Dr. Maria Linda Dulay, 77, of Madison, died Saturday, Nov. 4, at South Georgia Medical Center in Valdosta, Ga.
Maria Linda Dulay was born in Cebu City, Philippines to Ricardo Gabucan, a lawyer, and Nieves Gonzales, a business woman. She was a devoted, caring wife, mother, and medical doctor to the community where she relentlessly devoted her time and practice, She will be greatly missed to all those she has touched.
Dulay attended grade school in the Philippines and was the high school Valedictorian at Lourdes College in Cagayan De Oro City, Philippines. She received her Doctorate of Medicine at the University of Santo Tomas, specializing in Pediatrics at the Catholic University of the Philippines in Manila. Dr. Dulay did her pediatric residency at Harlem Hospital Center at Columbia University, New York, NY. She and her husband, Dr. Adolfo Dulay then completed their education in Milwaukee, Wi. at Saint Michaels Hospital.
Mr. and Mrs. Dulay served their country in the United States Department of Health, Education, and Welfare where she held the title of Senior Surgeon Medical Officer. Dr Linda Dulay and Dr. Adolfo Dulay moved to Madison and opened a family practice in Pediatrics and Internal Medicine. Together, they opened Madison Nursing Home; currently Madison Health & Rehabilitation Center where the practice still flourishes.
Dulay was preceded in death by her sister Maria Theresa Gabucan of Orlando.
Dr. Dulay is survived by her husband of 49 years, Dr. Adolfo Cardenas Dulay; two children, Christine Marie Dulay of Orlando and Eric John Dulay of Orlando; one grandchild, Angelina Marie Dulay of Orlando; four brothers: Jose Ramon Gabucan of Orlando, Jose Antonio Gabucan of Catarman, Camiguin Island, Philippines, Jose Vincent Gabucan of Eagle Rock, Ca., and Jose Miguelito Gabucan, of Orlando; one sister, Maria Lourdes Gabucan-Noel from Orlando; as well as Chester Conrad Babst from Orlando; She is also survived by several nieces and nephews in the United States and Philippines.
A public viewing will be held at Beggs Funeral Home, located at 235 NW Orange Ave, in Madison, on Friday, Nov. 17, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. A memorial mass will be held St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church, located across from Beggs Funeral Home, in Madison, on Saturday, Nov. 18, at 9 a.m. Burial will take place at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Madison, immediately after the service.
Contributions in memory of Maria Linda Dulay may be made to National Alzheimer’s Association; www.alz.org or National Council on the Aging www.ncoa.org.