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1175 South State Street
Dover, DE 19901
Phone: (302) 734-2281
Fax: (302) 678-1176
Esther Pura

Esther S Pura

Friday, December 18th, 1931 - Wednesday, November 6th, 2019
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Esther Pura, MD, a long-time resident of Dover, died peacefully on Wednesday the 6th of November.

Esther was born in 1931 in Murcia, Philippines, the daughter of the late Gregorio and Julia Pura. She attended University of Santo Thomas Medical School where she received her medical degree in 1957. Upon graduation, she came to the United States and completed her residency in General Psychiatry at the Bellevue Hospital in New York City. She received additional training in Child Psychiatry at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. In 1972 she began working at the Kent County Mental Hygiene Clinic, where she eventually retired as Medical Director in 2009. She is preceded in death by the late Juan C. Asuncion, MD in 1998.

She lovingly raised five successful children in the Dover area. She is survived by her daughter Nannette Kellermueller, APN and her husband Lawrence Kellermueller, Jonathan Asuncion, DMD, Gregory Asuncion MD and his wife Rosanne, Christopher Asuncion, MD and wife Arlene Fontanares, MD, and Andrew Asuncion, DMD, and his wife Jill. She adored her eight grandchildren Abbie Asuncion Herron, Grace Asuncion, Maxwell Kellermueller, Madison Kellermueller, Anthony Asuncion, Christopher T. Asuncion, Ian Asuncion, and Annika Asuncion. She is also survived by her sisters, Lea Fromm and her husband Todd, Evelyn Jocson and her husband Ramiro and by her niece Jenny Jocson.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, November 12th from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Funeral Home of Michael J. Ambruso, 1175 S. State Street, Dover. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Cross Catholic Church on Wednesday the 13th at 10 AM. Entombment will follow at Sharon Hills Memorial Park, Dover, DE. Condolences can be made via www.ambruso.com
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, November 12th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, November 12th, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Location
    Michael J. Ambruso Funeral Director, Inc.
    Address
    1175 S. State Street
    Dover, Delaware 19901
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  • Second Visitation

    Tuesday, November 12th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, November 12th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Michael J. Ambruso Funeral Director, Inc.
    Address
    1175 S. State Street
    Dover, Delaware 19901
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  • Service

    Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 | 10:00am
    When
    Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 10:00am
    Location
    Holy Cross Church
    Address
    631 S. State Street
    Dover, Delaware 19901
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    Officiant
    Fr. Idongesit Etim
  • Interment

    Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 | 11:30am
    When
    Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 11:30am
    Location
    Sharon Hills Memorial Park
    Address
    2928 Sharon Hill Road
    Dover, DE 19904
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