OBITUARY

Virginia Calunsag Babiano

November 24, 1955May 3, 2021
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Virginia Calunsag Babiano, 65, passed away peacefully in her home on Monday, May 3, 2021 after 3 years of battling Ovarian Cancer. She is survived by her husband, William Babiano, and daughter and son, Wendy & William Jay Babiano. Her family stayed continuously by her side during her last few weeks and days. The family wishes to express appreciation to family and friends, the St. Jude Oncology & Palliative team for supporting her through her journey, and as well as the St. Joseph Hospice team for helping make her transition to heaven as peaceful as possible.

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, May 19, 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Thursday, May 20, 2021

  • Burial Will Follow Immediately

    Thursday, May 20, 2021

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Maria Teresa Agner

May 16, 2021

♥️We have white roses for Virgie, befitting for a lady like her. I browsed thru her memorial website, composed by her family. Tis a beautiful and wonderful testament to her as a person , a nurse, a wife, a mother, a child of God, a friend. She lived this world her way despite life's occasional challenges and strife, and left it to join her maker her way as well, very happy, at peace and content to know that she was surrounded by her loving family and friends. You are truly one proud wife and mother! You will remain forever in our hearts. ♥️ Jess and Tisay

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Biography

Virginia ("Virgie"/"Gie") was born to Iluminada & Vidal Calunsag on November 24, 1955 in the Philippines. She grew up with a large, loving family as the eldest sibling with 2 sisters and 4 brothers. Her family describes her as the most caring and kind-hearted person among her family. She worked hard to provide for and look after her parents and siblings, and gave her best to support her family throughout her life.

Virgie graduated with a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing from Divine Word University in the Philippines. She loved her work as a registered nurse in the OR & had memorable experiences in the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, & eventually the United States after immigrating in the early 90's. She made life-long friends along the way throughout her career and was well-known for her smile, laugh, & positive energy.

Virgie was a loving wife to William Babiano & mother to Wendy & William Jay Babiano. William & Virgie raised their family throughout California and settled down in the small town of Eagle Rock in 1997. Virgie was diagnosed with Stage IV Ovarian Cancer in August 2018. The family took advantage of her stronger days and times in remission by praying together, watching movies and her favorite shows such as Mr. Bean, and taking small and large family trips and vacations including her favorite trips to Hawaii & the Philippines.

Virgie enjoyed gardening, spending time with loved ones, reading prayers, and was well remembered to be a child of God. She was a parishioner at St. Dominic Catholic Church for 20 years until the family moved to Buena Park in 2018. She used the power of prayer and God's guidance to give her strength & help her fight through her cancer journey. The family is consoled that she is now in peace within the arms of the Lord.