Maria Corazon Vergara Lucina

Jul 4, 1958 - Aug 26, 2021

East Lawn Memorial Park
4300 Folsom Boulevard
Sacramento, CA, 95819

Obituary

It is with heavy hearts and a profound sense of loss that we share the sad news of the passing of Corazon Vergara Lucina, on August 26, 2021, in Fairfield, California, due to pancreatic cancer.

Bubut, as she was fondly called, was born in the Philippines on July 4, 1958, the 7th of nine children of Florentino and Miguela Vergara, her siblings being Jojo, Ogie, Jing, Lulu, Nimfa, Agnes, Tessa and Rene (+). She graduated from the University of Santo Tomas in Manila with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Literature in 1981.

She was pure joy. She was bubbly, fun-loving, and irrepressible–and had a wacky sense of humor that often left her captive audience in stitches. She loved singing, dancing, traveling, entertaining, walks along the beach, huge family reunions, and playing the piano.

Above all, she loved her family. She was a loving wife to Tito, a devoted mother to Pamela, Angelique, Veronica, Paul, Peter, Kristine and their significant others. Bubut was a doting grandmother to Benjamin, Lucas, Laila, Kayden, and Mason. Her family meant the world to her.

She was thoughtful, dependable, warmhearted, introspective, and prayerful. She had a deep, unwavering faith in God which enabled her to pull through times of difficulty and uncertainty.
She was a wonderful, caring, giving person. Indeed, Corazon was all heart. It is no wonder, then, that weeks before she passed away, she was surrounded by grateful relatives and friends, all of whom will miss her terribly.

Her Journey’s Just Begun
Don’t think of her as gone away-
her journey’s just begun,
life holds so many facets-
this earth is only one.
Just think of her as resting
from the sorrows and the tears
in a place of warmth and comfort
where there are no days and years.
Think how she must be wishing
that we could know today
how nothing but our sadness
can really pass away.
And think of her as living
in the hearts of those she touched.
For nothing loved is ever lost-
and she was loved so much.
~Ellen Brenneman~

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  • Sandy and Paulo Vergara says:

    We will always love and miss you Tita Bubut. You were always such a positive person and so beautiful and vibrant. You genuinely loved life and you loved your family so much, but most of all you loved God. You always trusted in his will and you were not afraid to go home. You are with God now celebrating eternity with all our family that has gone before us. We will continue to pray for you, Tito, your kids and grandkids and all the family with this devastating loss. Rest in eternal heaven Tita! We love you!

  • Vu Family says:

    Tita Bubut… Tita Liberty… Tita Gorgeous… Thank you for always showing us how to live life to the fullest. I will miss your vibrant personality and the love you show towards all of our family. I will miss you terribly. May you find peace and happiness with our creator. Rest in paradise… until we’re all together again.

  • Teresita Dibartolo says:

    To my dear cousin,CORAZON(bubut)
    “WE KNOW ONLY TOO WELL THAT WHAT WE ARE DOING IS NOTHING MORE THAN A DROP IN THE
    OCEAN. BUT IF THE DROP WHERE NOT THERE,THE
    OCEAN WOULD BE MISSING SOMETHING. ”

    MOTHERE TERESA.

  • Brenda and Edson Aquino says:

    Our deepest condolences to the family. Prayers for healing and strength, during this time of your loss. May her soul rest in peace🙏

  • Evelyn Vergara says:

    Dearest Bubut – You may be gone physically, but in our hearts you’re present forever. I’ll always remember you, the way you are, vibrant, always smiling, laughing and full of life.
    Thank you for being a caring sis-in-law, whose words of encouragement uplifted my spirit at the time I needed it most.
    Rest in eternal peace for you are now with GOD and reunited with the rest of the family. We love you. – Evelyn

  • Helen Pamular says:

    My dearest Bubut, I will miss you, your vibrant personality and how you made it a point to share moments with us, your Cocomark friends when you come home for a short break. You always makes us feel important. We want you here but God wants you in His arms already. I will always love you. ❤️ Praying for your loved ones. 🙏

  • Edith2 Echiverri says:

    We will surely miss you Bubut.A very lively lovable person with a very pleasing personality.I admire your positive attitude towards this malady.But the picture I see from this situation is the PURE LOVE OF YOU AND FAMILY This is a lesson for us to remember YOUR TRUST AND LOVE IN GOD is beyond one’s comprehension.You are so blessed that one morning I just decided to play a piece for you .The tune that depicts the emotion myfamily to you and love ones..RIP my dear Bubut and GOD BLESS…Forever you will SHINE. Thank you. MANANG Edith Echiverri and family.

