Marina Lavadenz Ribera Rampazzo

MARINA LAVADENZ RIBERA RAMPAZZO
April 23, 1928 – July 26, 2017

Passed away peacefully on July 26, 2017, surrounded by her loving
family. With grace and dignity, she bravely endured her later years, as well as bouts of growing dementia during the last 3 years.

Marina was born in Cobija, Bolivia, on April 23, 1928. She was the daughter of
Alberto Lavadenz Reyes and Modesta Ribera Menacho, and the wife of Segundo Rampazzo. Her family moved to the United States in the late sixties. She became a resident in August 1972, and, after living in Venice, Italy, with her husband for about 5 years, after her husband’s passing, she returned to the United States, and she remained in this country for the rest of the life. She was a kind, generous lady with a great sense of humor and was always happiest when surrounded by her family.

She leaves behind a son, Ivan Rampazo (Tina Westbrook), her grandson Tyler Timothy Rampazzo, a brother Julio Lavadenz in Bolivia, nieces and nephews Jorge Ordenes Lavadenz, Oscar Ordenes Lavadenz, Martha Lavadenz de Lopez, Roberto Lavadenz, Deborah Sevier Lavadenz, John Sevier Lavadenz, Isabel Lavadenz Paccieri, Marietta Robbins Lavadenz, Sandra Scioville Wagner Lavadenz, Rebecca Tamayo Wagner Lavadenz, and numerous grandnieces and grandnephews and their families.

Marina was the last of the Lavadenz Ribera generation in the United States.

The family’s gratitude and appreciation is extended to Walter Weedman for all his generosity, constant help and kindness towards Marina. Special gratitude is also extended to Maria Gomez and her family (Napoleon, Dan, Jafet and Lineth), Martha Chavez, Norma Barrientos and Ana Zeballos, who became dedicated caregivers and members of the family and affectionately and loyally cared for her during her last 5 years.

A viewing will be held on Sunday, August 6, 2017, from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm and
from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Advent Funeral Home, 7211 Lee Highway, Falls Church, VA. Parking at the funeral home’s two lots is limited, but additional parking can be found on-street (W. Cameron Road, W. Greenway Blvd., W. George Mason Road).

A mass will be held on Monday, August 7, at 10:00 am at St. James Catholic Church, 905 Park Avenue, Falls Church, VA. A reception will follow at Geller Hall, St. James Catholic School (across from St. James Catholic Church).

Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions for children and
women programs in Bolivia be made by check or online to:

Association of Bolivian Women
c/o Beatriz Bedoya
President, ABW
5225 Pools Hill Road, Apt. 916
Bethesda, MD 20810
www.helpbolivians.org


8 Responses to Marina Lavadenz Ribera Rampazzo

  1. ARTURO HERNANDEZ says:

    MARINA,
    FROM THE 1ST TIME I MET HER SHE WAS ALWAYS A KIND AND WONDERFUL PERSON TO ME AND MY ENTIRE FAMILY. MY CHILDREN LOVED HER AND WILL SUFFER FOR HER PASSING. SHE DEDICATED HER LIFE TO HER SON AND HER FAMILY, AND THEY WILL SUFFER DEARLY WITHOUT HER. IN MY VIEW SHE DID NOT POSSES AN EVIL CELL IN HER BODY–ONLY SWEETNESS AND KINDNESS, AND SHE WOULD FORGIVE ALL WHO OFFENDED HER OR TRIED TO OFFEND HER–ALWAYS FORGIVING–WE SHOULD TAKE THAT LESSON FROM HER AND FORGIVE THOSE WHO TRESPASS US–WE ALL MAKE MISTAKES, ONLY GOOD AND KIND PERSONS LIKE MARINA COULD FORGIVE AND CONTINUE TO BE KIND TO A PERSON.
    I AM CERTAIN SHE WILL BE IN HEAVEN WITH HER SISTERS AND PARENTS.

  2. Paula G Verdun says:

    Marina,
    I regret not having had the opportunity to meet you in person but I have known about you through your niece Sandra. We all experienced the kindness that Sandra showered you with and her dedicated attention to your well being. All our love to your family and those who are experiencing your loss; the void you have left will be surely filled with the wonderful memories that you have left with all those who had the privilege of sharing the time with you.

  3. Patty says:

    God bless Marina’s wonderful family here in the wash DC area who took such good care of Her until her last day. May the beautiful memories and Marinas good sense of humor persist in everyone’s heart during this sad time.

  4. Patricia Rymer de Khan says:

    Dear tia Marina, you have left with me special memories that together we shared with your dear nieces Sandra, Deborah and Sonia. Memories of laughter, of the time you lived in Argentina, of your sisters, and adventures of your youth.
    It was a joy getting to know you, it was easy to like you.
    My feelings for you grew by observing the loving relationship you shared with my good and very dear friend Sandra. You will be missed.
    Rest In Peace.

  5. Sandra Scioville says:

    Dearest Marinita:

    We have been together for a lifetime – you were like a second mother to me. We had so many wonderful times together – you were my companion, my strength, especially after Roberto passed away. I remember picking you up every Saturday for our shopping sprees, our movies and dinner, our walks around Tysons Corner and Shirlington, going to many dinners and teas at my friends’ homes, and to so many other outings. First it was just the two of us for many years, and then we added the third musketeer, Deborita, and the Saturdays fun continued! I have been blessed to have you in my life, and it was an honor to have been able to take care of you, especially during the last 6 years. I will miss you so much, but I am sure you will still be taking care of me from above. So although my eyes fill with tears at the thought of not being able to see you again, I am happy that you are now at peace and in the company of your beloved family. You were a very special aunt, but we will see each other soon, and we will dance tango and salsa together again.

    • Patri y Jackito says:

      You have showed us the capacity, quality and strength of the love you bestowed on those you care about.
      It is our blessing and joy to call you our sister in spirit and friend.
      We love you Sandri and feel the sorrow you experience with the departure of your beloved tia Marina.
      We are here for you.

  6. Eric Hernandez says:

    Dear Tia Marina,

    For the past 33 years I have loved you with all my heart. It was a blessing that my daughter Melanie and I met you, linking hands across generations, if only for a moment. Thank you for always reminding me that I have a beautiful voice, as it meant the world to me. I wish you peace and rest darling Tia.

  7. Guadalupe Calderon says:

    It was a privilege and a joy to know Tia Marina, a soft, gentle lady, a strong determined woman, a witty and funny Tia. Her caring smile will remain with me always. Thank you Sandrita for allowing me to share many happy moments with your wonderful Tia Marina. You now have another Angel taking care of you and your family. May God give Tia Marina eternal rest.

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