good Lord surround you with peace and comfort now and forever as you wait to be reunited with your beautiful wife in eternity where we will praise God eternally . May she RIP till we meet again. Judy Olepere, November 24, 2020 Dear Eddie, I will always remember Soni. She was such a dedicated and kind physician. You and Soni were the first docs that Pedro introduced me to when I moved to Richardson to start my practice. You both were always so welcoming and supportive. I am thankful for having been fortunate enough to work with both of you. Greg Foster, November 24, 2020 Our deepest condolences to Dr. Eddie. Dra. Asuncion had helped so many Filipinos to get life started in this country. We thanked God for her life. Nell & Margie Naguit, November 23, 2020 Dr. A-- Please know that you are in my prayers. I know that it is a very difficult time for you; so very unexpected. I understand she was a very kind, caring person and had to be special if she was your life partner. God bless you-- Toni Toni Ferrell, November 20, 2020 I was so sad to hear of the loss of your wife dearest Dr Acosta. I am thinking and praying for your comfort often. What a beautiful life and legacy of caring for so many patients in Collin County and providing housing and care for the geriatric population. I know she will be missed in many ways Teri Givens, November 19, 2020 Our condolences and prayers to Dr. Eddie and family. Emelyn Jones, November 19, 2020 We are deeply sorry about the loss of Doctor Asuncion Acosta. Know that we are remembering and honoring her having touched the lives of many. Her passing has brought gloom to many around and we are going to miss her. Do know that our thoughts are with you. Alvin & Shirley, November 19, 2020 Tita Sonnie, you will be greatly missed. We are sending all our love, deepest condolences, and our thoughts. We wish we could be with Tito Ging and the rest of the family right now. Rest In Peace. Love, Elaina, Tyler, and Wolfie Ford Elaina Acosta Ford, November 19, 2020 Tita Sonnie, you bring balance to the family, you keep us all grounded and humble. This is a major change in our lives. You are the string that pulls us all together. Now that you are gone I'm afraid things will be a whole lot different. Don't worry about your niece, you know I'm keeping my promise to take care of her and make her happy. Still guide us even if you are now in heaven. Thank you so much for everything.
Manriel Tan, November 19, 2020 Rest in Peace Sonny. You will be greatly missed. NTAPP is very fortunate to have a strong leader who lead this organization for so many years. Thank you for your love and support. Lou Camungol, November 19, 2020 Dr. Acosta My deepest sympathy on the loss of your beloved wife. May she rest in eternal peace. Judy Clarke jpclarke0415@yahoo.com, November 19, 2020 Our deepest condolences to the Agustines-Acosta family, especially to Dr. Eddie. We are grateful to have the opportunity to have worked with Dr. Asuncion. We will forever treasure her motherly advises. Eternal rest grant unto the soul of Asuncion, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in the Lord's perfect peace. Paalam po Doktora... Rose and Fernando Acuna, November 19, 2020 Uncle Eddie, our hearts are with you today. We will always remember her as our "Auntie Sony" and the visits we had. She had such a "giving" heart and we will cherish that memory. Know that we are here for you as well. Love and Prayers, The Ozeroglu Family Reggie, Cathy & Isaac Ozeroglu, November 19, 2020 I will forever be grateful of the opportunity you have given me, I will miss our talks about politics and our doggies. Rest in Peace Doc. Thank you. Rea, November 19, 2020 Dr. A. I am just so sorry about your wife’s passing. I pray the Lord will wrap you in His comfort and help you in your grief. May your family feel His love for you and that He will bless you with tender mercies to help you make it through. Michelle Morell, November 19, 2020 Dr. Acosta - I am so sorry to hear of your wife’s death. Please know that I am praying for you. I am grateful that I had the privilege of working with you at the McKinney rehab unit. It was while that I was there that I met your lovely wife. Take good care of yourself. God bless. Sincerely. Rose Rose Brungardt, November 19, 2020 We will miss you Sonnie! Glad that she was able to join us for our Golden Anniversary celebration last Feb and we are grateful for that! Rest in peace now my friend! We love you!
