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Desposoria Capuso Parreno

Jan 2, 1930 - Mar 17, 2021 (Age 91)

Huntington Beach, California


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Forest Lawn - Cypress Obituary

Desposoria Capuso Parreno, or what her loved ones fond to call her Nanay Daisy or Lola Posor, aged 91, a resident in Huntington Beach, CA until the time of her passing was welcomed in God's heavenly family March 17, 2021.

She was a good daughter. She was born to Dionisio Capuso and Felicidad Saldo on January 2, 1930 in Dumarao, Capiz, Philippines. She has nine siblings and she was fourth to the youngest.

She was a loving wife to her husband Demetrio Parreno. Their thirty years age difference did not hinder her from falling in love with him and got married at the age of 16.

She was a doting mother and has reared eight successful children. She also nurtured well the four children from the previous marriage of her husband which she dearly loved as her own.

She was a caring grandmother At present, she has twenty-eight grandchildren and twenty-two great-grandchildren. She had unique experiences of love and care for all of them. She looked after them, took care of them and even provided everything they needed.

She was a dedicated businesswoman. Although she only completed six years of primary education, she was brilliant in arithmetic which made her a good businesswoman. She started with trading rice (buy and sell) in Iloilo and there were days she did not return home to maximize her profits in order to bring food and money to her family. Because of her perseverance, she was also able to help send her children to schools and in particular some of her daughters to nursing schools. When she went to America, she continued her business-minded attitude. She ventured into the buy and sell of various products and whatever amount she earned, she used it to help her growing family. She continued to display her strong work ethic when she immigrated to the US in the 1980s working various jobs to provide for her family back in the Philippines.

She was a brave adventurer. When she went home to Manila, she preferred to ride a jeepney to her trips to Baclaran or Divisoria because she found these reliable, compared to riding taxis where she might get lost! She continued these in the US where she memorized all the bus routes all over Southern California and took it courageously and even knew all the bus drivers there.

She was a skilled, beautiful, and happy woman. She was good at dressmaking. She would dress well for occasions from scarves, hats, dresses to blazers. She never left the house without wearing red lipstick. She liked to socialize. She was the queen of the dancefloor, enjoyed ballroom dancing, and loved to dance with her grandchildren. She also enjoyed playing coin machine slots in the casinos in the US. Eating Ibos (rice cake) with mango, Suha (Pomelo), Bagoong (Shrimp Paste), Daing (Dried Fish), Dilis (Anchovies) and Kalkag (Rock salt) were her happiness and completed her day. Her special dish was atchara (papaya pickles) which toppled every atchara in town and everyone liked it. Moreover, her smiles and laughs were contagious that brought everyone's spirits up.

She was an unconditional giver. She gave advice to everyone from her children to grand and great-grandchildren that inspired them to live. She helped every family member in different situations in their lives. She shared what she could as a gesture of her love and care.

She is survived and will be deeply missed by her eight loving children: Susan, Nando, Nono, Linda, Gladys, Joy, Arlene and Gina, twenty-eight grand children and twenty-two great grandchildren.

Her Funeral services will be held at Forest Lawn, Cypress, CA on the following dates: Viewing on Friday, May 7, 2021 from 2pm to 4pm and Memorial Service on Monday, May 10, 2021, 2pm to 3pm. A Zoom link and Facebook Live for our loved ones, family, and friends here and overseas will be posted for everyone to follow.

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