Maria Morada Papa
Maria Morada Papa
  • January 24, 1929 - August 6, 2017
  • Stafford, Virginia

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Maria Morada Papa, 88, of Stafford passed away peacefully on August 6, 2017 after a prolonged battle with Alzheimer's. She was born on the Guimaras Island, Philippines on January 24, 1929 to Donata Nonescan and Juan Morada. She was the fourth child born out of five. She has one surviving sibling. Maria had a full life filled with love. She was widowed twice. She married Hilario Garde in 1950 and they had four children together. She was widowed in 1957 and remarried two years later in 1959 to Eufemio Papa. They had six children together and she was widowed for the second time in 2007. She is leaving behind eight surviving children, Nona McHenry, Lisa Allison, Elvira Lieb, Anselmo Papa, Juan Papa, Josephine Ciambetti, Perla McDonald, and Bart Papa. She also leaves nineteen grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Her loss leaves a great gaping hole where her presence used to be. She was our storyteller, our peacekeeper, a great creator of many things and our light through the storm. Her faith was a driving force for who she was. She walks with God and those that went before her.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00am on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at Mullins and Thompson Funeral Service, Stafford. Interment will be at 11:00am on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at Stafford Memorial Park.