millie agcaoili, November 19, 2020 In behalf of Morris Ignacio and My whole Family, I would like To Thank Sister, Ninang Siony Acosta and Dr. Eddie Acosta for all the Support, love and Help for my Family. DoctorA Acosta Helped us in so many Different ways since 1999. We are so very Proud to be A Part of Her Legacy, " The Villa Asuncion Independent and Assisted Living. I thank Ninang Siony For " Her Trust For Us. I worked for Her At the Facility, At Her Clinic and Even at their Home, and also Morris and we earned for a living, The reasons we survived during those time that we just started here in the United States of America. We also sent money to the Philippines. And we helped a lot of our relatives. If not to Doctora, Probably we are already living in California, Not in Texas. Thank You Po Doctor Eddie sa Inyomg dalawa, both of you helped a Lot of Filipino People, and We appreciated po all the Big help for all of us. Up to now, Magkakaibigan pa kami nila Ate Mercy, Kuya Rene at lahat ng mga Pilipino na nag work sa Villa, and I love you all and all my co workers at Villa. We built like true Family and wonderful Friendship. I Praise The Lord Everytime I remembered all the Happy and great Memories we had with Dra Siony, and with everyone - our Friends sa Villa Asuncion. I thank God at naging Bahagi si Doctora sa Buhay namin bilang Kapamilya. Rest in Peace Ate Siony. May The Lord Give comfort during this Time of Sorrow for Dr. Eddie, Ate Edna, and to all the Members of the Agustines and Acosta Family and the Whole Clan. May The Lord Bless you all po. Be strong. Let us all pray for all of them po. Take care Everyone. Take good care po of your Health. Good bye Mahal na kaibigan at Aming Family Doctor. I love you much Doctora Asuncion Acosta and You will be missed. Maraming maraming salamat po sa lahat ng Pagmamahal, Supoorta at mga Tulong sa Lahat ng Mga Pamilyang Pilipino na Nabigyan mo ng kabuhayan o trabaho dito sa America. Your memories will remain in our hearts...... Thanks a Million po. Hanggang sa Muling Pagkikita sa Langit. In Heaven, There will be no more Sufferings, no More " Sicknesses in There po Doctora.
Margie Ignacio, November 18, 2020 We have lost a one of a kind Tita Sonnie and the world is dimmer for it......... may you rest soft , fly high and watch over all of us... Our deepest condolences and sympathies Tito Ed . May God give you comfort, peace and healing during this most difficult time. God bless and keep safe! Cecile, Al and Kim Claudio , November 18, 2020 Good afternoon, my name is Elsie, the youngest sister of Kuya Ging(Eduardo), together with my brother Emmanuel, sister in law Letty, niece Martita & my husband Wil are here to represent our family.. other members of the family Evelyn, Evangeline, Enrico, Esther &sister in law Nellie are all sad that they are unable to join us in person due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, but be assured that they are all with us in spirit. Ate Sonnie had been a member of our family for 50 years now. She is kindhearted & generous, she liked to share not only material things but also her knowledge, time, talent & energy. Sometimes I think she had mor energy than I did. Every year, together with some of you, she did Medical Mission work in the Philippines. Several times she invited me to join her, but I always said, “not this time, maybe next year”. Ate Sonnie as I mentioned earlier was a very generous person, maybe that’s why she loved to shop. She bought not only for herself, families or friends but I think she shopped for everyone. One time, I asked her why shy was buying a particular pair of shoes, she answered, “ oh I’m buying it for our priest, I think he is going to like this”. Another time, I asked her “why are you buying so many of the same thing?”, she answered “ oh they are for my employees, I think they will love them”. There is a saying “tell me what company you keep and I will tell you who you are”; this week I have received lots of text messages from their friend, personally met two of them, all asking how they can help. Almost every night, my husband Wil & I received delicious dinner plates from the rehab group & from Kuya Ging’s co workers. We continue to receive offerings of support, prayers, sympathies & condolences messages. Whenever I thank them, they all answered “she would have done the same thing for us”. My sister Evelyn said “we knew from early days that ate Sonnie was the love of Kuya Ging and I think ate Sonnie spoiled him. I called Kuya Ging one time while ate Sonnie was on her mission trip & I asked him if he had eaten, he answered “ oh Sonnie prepared food for me while she was gone & all I had to do was heat the.” Ate Sonnie, your memory will live on with all the people you have touched. She had made a difference for the better to so many family members, friends, colleagues, employees & patients. On behalf of the Acosta & Agustines families, thank you from the bottom of our heart for sharing our sorrow. REST IN PEACE ate Sonnie. God Bless her & Bless all of us Elsie & Wil Howard, November 18, 2020 The news was shocking to me. I coudn't tell you, Dr Asuncion Acosta, how grateful / appreciated my work with you. i was able to save and in turn helped my daughters who were in the Phil. then. That was a very big help. Well, you are just ahead of us, our stay here on earth is only temporary, sooner or later we'll follow and join our Creator too. Rest in peace Dr Asuncion.
