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Felino Antonio Soriano

October 17, 2018
Felino Antonio  Soriano
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Obituary for Felino Antonio Soriano

Felino Antonio Soriano, after an 18-month battle with cancer, passed away on October 17, 2018, surrounded by family and loved ones in his home in Santa Maria, CA. He was only 44 years old.

A viewing will take place on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 from 4:00pm – 8:00pm at Dudley-Hoffman mortuary in Santa Maria. A rosary and memorial service of his life will be held on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 10:00am at Saint John Neumann Church in Santa Maria. There will be a potluck reception following the memorial from 12:30pm – 4:00pm at the parish hall at John Neumann Church.

Felino was born in Santa Maria to Willie and Joan Soriano on August 23, 1974. After graduating from Santa Maria High School in 1992, Felino later attended Alan Hancock College where he began to foster his love of learning and classical and critical thinking through his study of philosophy and social sciences.

Felino met his wife Gabriela in 2004 while both worked at United Cerebral Palsy (UCP). In 2010, they married and made a life for themselves and their family in Santa Maria. For the last 6 years, Felino served as the Director of Independent & Supported Living at UCP where he led and provided training on the implementation of programs that provide support to adults with developmental disabilities.

Felino was a wonderfully talented and widely recognized poet whose love of jazz music and philosophy served as a daily inspiration for and permeated through his writing. Since 2006 he has had over 5,000 poems published in over 600 online and print journals. Since 2008 he has had 76 print and electronic collections of his poetry accepted for publication. In 2017 he was the winner of the erbacce-prize for poetry.

Felino is survived by his wife Gabby, their daughters Deisy, Angel, April, and Mia, his mother Joan, his brother Darius, and his grandchildren Jaydan and Alaiya.

The family of Felino Soriano wishes to extend our sincere thanks to all the family, friends, and former colleagues who have extended condolences and offered such moving memorials of Felino.


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