Dely Seeckts Constantino was born on March 10, 1929 in Sipaco, Lagonoy, Camarines Sur, Philippines. She was the fifth child of Francis Bradshaw Seeckts and Maria La Paz ("Pacita")Tiambeng Seeckts and have ten siblings; Helen, Peter, Francis Jr., Albert, Alfred, William, Edward, Helen, James, and George
Growing up, Dely lived and experienced the horror and brutality of the second world war. Dely spent most of her younger days in Orion, Bataan where the Seeckts family permanently resided.
Dely married Antonio Bustamante Constantino Sr. on November 10, 1945 and raised six children; Rolando, Ruben, Cleofe, Irene, Antonio Jr., and Pamela. Dely was a homemaker, very strict, soft hearted but tough, very loving, and caring, passionate mother.
In January 1977 she immigrated to the United States in South Carolina. And in 1986, Dely arrived in California. Other places she resided are Guam, Hawaii, Okinawa Japan, Illinois and Louisiana.
On March 1993 she returned to San Diego, California and on April 1, 1996 Dely continued her long journey at Kimball Tower, National City. Her passion is the love of going to church. She became an active parishioner member of St. Mary National City, including other spiritual organizations such as; 2000 Hail Mary, Handmaids of The Lord, Holy Rosary Group, Fil-Am Cursillo, Catholic Womans League, Association of the Miraculous Medal, and Orion Bataan Community Association of Southern California. She begun having a lot of friends and attended multiple activities between family and church. She loves to walk to church every Sunday and any other days of the week. Also to mention including nearby stores to get her groceries. She was always asked to lead Rosaries; prayers of many occasions; and part of prayers during the Lent season of reflection. She was a very strong, kind, vibrant and versatile woman; the reason why everybody loved her so much. Everyone who had known her was touched by her generosity and kindness. Dely loves her children and grandchildren so much that she enjoyed their company whether birthday celebrations, Christmas holidays or just a simple visitations. Just to mention, she also loves cooking and she's the best.
Then about the age of 87, she no longer able to walk alone. Despite of her difficulty walking the distance, her passion continued and still remained with the help and assistance of her loving family and friends.
In December of 2019, Dely was diagnosed with cancer of the Axilla, a rare form of skin cancer that aggressively attacked her and spread rapidly in just a short few months. On March 1, 2020, Dely passed away at the age of ninety (90) survived by her children, Ruben Constantino, Cleofe Unibe, Irene Aslarona, and Antonio Constantino Jr., and her younger brother in the Philippines, Edward Seeckts.
Dely loved her family dearly and lived an exciting, full happy life. Dely was always mindful and considerate to others. God provided all her needs and she is now home in heaven. Dely will be greatly missed.
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