  • Lerma Reyes says:

    My dearest Bubut-my heart is heavy for leaving us so soon.. Thank you for your love, thoughtfulness & friendship over the years. I’ll surely miss your greetings & text every occasion ( b-day, Mother’s Day etc.). You’re such an encouragement with your vibrant & positive attitude. We’ll surely miss your contagious laughter. I’m praying for God’s comfort & strength for your bereaved family esp. during these difficult time. Rest assured you will always be in our hearts. Till we meet again! Love you❤️

  • Feroz, Tita and Nadir says:

    My dearest Bubut,
    Remember when Tito and you came over to visit us. You wanted me to stay with you in your hotel so we don’t waste time being together.
    I did and we had so much fun, especially sleeping time when we pushed Tito to the edge of bed. Very lucky he didn’t fall down. Hilarious.
    I’m glad we did that. We were together every single minute of your very short stay here in London.
    Those days will be treasured forever.
    Rest in peace now. Love you. X

  • Rose Labrador says:

    My Dearest Mi Amiga Bubut

    Our friendship may have deepened to an immeasurable depths. Last Aug 12 was the last video call we had , I can not find a word to console you. I am trying to hold on to my emotions but the irony of it, you were the one consoling me as I can not control my tears.

    God is so good as she prepared you emotionally and spiritually for your last journey despite your young age. Farewell for now my best amiga till we meet again in d other life. Meanwhile, enjoy d company of d angels and saints.

    You may be gone my dear but the memories and friendship 😢we have are the things I will treasure forever

    Rest in Peace my friend 🙏🏼🙏🏼 Till we meet again❤️

  • Marlyn Malinao says:

    A Dear Friend has left with a great memory

    It hurts me when i learned that you suffered with a great C and asked the heaven to rescue you and give you one more healthy life but He has a great plan for you. I admired you for being strong and a postive attitude to face the circumstances. Rest in peace my dear friend Bubut. You will always be remembered with love.

    Marlyn

  • Etchin & Odit Sumagang says:

    Hi Bubut,

    We truly treasure the time we were together in our workplace. May your memories be a blessings to all our friends and workmates. Rest assured of our prayers. May you rest in peace with our Father in heaven. We love you!

  • JOHN DIBARTOLO says:

    To TITO and children and all the Fam. It’s hard to believe that Dearest Cora left us,in our last call She said “It had to be me!”.
    Thing is that, that Bell Will till for all of US in turns..
    Dearest Cora rest in Peace WE Loved you and I’ll Love you always, a Big hug to you all.

    From JOHN.

  • Beth Olizon Narcelles says:

    Beloved Bubut. Words cannot express the gratitude I have for having you as a cousin and a friend. The memories we shared will forever be cherished. Will miss you Bubut. Rest in peace.

  • Biyong De Leon says:

    Dear Tito & Family,

    We are very sorry for the loss of dear Cora. In this difficult time, we will keep you in our thoughts and continued prayers for your comfort and peace. Rest assured, she is resting with our heavenly Father and her love for you all lives on.

    We’re here for you, ‘To.

    Love,
    Christel & Biyong

  • Bia Santamaria says:

    Being Your older sister Lulu’s classmate from kindergarten, I knew you since you were just a tiny little kid. Lulu and I used to hang around your house on weekends.
    I have always had a special fondness for you and your family.
    I specially admire your great faith in God which made you accept the sickness graciously and bravely. We were all witnesses to the outpouring of love your family surrounded you with during those beautiful last days of your life.
    You have left them the most beautiful memories they will forever treasure!
    Rest in God’s loving embrace now, Bubut…

  • Eugene & Christine Choi says:

    To our Dearest Tita Liberty,

    It’s hard to come to into terms that you are no longer here with us…there are way too many memories to share. But I do want to Thank you for letting me stay/sleep over in your home many times in my younger years, which developed a close relationship with your daughter Angelique. I am deeply broken from your sudden passing but knowing you are in a better place gives us all comfort. I am beyond thankful to have had you in our lives for so many years. We love you & we will see you again.

    To the Rest of the family, Eugene and I extends our deepest condolences ❤️

  • josefina constantino says:

    great job

  • josefina constantino says:

    I thought of you today,
    But that is nothing new
    I thought about you yesterday
    And days before that too.

