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Verna (Duremdes) DeGuzman Lagare
July 21, 1969 ~ May 19, 2023 (age 53) 53 Years Old
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Visiting hours will be held Wednesday (May 31) from 9-10:30 AM at the Carroll-Thomas Funeral Home 22 Oak Street Hyde Park followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St Pius X Church Milton at 11:00 AM. Relatives and friends invited, Interment will be private at families request.
Verna DeGuzman Lagare, a loving, kind, and selfless wife, mother, sister, and friend, passed away on May 19, 2023, in Boston, MA. Born on July 21, 1969, in Davao, Philippines, Verna was known for her warm presence and dedication to her family and friends.
Verna was the beloved wife of Oliver Lagare, with whom she shared 25 beautiful years of marriage. She was the devoted mother of Veena Nicole Lagare, Vermon James Lagare, and Johnver Lagare, all of Hyde Park. Verna was a cherished sister of Vilma Sobrecarey and children, Dominic and Vianessa of West Roxbury, Digna Delmar and children, Dianne and Gerard of Roslindale, Dennis DeGuzman and his wife Vilma of Davao, Philippines, and Vivien Pitoy and her husband Cecilio and children, Niño and Ashley of Davao, Philippines. She was also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, in-laws, cousins, and friends.
Verna's parents, the late Dominador and Venus DeGuzman, instilled in her a strong work ethic and the importance of faith and family. She carried these values throughout her life, creating a warm and loving home for her husband and children. She drew strength from her deep spiritual connection and lived her life as a testament to her beliefs. She had an innate ability to find joy in the simplest moments, and her warm smile brought comfort to those around her. Verna's love for her faith and family was evident in everything she did, and her selflessness knew no bounds.
After earning her bachelor's degree, Verna pursued a career as a registered nurse, where she touched the lives of countless patients and colleagues. Her dedication to her profession was unmatched, and her kindness and compassion left a lasting impact on those she cared for. Verna's colleagues often described her as a ray of sunshine, always uplifting the spirits of those around her both in and out of work.
One of Verna’s interests was gardening. She found solace and tranquility in tending to her plants, watching them grow and flourish under her care. Her green thumb and the beauty she cultivated were a reflection of her nurturing spirit and she would often share her bountiful harvest with her loved ones.
In her free time, Verna was a dedicated mother, always putting the needs of her children first. Whether it was attending school events, supporting their extracurricular activities, or simply providing a listening ear and warm embrace, Verna's love for her children was unwavering. Her nurturing spirit extended beyond her immediate family, as she was often seen caring for her nieces and nephews.
Verna's passing leaves a void in the hearts of those who knew and loved her. Her memory will live on in the countless lives she touched, and her spirit will continue to inspire those who were fortunate enough to have known her. Verna's legacy is one of love, kindness, and selflessness, and she will be deeply missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her.