ASIDE from being their “super mom” who did everything for them, Cebuana stage play director Delia Villacastin was also a mother to all of the actors under her mentorship, according to Mary Rose Maghuyop, the third of her four children.
Delia Aliño-Villacastin, 81, a stage play director, lost her battle with breast cancer on Thursday morning, Sept. 3, 2020.
Maghuyop believes that her mother would be best remembered for the plays she directed at St. Theresa’s College (STC) in the 1960s to the ‘80s.
Villacastin was a speech and drama major at Immaculate Heart College in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California.
She had been chosen to be a scholar of the school and went all the way to the United States at the age of 16. She stayed there for four years.
When she came back, she taught at STC. Maghuyop recalled her mother as a loving, kind and generous teacher.
Maghuyop said her mother kept her illness from their family. It was only during the last three weeks when they learned that their mother had Stage 4 breast cancer.
Her mother stayed for about two weeks in the hospital before she had a peaceful death. She was surrounded by their family when she passed away, Maghuyop said.
The family plans to hold an online interment mass for Villacastin on Saturday, Sept. 5.
Villacastin’s remains will be at the Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Capitol Parish Mortuary on Sept. 4 and will be cremated on Sept. 5.
The interment will be at the Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Capitol Parish at 3 p.m. on Sept. 5. She will be inurned in the parish’s columbary.
Maghuyop said friends can communicate with any member of their family for the link to the online interment. (WBS)