    I think of you in silence
    I often speak your name
    Now all I have are your loving vivid memories-

    …..your beautiful garden now stands alone, missing the one who nurtured them…
    …. your flowers still bloom, and the sun still shines.

    ….yung mga gabi-gabi face time calls for family updates….
    ….yung mga paalala mo sa isat-isa…

    Words can’t capture how much we will miss your insightful spirit,

    …. but to paraphrase Robert Frost,
    you took .. “the road less traveled by, and that has
    made all the difference.”

    You taught us all something new and these will change
    us forever.

    Remembering you is easy,
    I do it everyday
    But missing you is a heartache that never goes away
    I hold you tightly with in my heart

    And there you will remain as long as I live.

    God knew you were the one to save,
    He has a spot in His Garden that needed a gentle soul,
    He took you Home to get some rest,

    At this time I must let YOU go,
    Your loving memories I will keep a flow.

    ANG MGA PAALAM AY MADALAS MAHIRAP SABIHIN,
    SOBRANG MASAKIT SILA
    KAHIT WALA KA SA AMING MGA PALIGID,
    MANANATILI KA PA RIN SA ISIP, PUSO AT BUHAY SA IYONG HINAWAKAN AT NADAMA SA IYONG MGA MAHAL SA BUHAY. …
    ANG IYONG SWEETHEART TITO, IYONG MGA MAHAL NA ANAK PAMELA &BRIAN, ANGELIQUE & NICK, VERONICA & BLAINE, PAUL, PETE, KRISTINE AND MGA APO….

    REST IN PEACE MAHAL NA PINSAN…. MARIA CORAZON “BUBUT”,

    SA ATING MULING PAGKIKITA….

    MGA PINSAN CONSTANTINO

  • Victor and Mariechelle Nanadiego says:

    We remember all the times we spent together, all of which testifying how Cora was fun-loving, vibrant and a good friend! So glad we have those memories.

    We can hardly believe how quickly it all happened. Seems Iike we were all just laughing heartily. It saddens us so much. But while we cannot understand why certain things happen, our faith teaches us that our God is good and all His plans are for our good because He loves us. We full heartedly believe that He had prepared a beautiful special place for Cora. She believed that, too, which is why she wasn’t afraid. And so she not only left us with beautiful memories but with her strong faith to hold onto as well.

    We know she is praying for all of us now. And she is helping to prepare a place for us, too, where she will be there to welcome us with her big beautiful smile, and arms wide open.

  • Agnes Macam says:

    To my sister bubut I will love and miss you always. You will be forever in my heart ❤ 💙 💜 💖 💗 💘 ❤ . Till we meet again.

  • Abbey C. says:

    My Dear Cora Babe,
    I will always remember you as my funny, generous and loving friend. I still remember the days when you were there for us during the time we are still settling here in the US. You helped us a lot, took us to grocery stores, cook for us, exchange recipes. Until this time my family and friends enjoy your Leche flan recipe. You became the Ninang for my boys, I’m so lucky to spend and create memories with you. Keep smiling. You will be forever in my heart. I will truly miss you. Please give my mom hugs and kisses. Until we meet again.

  • Jing and Tec Vergara says:

    To my dearest darling Bubut,
    Oh God please hold Cora in your loving arms and let her Rest in Peace in your beautiful heaven. Please God let my darling Bubut sleep in your loving arms
    WE LOVE YOU FOREVER 🌹🌹🌹

  • JYuvienco says:

    Bubut, rest now in the bosom of our Creator.

    Through your faith and kind deeds and words, you’ve earned your place in heaven. 🙂

  • Nimfa & Ramon Villamor says:

    A very loving,caring,devoted,dedicated mother ,sister,wife,sister in-law and a friend .A good cook (gourmet ) .May you Rest In Peace sister Corazon.May the holy angels and saints welcome you in heaven together with our loved ones.We will missed you very much sister.Our prayers will go for you every day.

  • To Bubut, we envy you as you are now in the midst of our LORD Savior and Creator with everlasting rest and peace that you deserve. I am sure all our dear family gone before you have welcomed you with open arms. You will remain in our hearts and will always be remembered. That’s a guarantee.
    To Tito and family, our sincerest sympathies for your loss, rest assured that she is no longer in pain and resting in eternal peace.

  • Ed and Maria San Pedro says:

    Our deepest condolences to Tito and family. Our prayers are with you during this difficult time. May God bless her soul and may she rest in peace.

