OBITUARY

Mrs. Maria "Bel" Belinda Lacurom

August 6, 1967October 1, 2020
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Ms. Maria "Bel" Belinda Lacurom, age 53, of Chula Vista, California passed away on Thursday, October 1, 2020. "Bel" was born August 6, 1967 in Malolos, Bulacan , Philippines.

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Services

  • Visitation with Rosary-Vigil Service at 7:00 p.m.

    Friday, October 16, 2020

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  • Funeral Mass

    Saturday, October 17, 2020

  • Committal Service

    Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Memories

Mrs. Maria "Bel" Belinda Lacurom

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Merly Punsalan

October 16, 2020

Our prayers for family healing and for the repose of her soul.....

Josefina Balisan

October 16, 2020

To Lacurom family,

Our deepest condolences and prayers to you and the whole family!
May her soul Rest In Peace.

Sincerely,
Balisan Family

Barbara Ford

October 16, 2020

Lacurom RN, I am so sorry for your loss. I know I didn't know Belinda but I know her through you. I enjoyed having you as a partner in theTTA. God Bless you and your family at this time and always. Bless You. B. FORD RN.

RJD RJD Family

October 14, 2020

To Fred Lacurom and Family,
Although no words can really appease your loss, just know that we are with you in every thought and prayer.
May our dear Lord help you get through this difficult time and ease your pain.

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Biography

If anyone ever cared, really cared for someone else it would have to be Maria Belinda Lacurom. She was a warm hearted and well liked individual, and these wonderful traits came easily to her because she was such a sociable and amiable person, someone who was always making certain that those around her had whatever they needed. Belinda was a talkative person who was tactful at all times but typically said what she meant.

Belinda was born on SACRED HEART HOSPITAL in MALOLOS, BULACAN, PHILIPPINES. She was the daughter of VICTORINO AND LEONIDA BREBONERIA. Belinda was raised in MALOLOS, BULACAN. During her childhood she learned to be reliable and respectful. Belinda was an obedient child who wanted to win the favor of others. She found it easy to show sympathy and to perform kind acts for others. These admirable qualities would become a part of Belinda's personality throughout her life.

Though Belinda was frequently the one to initiate games and activities with her family, she was also quite often the family member who took the role of referee. Belinda was a peace-maker with an ability to resolve all sorts of family conflicts. In fact, Belinda worked conscientiously to keep those typical family spats at bay. Belinda was raised with 7 living siblings. She had four older sisters, Malou, Cristy, Vicky and May, one older brother Lando who died at early age and two younger brothers, August and Pendik. Belinda and her siblings had the typical rivalries while growing up, but they cared deeply for one another.

As someone who reveled in the sheer joy of her experiences, Belinda was always enthusiastic about new adventures. Although she had an exacting nature, Belinda was always tactful. One thing Belinda will certainly be remembered for is that, when she got up in the mornings, she was ready and raring to go. As a young girl, Belinda had a number of interests and was an active child. Belinda took part running track. She was a girl scout. In her spare time she liked playing with her siblings Belinda's memorable achievements included winning the track races and at the same time as the muse in their class.

For Belinda, the school routines were never a problem although she generally preferred variety to structure. She seemed to be able to start a project and work right through to its completion. And she was able to do it quickly and efficiently. Belinda was also adept at details. Belinda was very observant and was generally quick at picking up new things. She graduated from Marcelo H. Del Pilar High School in 1984. She enjoyed some courses more than others, having favorite classes and teachers. Her favorite class in high school was Math. She was always the muse in their class and Ms. Mathematician every year.

College can be a challenge, but Belinda appeared to be well equipped to succeed. She had a knack for staying focused and on track no matter what was going on around her. Belinda had the ability to work undisturbed through all of the constant interruptions that are a regular part of college life. Belinda enjoyed using the skills she'd already learned and applying them to new courses. She knew the facts and rarely made factual errors. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree major in Nursing from United Doctors Medical Center in 1990. She also pursued graduate school, earning her Masteral degree in Nursing from Pamantasan Ng Maynila in 2000.

