Edna Espiritu Lunario

May 22, 1955 - November 5, 2019

Edna Espiritu Lunario, 64, a resident of Cape Coral, FL for the past year, formerly of Fort Washington, MD, passed away Tuesday, November 5, 2019 in Fort Myers, FL. She was born May 22, 1955 in Quezon, Philippines to Pedro and Remedios Espiritu, now deceased.

First and foremost, Edna was a dedicated wife, mother, and grandmother. She was selfless and tough – she always thought of her family before she thought of herself. After 15 accomplished years of Federal Service she retired May of 2017 from the U.S. Department of State. She loved travelling, cooking, music, biking and long walks, collecting (authentic – mind you!) designer bags, and tending to her beautiful garden. Her legacy and memories will continue through her family. She will be dearly missed for many wonderful things – her laughter, her smile, her amazing cooking, her singing, and her wit (true Filipino mom-style). We will miss mocking her and laughing about it with her. She loved her family with all her heart and soul. She was of devout Christian faith. 

She is survived by her beloved husband of 47 years, Henry Lunario of Cape Coral; two loving children, Jinky Lunario Azarcon (Jose) of Dallas, TX, and Jed Lunario (David) of Stuttgart, Germany; nine siblings, Tessie Adona, Nimfa Abuy, Miriam Domingo, Oscar Espiritu, Joel Espiritu, Rick Espiritu, Pio Espiritu, Robert Espiritu, and Voltaire Espiritu; as well as three grandchildren, Arin, Aizia, and Aysis.

Edna was preceded in death by a son, Eric Espiritu Lunario.

Funeral Services will be held 6:00 PM Saturday, November 9, 2019 at Mullins Memorial, 1056 NE 7th Terrace, Cape Coral, FL 33909 with Father Paul Nguyen officiating. The family will receive friends for a time of visitation from 4:00 PM until the time of service.

Proverbs 3:17-18 Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.ย She is a tree of life to those who lay hold of her; those who hold her fast are called blessed.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Kimberly E. Nov 7, 2019 at 6:36 pm

    It is with a heavy heart that I leave my condolences on truly a shining star of a person. Her smile and love that she poured into everything that she did will definitely be missed. My condolences on behalf of the Ecle family here in Maryland

  2. CATHERINE LUNARIO CORPUS Nov 7, 2019 at 11:48 pm

    She was an Iron lady with a soft heart. She was tough but sweet..She was a brave warrior in life, and independent, beautiful lady with a good tase in everything. I will miss you dearly, Ate, You are gone too soon. We’re supposed to meet & bond when you come home, Wherever you are, know that you are loved by many…Rest in peace..

  3. Rose Anne Abuy Nov 8, 2019 at 5:15 am

    What moves through us is a silence, a quiet sadness, a longing for you…We may not understand why…, We begin to remember not just that you left us in this world, but that you lived. And that your life gave us memories too beautiful to forget… until we meet again Tita Edna…

  4. Carmen W Mallari Nov 8, 2019 at 2:34 pm

    Henry (pare) I am so sorry of what I heard about Edna (mare), I am so very much surprise on what happened to her. My deepest sympathy to the family. A week ago I was just thanking you for the Papaya and lemons you sent thru Josie C. I haven’t even cooked the Papaya yet and now you are gone. I am very sad when I heard about what happened to you. Really we never know when we are being called to be with the Lord. I was going to take you up on your offer next year to come to Florida. God blessed to you and your family, Thank you for everything. I will never forget our life with the NRL Federal Credit Union. Life is too short. I will missed you.

  5. Dr. Olivette M Hooks, Col Ret. Nov 8, 2019 at 4:12 pm

    To Henry and family,
    Edna was my friend. We worked together in IO/C, State Dept. She was my co-lead one several conferences. She was a thoughtful person and would always look out for her fellow office mates. Being a retired Army person, she and I would compare the many places Henry and her were station. Henry, my condolences and for your loss. My heart goes out to you and yours.

  6. Ellen Sugatan Nov 8, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    Condolence to the family Edna you are with the Lord now … no more tears .. no sorrow… no more pain

  7. Danny Arimboanga Nov 9, 2019 at 12:13 pm

    Our deepest sympathy and sincerest condolences to Pinsan Henry & family! ๐Ÿ˜”

  8. Doris Espiritu Nov 9, 2019 at 2:27 pm

    To the Lunario and Espiritu families,
    Our deepest condolences for the loss of Ate Edna. She truly was a bright star who lived life to the fullest and selfless in thought. Take solace that she is now at peace and is no longer suffering.

    The Espiritu Family (Chicago)

  9. Ampy Murcia Nov 9, 2019 at 11:55 pm

    Truly Ed, we are just passing through. Now you are home. I will missed you, especially our phone calls. Henry, my condolences to you and your family.

  10. Ted & Remy Egana and Family Nov 11, 2019 at 3:26 am

    Condolence to Henry and children. May Ednaโ€™s soul rest in eternal peace with the Almighty Lord! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

  11. Arceli Caldejon Nov 12, 2019 at 11:55 am

    My Dear Friend and Comare. I spent many days after work during the summer month when we lived in Maryland while the kids were young. She taught me many things by example as young mom myself. I enjoyed our many conversations. Beautiful smile, beautiful soul and strong values of Love. Rest In Peace my friend. We love you.

  12. Catherine Amper Nov 12, 2019 at 5:24 pm

    I have known her for just a short period of time but we became closed to each other. She was a wonderful person inside and out. I will forever missed you my friend. You may Rest In Peace!

  13. obet and Emma Bermudez Nov 12, 2019 at 7:22 pm

    bro Henry and sis edna: remember those days where we learned the beautiful words and promises of our Lord Jesus in bible study that absence from the body is presence with the Lord ro those who have received Him as Lord and Savior. Physical death is just a door to eternity which He promised to us..Blessed are those who believed though have not seen the eternity He promised

  14. Julia Poblete Nov 14, 2019 at 5:18 pm

    With sympathy and prayers from her friends in Oxon Hill, Gani and Julia Poblete. May God grant her mercy and pardon and lead her quickly into his kingdom. Our prayer for dear Edna and all her framily and friends.

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