Corazon, November 18, 2020 Days before I heard you were in the hospital, while searching for pictures of our out-of town trips in my computer, I accidentally came across the picture of you and Dr. Eddie on his 70th birthday. You and Dr. Eddie had contagious smiles that I copied for printing to send it to you this coming Christmas. While you were in the hospital I sent this picture, uploaded in this guest book, to Dr. Eddie. I will remember you as a generous President and CEO of Villa Asuncion. You were always prepared for Chirstmas gifts for Villa's residents and employees as well as the regular postmaster and UPS who deliversed mails and packages of the residents at the Villa. For over 12 Christmases I wrapped your gifts for a total of more or less 150 gifts, searching for sizes for each resident and employee. I remembered your immediate action on the request of our Chef Cook who said she needed a big mixer. Monday, you called me in the front of the building to bring down the mixer. Our first Nativity presentation at the Villa, participated by residents and employees, needed costumes. I requested you to buy some fabrics. But to my surprise you bought several rolls of fabrics and I said "Oh! It's like Divisoria". I remembered the skirt and blouse you gave me while we were rehearsing the dances for Dr. Eddie's surprised 60th birthday party. I was suprised when Bobby gave it to me because there was no occasion to receive from you such a beautiful dress. When I thanked you, I asked you "When do I wear it?", You said "Spring time". It is still in my closet. The first winter jacket, my favorite one, you gave me on my first Christmas at the Villa, I am still wearing it on winter time, tho you gave me jacket almost every Christmas. On Christmas of 2018, you gave me a beautiful red lace dress. I love it very much. I felt love by you. I created a file "Resident Daily Census" for my immediate response every time you call me to ask "How many residents do we have now?" The most treasure among my memories of you are your advices and sharing of your blessings. Rene and I love you and we will miss you. Goodbye Doctor, you are now in the hands of our Creator. Rest In Peace.
Merci Pugeda (and Rene), November 18, 2020
Words of appreciation for Dra. Sony Acosta is not enough to express my deepest gratitude to her. She and Doc Eddie provided me an employment at their facility, The Villa Asuncion Independent and Assisted Living for 20 fruitful years and for Memie for another 6 years. My family will forever be thankful to Dra. Sony and Doc Eddie for their generosity and compassion. May the Lord grant her eternal happiness in heaven with Him. Cris & Memie Ti-in, November 18, 2020 This picture was taken during the Medical Mission last January of 2015 with NTAPP where I also volunteered as part of the medical team. I remembered Dra. Acosta said to me, "WOW! nakilig naman ako to receive a bouquet of flowers. Ang tagal ko nang nakatanggap ng ganito." I saw a very happy face and she added, "Para naman akong nanalo ng Miss Universe nito. Hehehe" Dra. Acosta is a woman of compassion, great leadership and has a good sense of humor. She is like a good shepherd who knows how to take her of her flock. She may look stern at times but she knows how to crack a joke and make you laugh. Thank you for reaching out to people who cannot afford healthcare and medical assistance. May this legacy continue with NTAPP. I miss you po Dra. Acosta. May you rest in peace.