There was one thing that all of Belinda's friends knew and will still remember, and that is that she was a talker. She could pretty much talk to anybody about anything. This quality is one of the primary reasons that Belinda was such a popular person throughout her life. But Belinda was also dependable, loyal and trustworthy. Belinda was the kind of person who simply radiated good fellowship. While she maintained personal standards and her own personal values, Maria Belinda was very accepting of others. With a distinct skill for working things out, Maria Belinda was often the person who would organize events. In fact, Maria Belinda was fairly comfortable playing the role of “host” for just about any occasion. When Maria Belinda made friends, she made true and lasting friendships. Milany San Pedro and Rose Bautista who were her classmates in college then Hope, Tess, Lorisa, Luchie, Glenda as close family friends.

Maria Belinda was a faithful and loving person. Some would even call her sentimental and a romantic at heart. Her kindness and consideration radiated an aura of warmth to those around her. Maria Belinda cared for what others thought and carried that into her marriage. On April 26, 1995 Maria married Ferdinand Gonzales Lacurom at Filinvest church of Manila. Compassionate and devoted, Belinda worked hard to make her new life partner happy.

Harmony was important to Belinda and she made every effort to maintain it with her family. Belinda was blessed with three children, Two sons, Bien and Matthew and one daughter, Makayla. Belinda was always conscious of the feelings others had. She was reasonable and understanding. As a result, Belinda was quick to solve disputes and did so without much fuss. Her secret of success in this area was simple: Belinda would listen before she would act.

Taking her work seriously came naturally to Belinda, and she expected the same from those around her. Belinda was a good team player, someone who was born to cooperate with others. She was what some would call a “people person” and it was demonstrated in her good communication skills. Belinda was a steady worker, one who was realistic about schedules. The kind of details that would give family members and work colleagues fits were situations that Belinda handled well. She could understand the details without getting lost in the broad “big picture.” Her primary occupation was a registered nurse. She was employed for 9 years in Jose Reyes Memorial Hospital as an Operating Room nurse then for 2 years as OR nurse in Sharp Hospital. Worked for another 11 years as Labor and delivery nurse with her last employment in Naval Medical Center San Diego. She brought harmony to her work environment, doing what was necessary in order to get the job done, while always maintaining respect for her colleagues.

A methodical woman, Belinda enjoyed spending time working on her various hobbies. She had no problem following all of the steps and instructions on a given project and was proud of the fact that she could have something to show for her efforts. Her favorite pursuits were cooking, baking, singing and dancing.

Belinda was one of those people who took pride in constantly putting forth her best effort. Nowhere was that more visible than in sports. Belinda was always enthusiastic and a great team player. In high school, Belinda ran track. Recreational sports included volleyball. Maria also liked being a sports fan and enjoyed following her favorite teams whenever she got the opportunity. Tops on her list were dancing.

Her keen interest in things that affected the lives of other people led Belinda to become actively involved in professional and community organizations. Because she was outgoing and worked well with others, Belindaa did her fair share of volunteer work. And she wouldn’t shy away from taking the lead on committees or events, either. She was a born list maker and was great at creating and sticking to schedules. In high school, Belinda was a member of the Math club.

Her high moral standards and traditional values served Maria well with her faith. Religion and faith were important to her. She was a member Mater Dei Church since 2009. She was well respected because she was such an outgoing individual who sought to help in any manner she could.

Not only did Belinda enjoy traveling, but she also seemed to enjoy planning all of those trips and vacations. She was a facilitator who could easily make up a near perfect schedule of all of the things to do and see. She rarely tired of going back and revisiting her favorite places. Favorite vacations included a trip in Hawaii, New Zealand, Cabo San Lucas cruise, Orlando Disney tour and Grand Canyon tour.

Belinda passed away on October 1, 2020 at at home. Belinda fought a brave battle against cancer. She is survived by her children Bien, 23 y/o, Matthew, 15 and Makayla, 7 Services were held at Glen Abbey Memorial Park for viewing and Mater Dei Catholic church for a mass intended for her. Belinda was laid to rest in Glen Abbey Memorial Park in San diego.

Belinda was a fantastic conversationalist who could engage just about anyone in a discussion. And whenever she said something, she meant it. Belinda was a down to earth person, outgoing and gregarious. She was without question the type of person who enjoyed experiencing things first hand. She was practical and sensible, but what friends and family will remember her for most is the fact that she was so understanding and kind. Everyone whose life she touched will miss Maria Belinda Lacurom.

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