Rosemarie “Marie” N. Malpaya, 47, of Virginia Beach, peacefully joined our Creator on January 25, 2023. Marie was born on July 25, 1975, in Cavite, Philippines to Cornelio and Lolita Nocon.
While in the Philippines, Marie began her love for nursing. She came to the U.S. in 1998 to be with the love of her life, Ferdinand. She spent her time caring for her family and supporting her husband while he served in the United States Navy. Marie worked as an Oncology Nurse in Maryview Hospital in Portsmouth, Virginia, as well as the Lead Nurse advocate for homeless veterans at the VA Hospital in Hampton, Virginia. She taught nursing at Medical Careers Institute in Newport News, Virginia, before becoming a palliative care nurse practitioner with Sentara Norfolk General.
Marie was a devoted wife. She enjoyed cooking and baking. She loved the tranquility of plants and was an avid traveler and a devout Catholic who placed her love for God above all.
Marie is survived by her loving husband of 24 years, Ferdinand; daughter, Christine; son, Matthew; mother, Lolita; and her pet, S’mores. She was predeceased by her father, Cornelio; and brother, Roberto Nocon.
A celebration of Marie’s life will take place Saturday, February 4, 2023, at Family Choice Funerals & Cremations beginning at 4pm.Send FlowersPlant a Tree
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