Evangeline A. Vitug

Evangeline A. Vitug

June 21, 1934 - April 01, 2020
Laguna Woods CA

Evangeline A. Vitug

June 21, 1934 - April 01, 2020
Laguna Woods CA



On April 1, Wednesday, 8:15 pm, Evangeline (Lane) Vitug, loving wife of Manolito (Lito) passed away at the age of 85 after a courageous battle with heart failure.

Lane was born in Manila, Philippines to loving parents Benigno and Josefa Aldana on June 21, 1934, and was one of five children. After she graduated from Holy Ghost College she taught in high school for over ten years. She married Lito on December 17, 1960 and together they raised nine children.

Lane and Lito moved the family to California in November 1979 where they continued to rear their children, and together with their many friends, fostered great devotion to the Lord Jesus, the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Joseph in the spirit of Opus Dei taught by St. Josemaria and Blessed Alvaro del Portillo. She fulfilled God’s will through her responsibilities as wife, mother, grandmother and friend with a lot of affection and great simplicity. She did this without complaining even when faced with adversities such as financial setbacks and illnesses in the family including her own.

Lane is survived by her husband Lito, children Noel, Martin (and Stephanie), Mark (and Ruth), Maritess (and Rick O’Donnell), Montse (and Mike Vroman), Todd Kupka (husband of deceased daughter Michelle), Michael (and Traci), Matthew, and May (and Tom Stoddard), and all the loving 23 grandchildren. Her loving and generous spirit evoked a very tender last end from her greatest love of Jesus, Mary and Joseph.

Her remains are at the O’Connor Mortuary in Laguna Hills.

The Viewing and Holy Rosary will take place on Wednesday, April 8, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
You will be able to join us via streaming video for the Viewing and Holy Rosary at

Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus and Shelter in Place, the Funeral Mass and Burial for Lane will be postponed to a future date.

 In lieu of flowers you may send offerings to the family.

Thank you for being part of our Life!


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99 responses to Evangeline A. Vitug

  1. Montse,

    My condolences to you and your family on the loss of your mother, may her soul rest in peace.

  2. Dear Montse,

    My condolences to you and your family on the loss of your mother, may she rest in peace.

  3. Robert Leyba says:

    Hi Vitug Family,

    Our prayers are with Tita Lane and for the entire Vitug clan during this period and we are very sorry to hear about this loss.
    We have a prayer for Tita Lane that goes like this:

    “God saw you getting tired,
    A cure was not to be
    So he put his arms around you
    And whispered, Come with me.

    With tearful eyes we watched you
    and saw you fade away.
    Although we loved you dearly,
    we could not make you stay.

    A golden heart stopped beating
    Your tender hands at rest.
    God took you home to prove to us
    He only takes the best.”

    As we approach Easter and the celebration of Christ’s resurrection, we know that Tita Lane will be rising to heaven with Him.

    –Robert Leyba and family (from Sydney)

  4. Our dear neighbor Vitug family. Please accept Our condolences for your loss. May she Rest In Peace and God bless her soul.

  5. Our dear neighbor Lito and Vitug family. We are very sorry for your loss. please accept our condolences. May she Rest In Peace and God bless her sole.

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