April 5, 1960 –December 31, 2016
Former Diocese of San Jose Payroll Administrator Olivia Perez, of San Jose, died suddenly on December 31, 2016. She was the youngest of three siblings. Olivia was raised in a warm and loving Catholic family. Her family moved to San Jose in 1967 to join other family members who had been living in California for many years.
Olivia graduated from Notre Dame High School in San Jose and attended Evergreen Valley College. She had a love for numbers and pursued her career in Finance. She had a long career in the high-tech world and eventually ventured into the non-profit sector. Olivia had so much love for her family and friends and devoted her entire life to taking care of her parents until they passed away.
Olivia was a very strong and independent woman. She was the pillar of the family and was always ready to help anyone who was less fortunate than her. She was loved by all who knew her and enjoyed her passion for life and her positive, can-do attitude. Olivia will be missed.
In honor of Olivia Perez, we are asking to make donations to the American Heart Association. Women often suffer from symptoms that are far different than the stereotypical chest pains that men experience.