Elaine Gamboa-Cuneta, the mother of acclaimed singer and actress Sharon Cuneta, died on Wednesday afternoon at the age of 79.
A couple of months before her mother’s passing, Cuneta had posted a touching and humorous piece about her mom on her Facebook account.
Her daughter KC Concepcion has taken to Instagram to mourn the loss of her grandmother, whom she calls Mita, with the following post:
“My first six hours without you is so tough. I miss you so much Mita. I can’t believe I won’t be able to make you ‘gigil’ anymore. I miss your skin, your stories, your scent, your expressions, your voice, your quotable quotes, holding your beautiful hands until we fall asleep. Thank you for everything. Grandmothers are a GIFT please let them feel special and treasure them while you have them.”
Elaine Gamboa-Cuneta was the wife of the late Pasay City Mayor Pablo Cuneta,
whom she married in 1993. The couple had two children, Chet and Sharon.
An actress herself, Elaine starred in several films during the 1950s. She was also a beauty queen and singer.
Her younger sister is actress Helen Gamboa-Sotto, wife of actor-politician Sen. Vicente “Tito” Sotto 3rd.