Christopher Davalos Ti-in, November 18, 2020
So sorry, Dr. Acosta, for the loss of your wife. Praying God will give you peace and comfort each day. Jann and Steve Ash, November 18, 2020 Thank you is the least I can say to you to show my appreciation for everything you have done for me. You will be missed. Fatima, November 18, 2020 We will definitely miss your presence in the clinic, Doc!! You were such a beautiful person inside and out. A simple THANK YOU will never be enough to express our gratitude to you and to Dr. Eddie. Rest in peace, Doc. We know that you're happy now with our Creator. We love you!! Til we meet again!!
Luvim, Homer & Candice, November 18, 2020
Thank you for being a good friend, TRULY GREAT DOCTOR - hard to find, harder to part with and impossible to forget. Doctor Acosta, I will miss you !!! ROSEANNE ABAYA-CRUZ, November 18, 2020 Dr. Eduardo G. Acosta, I am saddened by the early demise of your wife. May your wife's soul find peace & happiness in God's loving Kingdom & the perpetual light shine upon her. Pls accept my deepest sympathy and condolences praying that God will guide & give you strength in this time of grieving.
Tessie Alcantara-Raneses, November 18, 2020 Words are not enough to say goodbye but we would like to say Thank you Dr. Sonnie for all the words of wisdom you shared to us. You left us but wouldn't be forgotten. May you Rest In Peace and God Bless your soul always and forever. Paul and Imelda , November 18, 2020 What a beautiful tribute to Doctor Acosta! Dr. Acosta, and her staff have always been so gracious to me. I’ve not always been the best patient, because of my fear of having my BP taken. She was so kind to me, and I am so sad for her passing. I know she is in the presence of our Lord. Her faith was my best medicine. She will be greatly missed!
Jennafer Crawford , November 17, 2020 Mamita, I know you are in a much better place now. You are the most loving and generous "Ninang" (auntie) weve ever had. You and Ninong Eddie embraced us like your own children. You have been a great influential person in my life, you are also my best friend and mentor. You always reminded me to Love God, Country, and Family. I will miss our long happy conversations about Politics, Church, Business, and Family (Im very sorry Trump did not won the recent elections). Just recently i noticed shorter conversations with you that only lasted for few minutes, you mentioned that you are okay and you have other important things to attend. For what ever reasons there is always a purpose and God has always a better plan. Rest assured that we will continue our plans. We will take care of Ninong Eddie and we still plan to volunteer the NTAPP annual medical missions here in country to serve our countrymen in need after the pandemic. Mamita thank you for touching our lives. Your legacy lives on. We Love You.. Joseph Eduard C. Agustines, November 17, 2020 Will miss my Primary Care Doctor for many years and my best political ally when we had some spare time to talk politics during my office visits. She was a warm and friendly lady who, like I, lamented the direction this country is going morally and politically. may she rest in Peace ! John Pavuk, November 17, 2020 ATE SONNIE REST IN PEACE. WE LOVE YOU AND WE WILL MISS YOU. WERE GLAD YOU WERE A PART OF OUR FAMILY. WIL N ELSIE wilandelsie@gmail.com, November 17, 2020 Sonnie was loved & will always be remembered by her family, friends, colleagues & by Villa Asunción residents & staff. She was reserved, quiet & observant. a devoted & loving wife to our brother Eduardo (Ging). A religious person, she made it a point to invite a priest to give mass on Sundays & service residents at the Villa; was caring & generous to family,, friends, acquaintances & staff. Her generosity does not stop at buying gifts; she goes to Medical Missions in the Philippines to care for the sick; bring medical supplies & clothes. She was also active in the Philippines American Medical Group in their community & was President of the group 2 times. She enjoys playing classical music on her piano & entertained visiting Filipino artists/group. Orchids were her favorite & has a green house full of beautiful orchids, would give you cuttings if you are interested. One Christmas a surprised packaged arrived at our COOP at NYC , it turned out to be a big beautiful Nativity Set we have it on our sala all year round, another year, my sisters & I received sets of pots & pans, it goes on & on. she won’t say anything but will just surprise you with her generosity. REST IN PEACE SONNIE, you will be greatly missed by everyone who were blessed to have met you.