Victor C. Corpuz

May 16, 2015

Victor C. Corpuz

VICTOR C. CORPUZ – of Charlestown, Saturday, May 16th. Beloved husband of Lita Doza-Corpuz. Devoted father of Lita Victoria Fernandez and her husband Jaime of the Philippines, Maria Clarice Corpuz of Charlestown, and Bernice Corpuz and her fiancé Seth Freedman of Woburn. Loving brother of Arsenio Corpuz of the Philippines and the late Rosalia, Maximo, Alvaro, and Pedro. Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Tuesday, May 26th at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 10. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to call at the Funeral Home on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made in his memory to Massachusetts General Hospital’s Corrigan Minehan Heart Center, c/o Mass General Hospital Development Office, 165 Cambridge Street, Suite 600, Boston, MA 02114. Tax-deductable tribute gifts can also be made on Mass General’s website at http://www.massgeneral.org/heartcenter/

OBITUARY:

Victor C. Corpuz, of Charlestown, died on Saturday, May 16th at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston after suffering cardiac arrest. His beloved wife of 49 years, Lita Doza-Corpuz, and his daughters were by his side.

Victor was born in rural Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines in 1934. He was the fourth of 6 children of the late Isaac and Selvina (Cacatian) Corpuz. He was sadly predeceased by his sister, Rosalia, and brothers, Maximo, Alvaro, Pedro.

Victor met the love of his life, Lita, while attending a birthday party on a rainy day in 1959. They married in 1966 and eventually bought a home in Quezon City, where they happily raised their daughters, Lita Victoria (Corpuz) Fernandez, Maria Clarice Corpuz, and Bernice Corpuz. They also welcomed many relatives to stay with them in their humble home.

Prior to immigrating to the USA in 1991, Victor worked for the Philippine Coast Guard, where he proudly rose to the rank of Colonel in the Judge Advocate General’s Office. While living in Woburn and later in Charlestown, he worked for Gillette Co. in South Boston until he was laid off in 1998. Then, he became a fulltime stay-at-home dad; he took care of the home while his wife worked 2 jobs to support the family.

Victor was a religious man of Catholic faith, a loving husband, a devoted father, a generous brother, a loyal friend and relative, and a friendly neighbor. He enjoyed cooking, shopping, watching the Red Sox, keeping up with the news, and chatting with family and friends. His favorite pastime, however, was listening to music. Prior to his illness, he loved dancing to waltz, cha-cha, and Filipino tunes. He will be missed for his charm, wit, and unique dance moves.

At the age of 80, he passed away with a rosary in his right hand and Patti Page’s “Golden Hits” album playing in his hospital room.

He is survived by his wife, Lita, his daughters, Lita Victoria (Corpuz) Fernandez and her husband Jaime, Maria Clarice Corpuz, and Bernice Corpuz and her fiancé Seth Freedman, his brother, Arsenio, and many relatives in the US and the Philippines.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to share their stories and fond memories of Victor.

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Tuesday, May 26th at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 10. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to call at the Funeral Home on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made in his memory to Massachusetts General Hospital’s Corrigan Minehan Heart Center, c/o Mass General Hospital Development Office, 165 Cambridge Street, Suite 600, Boston, MA 02114. Tax-deductable tribute gifts can also be made on Mass General’s website at http://www.massgeneral.org/heartcenter/

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  1. OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO CORPUZ FAMILY , VIC-VIC CLARICE, BERNICE & ESPECIALLY TO MNG. LITA. OUR THOUGHT & PRAYERS ARE W/ YOUR FAMILY. MAY YOU REST IN PEACE MNG.VIC.

  2. Pamana and my family extends our sympathies to the family of Victor Corpuz. God grant your son, Victor eternal peace.

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