Efigenia C. Paguia


April 2, 1940  –  June 4, 2021


image of Eifigenia C. Paguia

Eppie Paguia

A wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, colleague and a friend.

Youngest of the 7 siblings of Francisco Santos Correa and Elena Bernabe Bernardino, born in the Philippines. Eppie worked as a teacher, guidance counselor and had talent in writing poems. Eppie married her love of her life Renato, whom she had 3 children Rolan, Ronald and Lulu. Eppie guided and raised her three kids on her own while her husband was working overseas to support the family. More than a decade ago they both retired and came to America and lived a full and happy life, meeting new friends, staying in touch with family, relatives and friends by writing/sending letters/cards and enjoyed taking care of 2 of her 7 grand-kids and goes home to the Philippines to see her other grand-kids regularly.

Eppie loved cooking, chatting on the phone and entertain by telling jokes. Eppie enjoyed being the life of the party as she always says “laughter is the best medicine.”  When Eppie had surgery back in 2017, the hospital staff always gather in her room to hear her jokes, inspirational quotes and prayers.

Eppie always reminds everyone and wants them to memorize these: “Pray,…hope,…and don’t worry, I am not alone because God is within me and to always say “Thank you, Please and I’m sorry.”

Eppie was beautiful inside and out, always thinks of good on people, selfless and sincere. Eppie was described by her former students as the best teacher and mentor, by many as loving, caring, thoughtful and generous.

Nanay Eppie, your sudden passing has been tragic and numbing to all of us. Relieved you are now at peace and re-uniting with family and friends in Heaven. May God, His angels and saints welcome you in your new life eternity and allow you to watch over and guide us to safe path.

We love you and miss you. Farewell for now, until we meet again.


Renato, Rolan, Ronald, Lulu, in-laws and grand-kids


7 Responses to “Efigenia C. Paguia”

  • guillermo legaspi correa says:


  • Rolan (nanay's look a like) says:

    May our dear God grant your soul eternal joy and peace in heaven .. We seriously missed you nanay bangad
    We love you

  • Ma.Connie says:

    Tita Eppie was so full of life and joy that she would spread it wherever she would go. She took care of me and my mom and welcomed us with open arms when we went to their home in 2018. She and her husband threw us a fantastic feast of filipino food and gave us the only room with Air Con, installed by one of their sons. There isn’t a day that we don’t miss her, especially my big brother who misses her leche flan.

  • Jina Correa Caronongan says:

    Our Dearest Auntie Eppie,

    We will miss you especially the advice on healthy cooking and your inspirational quotes!

    Say hello to our Nanay Meding and that we love & miss her very much.

    Until we see each other again….
    -Jude, John, & Jina

  • Imelda Delos Santos says:

    To our dearest ma’am Efigenia may you rest in peace with our beloved creator. You will always be in our hearts. We love you!

  • Julie Enriquez-Gardon says:

    Dear Nana Eppie, I believe you have helped and touched many lives. And I am one of them. Here are my three good memories of you among the several of them. When I was 10 years old, Inang Unda, you and I went to church for my “kumpil” a Catholic rite confirmation and your were my “Ninang” god mother. I felt blessed then. And, I recall on my 18th bday, with a simple celebration, you were there with the family in Pureza. Later, when I was studying nursing, I stayed in Sulucan for 4 months for my community service and there I had the opportunity to assist you to take care of Lola, Inang Elena. Each day I admired you, on how you juggled being a teacher, a mother of 3- Roland, Ronald and Lulu and caretaker of Inang Elena. You and Amba Nato showed me how a couple can make things work together. And I can’t forget you made sure I have my favorite “hipon” “ulam” in my meal. You bought a lot that I had full satisfaction to the max. Also, being a teacher, I noticed you have a nice hand writing, so while with you, you showed me how to improve my hand writing. Something a plus for me to learn even already an adult. After three years or so I graduated and worked and finally had the opportunity to work abroad, you gave me a yellow blanket for me to use in Florida, USA. As the years passed by, I became busy with my work still you are there to inspire me, like you, I took my Master in Nursing/Education because I’m so proud of you Nana Eppie becoming a Guidance Consuelor, having your Master Degree. And lastly, even I did not have the chance to see you physically, I was able to talk to you even how very short it was few years before the last year of your life that was before you had your surgery and you lovingly said to me to always remember 4 things of our Creator: love, joy, goodness and kindness. Thus, Thank you, Thank you our Dearest Nana Eppie. We love you, Rest in peace now.
    -Julie Enriquez Gardon

  • Boyet Andres says:

    Maraming salamat Nana Epe..naipalasap naming mga pamangkin mo ang pagmamahal namin..sa iyo….pagdating ng panahon itinakda ng Panginoon Ama sa Langit ..we ll be reunited !!! Thank you Nane Epe..U know we love u very much..n ur watching us!!!!

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