OBITUARY

Susana Raquel Amas

December 31, 1937March 4, 2019
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Susana Raquel Amas, age 81, longtime resident of Arlington, Virginia passed away at her home on Monday March 4, 2019 surrounded by family and friends.

Susana is predeceased by her father Alfredo Raygada, her mother Flora Reyes de Raygada, her bother Manuel Raygada, her sister Irma Raygada, sister Genoveva Raygada and her beloved son, Marco A. Amas.

Susana is survived by her three daughters Maria Ferretti (Manuel), Susana Amas, and Ana Cristina Amas. She is lovingly remembered by her five grandchildren Monica Alcayaga, Cecy Delgado, Christian Velit, Joseph Salazar, and Carlo Ferretti. Susana also leaves behind her seven great grandchildren, whom she adored - Romario Alvarenga, Elias Alvarenga, Danilo Alvarenga, Gustavo Mendez, Genalise Mendez, Xareni Ramos, and Yalit Ramos.

Susana was born December 31, 1937 in Callao, Peru and immigrated to the Washington D.C. area over 60 years ago. She was an employee of the World Bank for over 30 years and retired in 1995. Susana loved entertaining friends at her home, socializing, cooking delicious Peruvian food, traveling all over the world, and volunteering at A Woman's Choice. She was a champion duck pin bowler, an avid Washington Redskins fan, and never missed an episode of Family Feud.

A visitation for Susana will be held Thursday, March 14, 2019 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Murphy Funeral Homes, 1102 West Broad Street, Falls Church, VA 22046. A funeral service will occur Friday, March 15, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at St. James Catholic Church, 905 Park Avenue, Falls Church, VA 22046. A graveside service will occur Friday, March 15, 2019 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM at National Memorial Park, 7482 Lee Highway, Falls Church, VA 22042.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.murphyfuneralhomes.com for the Amas family.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, March 14, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, March 15, 2019
  • Graveside Service Friday, March 15, 2019
REMEMBERING

Susana Raquel Amas

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Percy Raygada

March 12, 2019

Querida hermana, querida tía, querida tía abuela, querida madrina….cada año desde que decidiste hacer tu vida en Norteamérica nos visitabas para mantener viva esa unión de familia, ¡como disfrutábamos cada visita tuya! A veces el destino y los ángeles ponen situaciones con un propósito y creo que el viajar todos para celebrar los 90 años de tu hermano y de pasada devolverte esas innumerables visitas que nos hacías fue obra de algunos ángeles que tenemos, hoy te toca a ti visitar esos ángeles y nosotros quedarnos con tan lindos recuerdos. Te recordaremos siempre con esa sonrisa pícara que radiaba tu nobleza y tu alma blanca. Descansa en paz querida hermana, querida tía, querida tía abuela, querida madrina.
Yo soy la resurrección y la vida; el que cree en mi aunque este muerto vivirá. Juan 11:25
FAMILIA RAYGADA LEVERATTO

Dolores Wisecarver

March 11, 2019

As the director of A Woman’s Choice, I had the honor and pleasure of working with Susana every Monday since 2005. She wore her heart and her faith on her sleeve. Often in the counseling room she would share her great love for her family and reminded every woman that there is no greater gift than a child. I am certain over her 25 years of service, Susana was instrumental in saving the lives of many pre-born babies. I find comfort in knowing that she must be resting comfortably in the arms of our Heavenly Father as He says the words we all long to hear, “Well done, my good and faithful servant.” She will be greatly missed.

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