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Woodlawn Funeral Home & Woodlawn Memorial Gardens

6329 E. Virginia Beach Blvd, Norfolk, VA

OBITUARY

Mrs. Purita Darang

August 3, 1940November 27, 2019
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Purita Aguirre Darang, 79, passed away November 27, 2019. Purita, also known as Meemaw was born in the Philippines and was preceded in death by her parents, Principio G. and Priscilla C. Aguirre; loving husband of 51 years, Wilfredo O. Darang; brothers, Genaro, Arturo, and Oscar Aguirre; and sister-in-law, Yolanda. She was a devout teacher; serving her community for over 35 years in the public school system (Virginia Beach and Norfolk), Tagalog classes, and CCD. Purita was a longtime member of St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church. She was an active member of the Pangasinan Association of VA, United Ilocano Association of Tidewater, Hiram Club, SCAPA, FANHS of Hampton Roads, and a volunteer at the Sandler Center.

Left behind to cherish her memory are her daughters, Wilita Schools (Todd) and Wilma Howes (Heath); son, Wilfred Darang (Kelly); grandchildren, Garrett Lassiter, Zoe Mathis (William), Alaina Eley (CJ), Ava Schools, Jacob Seib, Sophia Darang, Hamilton Howes, Wheeler Howes; great-grandson, Maghnus; siblings Nancy A. Dimaano (Emmanuel), Romeo C. Aguirre (Gloria); sisters-in-law, Elsa and Jennifer Aguirre; Virginia family, Jon Dimaano and Didi Klink (Travis) and their children; and a multitude of family and friends.

Please come celebrate Purita’s zest for life by wearing your most festive attire and bling! The family will receive friends at Woodlawn Funeral Home, 6329 E. Va. Beach Blvd. on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 from 4-8 p.m. with the novena to begin at 7 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church on December 5, 2019 at 11 a.m. Interment will be at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, followed by a reception. Condolences may be offered to the family and online at www.woodlawngroup.com

  • FAMILY

  • Principio G Aguirre, Father (deceased)
  • Priscilla Aguirre, Mother (deceased)
  • Wilfredo O. Darang, Husband (deceased)
  • Genaro Aguirre, Brother (deceased)
  • Arturo Aguirre, Brother (deceased)
  • Yolanda, Sister-in-law (deceased)
  • Wilita Schools (Todd), Daughter
  • Wilma Howes (Heath), Daughter
  • Wilfred Darang (Kelly), Son
  • Garrett Lassiter, Grandchild
  • Zoe Mathis (William), Grandchild
  • Alaina Eley (CJ), Grandchild
  • Ava Schools, Grandchild
  • Jacob Seib, Grandchild
  • Sophia Darang, Grandchild
  • Hamilton Howes, Grandchild
  • Wheeler Howes, Grandchild
  • Maghnus, Great Grandchild
  • Nancy A. Dimaano (Emmanuel), Sibling
  • Romeo C. Aguirre (Gloria), Sibling
  • Elsa Aguirre, Sister-in-law
  • Jennifer Aguirre, Sister-in-law
  • Jon Dimaano and Didi Klink (Travis) (And their kids), Virginia Family
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Wilfred Darang
  • Heath Howes
  • Emmanuel Dimaano
  • Garrett Lassiter
  • Todd Schools
  • Hamilton Howes

Services

  • Visitation and Prayer Service Wednesday, December 4, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, December 5, 2019

Memories

Mrs. Purita Darang

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Eirene Espinoza

December 3, 2019

Auntie Purita was a great friend of my Dad and the Espinoza family is sorry to hear of her passing. She was kind and full of life. RIP Auntie Purita and our deepest condolences to the family.

ELSA Bonoan

December 2, 2019

Our dear Willete, Wilma, Wilfred and Family,With our heartfelt sympathies and condolences. We pray the love of God enfolds you and your families during your journey through grief. We send you thoughts of comfort. May the sorrow you feel in your hearts lighten by the love that surrounds you and may you all take comfort in knowing there is one more angel above us. Love hugs and prayers. Auntie ELSA and Uncle Tony Bonoan 🙏🙏🙏❤️❤️❤️

Amanda Lawler

December 2, 2019

Willie, Wilma, Wilfred, and families, my heart is with you all as you mourn the passing of your sweet mother. Rest easy in the many memories that you all shared with her. Sending my love and sympathies, Mandy xo

Randy & Martha Howes

December 2, 2019

We miss our Balae Purita very much already! The good Lord broke the mold after creating her. She was one of a kind! She would brighten a room when she entered and her kind humor would bring many smiles and sometimes raucous belly laughs. She always dressed to the nines and even made a hospital gown look like a million bucks! We love you Purita and we pray that all of your family, friends and loved ones will weather the storm of your passing. May the Peace of the Lord be with you forever!

John Bradshaw

December 1, 2019

Dear Willie and Family,
So sorry to hear about Mrs. Darang. I will keep your entire family in my prayers.

David and Kelly Suda

November 29, 2019

We will miss you. Even though we moved away from Virginia Beach, we always thought of you. Thank you for joining me for my first time at Jollibee as well. May your family stay strong during this time of sadness knowing that the happy memories of you will always live on.

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