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Dely Adriana Kotoriy

dely kotoriy

March 4, 1941 ~ August 23, 2017

Dely Adriana Kotoriy, of Fort Washington, Maryland, peacefully passed away in her sleep on August 23, 2017.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Julio Espinoza Canelas and Maritza Quiroga Guardia, and her brother, Fernando Bascon Quiroga.
Dely is survived by her loving husband, Enrique L. Kotoriy, of 56 years. They were married in La Paz, Bolivia on July 22, 1961.
She is lovingly remembered by her daughter, Ursula Leathers, and her husband, Logan Leathers, and their children, Logan and Isabella Leathers; her son, Giovanni Kotoriy, and his wife, Elizabeth Kotoriy, and their children, Anthony, Madeline, and Jacqueline Kotoriy; and her son, Henry Kotoriy, and his wife, Jennifer Kotoriy, and their children, Kelsey and Caitlin Crawford and Madison Kotoriy. Dely is also survived by her sisters Martha Bascon Quiroga de Byron and Teresa Bascon Quiroga de la Rocha and her husband Carlos de la Rocha.
Dely was born in La Paz, Bolivia on March 4, 1941. She graduated from Colegio Santa Ana in La Paz earning a degree in Accounting. Dely spent most of her accounting career working with the Latin American Manufacturers Association in Washington, DC.
Dely led a life of good deeds and always wanted to make others happy. But, nothing gave her more pleasure than spending time with family, especially her grandchildren. She also enjoyed volunteering at church, St. Mary School, Girls Scouts, dancing with the Bolivian dance group, and tea time. During her final months, she spent time admiring the beautiful works of the Lord in nature, and "food never tasted so good."
A memorial Mass will be held for Dely on Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 10:30 AM EDT at St. Mary Catholic Church, 310 South Royal Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314. Interment will follow at Bethel Cemetery, 1300 Wilkes Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314.
The Family is inviting everyone back to the St. Mary Catholic Church Lyceum following the interment for a reception. The St. Mary Catholic Church Lyceum is located at 313 Duke Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Dely's honor to the Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington, P.O. Box 1900, Merrifield, VA 22116-1900 ( If flowers are sent, please have them delivered to St. Mary Catholic Church between 8:30 and 10:00 AM EDT, Thursday, August 31, 2017.


St. Mary Catholic Church
310 South Royal Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

August 31, 2017
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM


Bethel Cemetery
1300 Wilkes Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

August 31, 2017
12:00 PM

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  1. Dear Family: Here we are praying for you and tía Dely you can not imagine how sorry we are for this terrible lost. We are sure that she went streight up to heaven. And already has angel wings… We send you a hug full of love… We are confident that our dear God will give confort to your hearts.

  2. My heartfelt condolences and sympathy go to Enrique, whom Delia loved so much, to her beloved children Ursula, Henry and Giovanni, and their families. It was an honor to be able to attend her funeral mass and accompany the family to the cemetery. Together with several other Bolivian friends from the Association of Bolivian Women, I came to celebrate a dear, lovely friend who was an important part of our group, and of our "Cumpleaños" group for so many years. We will always remember our sweet friend Delia, with her beautiful smile, always kind and affectionate words, her little presents from Hallmark for Christmas. Rest In Peace dear friend, among the Angels, and your departed loved ones.

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