  • Tessa Vergara Yuvienco says:

    My dearest sister Bubut,

    No words can express my grief. You were full of life, and yet gone too soon. But this poem has given me comfort because I know that you will forever be in the loving bosom of our Father.

    IF TOMORROW STARTS WITHOUT ME

    When tomorrow starts without me and I’m not there to see.
    If the sun should rise and find your eyes all filled with tears for me,
    I wish so much you wouldn’t cry the way you did today.
    While thinking of the many things, we didn’t get to say.
    I know how much you love me, as much as I love you,
    And each time you think of me, I know you will miss me too.
    But when tomorrow starts without me, please try to understand.
    That an Angel came and called my name. And took me by the hand,
    And said my place was ready. In heaven far above.
    And that I’d have to leave behind all those I dearly love.

    But as I turned to walk away, a tear fell from my eye.
    For all my life, I’d always thought, I didn’t want to die.
    I had so much to live for. So much left yet to do.
    It seemed almost impossible. That I was leaving you.
    I thought of all the yesterdays. The good ones and the bad.
    I thought of all the love we shared, and all the fun we had.
    If I could re-live yesterday Just even for a while.
    I’d say goodbye and kiss you. And maybe see you smile.
    But then I fully realized. That this could never be.
    For emptiness and memories, would take the place of me.
    And when I thought of worldly things I might miss come tomorrow
    I thought of you. And when I did, my heart was filled with sorrow

    But when I walked through heaven’s gates, I felt so much at home
    When God looked down and smiled at me, from His great Golden throne
    He said, “This is eternity. And all I’ve promised you.
    Today your life on earth is past. But here life starts anew
    I promise no tomorrow. But today will always last.
    And since each day’s the same There’s no longing for the past.
    You have been so faithful, so trusting and so true
    Though there were times you did some things You knew you shouldn’t do
    But you have been forgiven and now at last you’re free.
    So won’t you come and take my hand and share my life with me.”

    So when tomorrow starts without me, don’t think we’re far apart
    For every time you think of me, I’m right here, in your heart.

    ~David Romano

  • Lloyd and Jacque says:

    Tita Bubut you will be forever missed by all of us. You can finally rest with Tito Rene and Mama2. We will miss your loving personality, your laugh, and your caring heart. Heaven has gained such an amazing angel. We love you and miss you.
    Lloyd & Jacque.

  • Cherrie Canlas says:

    My Condolences to Tito,Pam,Angelique Nica and the rest of the Lucina and Vergara Family…

    Maria Corazon Liberty Vergara Lucina – Gorgeous,Silly,Funny,Kind,Appreciative,Generous and Loving person!.I will really miss you bff our breakfast,lunch together, our tsismisan and your silly jokes..Im so fortunate/blessed to be your bff, I didn’t only had a friend to you but i gained sister and family. Thank You for your kindness and loved to me and my family..All our good memories are embedded in my heart! Thank you for the friendship.Thank you for the love Gorgeous and Gourmet Lady!!! Till we meet Again BFF!!!

    Love,
    Che

  • Peachy, Oliver, Kyle & Max Libardo says:

    Tita Bubut/Lola Liberty,

    We will miss your bubbly and joyful self. We miss you and you will continue to live in our hearts forever. We love you. Till we meet again.

  • Mee says:

    Ourswas a beautiful friendship I will always treasure. Mike and I will miss you. Thank you for all the fun menories and life lessons you taught through the way you lived yours. As I have said before, my life is enriched because of you.

  • Chi and Annie Lacuna says:

    We will always remember the happy times we had together,, here in the Phils. and there in America. Again, our sincere condolences Tito, and to the rest of the family.

  • Abapo Family says:

    To my dearest friend, I bid you farewell. You finally have the chance to entertain those angels up there…knowing you, they’ll be cracking up so hard, they won’t know what hit them. I’m glad I found you, my dear friend and sister. To my bff, that arm around my neck has kept me warm and entertained. I’ll always cherish the times we spent together….our loss is heavens’ gain… and that gain will continue to grace our memories.

  • To Tito,Pam,Angelique, Nica and the rest of the Lucina and Vergara Family, Bubot has gone to rest, she is taking a breather from all the rucous and fun she had around her in her last few months. If she were here, she would thank you for all the love and care you all poured for her. We would then thank her for all the love and care she gave us. The website has other friends that shared our grief.

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