It is with great sorrow that the family of Delia Duran Lunasin announces her passing, last Tuesday, April 18th, at age 88. Celebrating her recent birthday, she had a wonderful time dancing and enjoying the moment at a local event in Virginia.
A devoted wife and loving mother to three children, Delia was one of those rare individuals you just couldn’t help falling in love with the minute you met her. Immensely charming, captivating, and with an infectious sense of humor, she was a delight to all who knew her. Through her love and immeasurable generosity, Delia inspired everyone to be their best selves. One of her greatest passions was cultivating faithfulness, going on Catholic pilgrimages, and especially bringing back Holy Water. She had an unwavering faith in God, and her times for prayer were very sacred. So many will miss her.
Delia was born in Pasig Rizal, Manila, Philippines to Eufemio Vallejo Duran Sr. and Sixta Sapalicio Duran on April 2, 1935. She married Ricardo Rebullar Lunasin on July 14, 1962 in Kawit, Cavite, Philippines. She graduated from the University of Santo Tomas (UST) in Cubao, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines, and worked as a sales clerk in the 1970s for the Exchange at Bolling AFB in Washington DC, and later JCPenney in Eastover, Maryland. In 1980’s Virginia, she worked at Nepratex then Thalhimers in Norfolk, then Hecht’s in Virginia Beach (which later became Macy’s). She retired in 1997.
Besides working full-time, Delia was a loving mother to three children, and a devoted wife. She was a longtime faithful member of the Church of the Ascension. She loved her community and volunteered for the Kawit Families of Virginia, and the Bicol Association of Tidewater.
Delia was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Ricardo Rebullar Lunasin, brother Eufemio (Nonoy) Sapalicio Duran, Jr., father Eufemio Vallejo Duran, Sr., mother Sixta Sapalicio Duran, and sister Tomasa Sapalicio Duran.
She is survived by her sons: Elmer Duran Lunasin and Edgar Allan Duran Lunasin, daughter Eleanor Lunasin Nolan and her husband, Paul Nolan; brother David Sapalicio Duran and his wife, Felicidad of Fort Washington, MD, nephew Dennis Duran and his son, Jayden Duran, Desiree and her husband, Wes Basco, their son, Ronin and their daughter, Skylar, and brother George Sapalicio Duran of Antipolo City, Philippines.
Visitation will be on Wednesday, April 26th from 5 pm to 8 pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Southside Chapel, 5033 Rouse Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23462. Phone: (757) 422-4000.
Father Daniel Malingumu will be officiating a Mass service on Thursday, April 27th at 12:00 pm at the Church of the Ascension, 4853 Princess Anne Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23462. Phone: (757) 495-1886.
Afterward, there will be a procession to Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, 6309 E. Virginia Beach Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23502. Phone: (757) 455-2838.
Feel comfortable wearing any shade of lavender or a bright color of your choice to honor Delia’s favorite color.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made, in Delia Duran Lunasin’s name, to: https://everloved.com/life-of/
Condolences may be left at www.altmeyerfh.com
Our condolences to our dear friend Emer & the whole Duran & Lunasin family. May Delia rest in eternal peace with the heavenly angels.
My deepest condolences to the entire Duran-Lunasin family, especially to Emer and his siblings.
Ate Delia was kind hearted and a devoted Catholic.
May the Lord grant you peace and life everlasting. Rest In Peace Ate Delia.
You will be so missed by your family and friends, Auntie, but you left so many happy memories. It made us all happy to see pictures of you in your final (who knew) days and that you were so happy, dancing and celebrating your 88th birthday. We pray you will be dancing again in paradise, reunited with all your loved ones and in the company of Our Triune God, our Blessed Mother and all the angels. May God bless and keep your soul and grant you eternal rest and peace. To my dear friends Emer, Eleanor and Edgar, our family sends you love, prayers and our sincere condolences during this most difficult time. Please don’t hesitate to let us know how we can be of any assistance to you. ‘Love you guys!
Our condolences to the whole family especially to Emer, Edgar, Eleanor and husband Paul Nolan. May Delia rest in peace. The Kawit Families will surely miss you.
Our deepest condolences to Emer, Eleanor and Edgar. May Delia rest in peace.
My deepest sympathy to Emer, Eleonor, Edgar and to the rest of the family. Eternal rest grant unto Delia Lord. May she rest in peace🙏💕