Esperanza "Hope" Brillante

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Vancouver Funeral Chapel | Funeral Homes Vancouver WA
110 East 12th Street
Vancouver, WA

December 17, 1919 ~ January 28, 2017

Hope Brillante, 97, of Vancouver, WA, died peacefully on Saturday night, Jan. 28, 2017.
She was a head strong romantic who loved poetry and storytelling. One of her proudest accomplishments was earning her degree and teaching certificate from the University of Washington when she was 51 years old.
Hope leaves a legacy of love, wisdom, and laughter
to all who touched her life.
She is survived by her son, Joe; her daughter, Marie; and her sister, Febes. Hope has been surrounded by many loving and caring nieces and nephews and was a memorable grandmother to their kids. She also treasured her AAUW friends of 40 years.
The funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church on Saturday, February 4th, at 11:00 a.m. Interment will take place privately at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, OR.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that people donate to the charity of their choosing.
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Published in The Columbian on Feb. 1, 2017
bullet University of Washington
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