& worked with you. Vangie Acosta, November 17, 2020 Dr. Acosta was my attending physician on an off for nearly 30 years. I got to know her really well, more than a physician, after I became a resident at the Villas in Princeton. We would visit and talk politics, faith, history, genealogy and our fur-babies. I know from first hand experience that she was a caring and loving person. I will miss her. May she Rest In Peace in the loving arms of our Heavenly Father. Barbara Orr, November 17, 2020 We are very saddened by the passing of our sister-in- law Ate SONNIE . She was generous to relatives and people in need. Her successful and long career in medicine was commendable. We admire her commitment to giving back to our native country Philippines thru her medical missions. She was deeply religious.Her strong entrepreneurial abilities as shown by her establishing a successful health facility Villa Asunción are very impressive. We appreciate greatly the love and caring that she had given our bother Kuya Ging. Ate Sonnie we will miss you. May you rest in eternal peace! God Bless! Teng and Lito Santos Lito and Esther A. Santos, November 17, 2020 Thank you Tita for the opportunity you gave me to work for you in the Villa. It is much appreciated. Rest in Peace Tita Sonnie. Bobby Pangilinan, November 17, 2020 Sonnie was a generous, caring sister in law. She surprised us with unexpected gifts. One year we all got nativity scenes made in Italy, another year we all got a set of pots and pans., we learned to expect the unexpected! I admired her abilities & determination to realize her goal to establish Villa Asunción and make it a success. It was fun going shopping with her and my brother in New York when they were shopping for some decorative items for the Villa.. They sure made some of the merchants really happy. I admired her for the yearly medical mission trips to.the Philippines, a way of giving back for all the blessings she had. Sonnie, you will be sorely missed. You made a difference for the better in so many lives. Rest In Peace.
Evelyn Acosta , November 17, 2020 Dr. Acosta has been my doctor for more than 10 years. I would see her 4 times a year for my condition. In fact I saw her recently, last month. We would never run out of things to discuss, and those were other than my health. I will certainly miss her. My next consult will definitely feel strange without heading to her clinic in Richardson and interacting with her and her staff. Manny Basilio, November 17, 2020 You are gone from our sights, but never from our hearts Nikki and Jun Fiel, November 16, 2020 Thank you very much for being a good boss and a very good friend. THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING !!!! WE WILL MISS YOU .... Jhimmy, Roseanne & Kris CRUZ, November 16, 2020 She has been very kind and loving "mom" / "grandma" to everyone of us. She taught us a lot on how to become a good person. I could say that I am truly blessed, thankful and will be forever grateful that I met her. We will surely miss you, Doc!! Thank you so much for the help and support. Rest in Peace. We love you!! Elle M., November 16, 2020 Every year, we are preparing and get excited when Tita Sonnie is returning to Polo (her hometown). I, kuya Jay Jay, are Nona and kuya Ton Ton are looking forward every year to fetch her in the airport. Starting next year, no Mamita will be arriving at the airport. This is very sad for the rest of our family. She always wanted all of us to be present during our meal time. We had a good conversation and laughter after the meal. You can tell through her eyes and face that she is happy being with us. We are forever grateful for having a Mamita like you. We promise to take care Tita Edna and Tito Eddie. We will miss you Tita Sonnie. Rest in Peace.
Edward Agustines, November 16, 2020 Dr Acosta has been my medical doctor for several years. Not only was she an excellent doctor, she reached out further when she sensed there was other mental issues involved. She lead me back to my church St Paul’s Catholic Church and showed nothing but love and support during the bad times. I’ll miss her very much. She changed the course of my life. Rest In Peace Dr Acosta. Terri Clements , November 15, 2020 Rest In Peace Dr. Sonny. Alice Decker, November 14, 2020 I am deeply saddened to hear of Dr Acosta passing she has been my doctor for over 20 years I'll be lost without her guidance as a doctor and person she was an inspiration Gayle Cotton , November 14, 2020 Dr. Acosta was Doctor to 4 generations of my family- my parents, myself, my son and grandson. I do not know what we will do without her. She has been our doctor for 40 years. Our hearts ache for her husband. We loved her and she loved us. I loved the conversations we had about her dogs. I could`nt wait to hear about her mission trips when got back She will be missed. Shirley McDaniel, November 14, 2020