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St. Bernard Memorial Funeral Home & Gardens

701 W Virtue St, Chalmette, LA

OBITUARIO

Olivia Cardona

13 enero , 194226 septiembre , 2019
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Olivia Cardona passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 26, 2019 in Miami, Florida surrounded by her family. She was 77 years old. Beloved mother of four surviving children: Genny Bernat (Jaime), José Zorrilla, Jannette Zorrilla-Kaufmann (Clint) and Lili Kaufmann (Allen). She was the proud Gita of six beautiful grandchildren: Juan Alberto “Chachi” Bernat, Jessica Janette “Jessi” Bernat, Charles Allen "Charlie" Kaufmann, Katherine Olivia "Katie" Kaufmann, Thomas Allen "Tommy" Kaufmann and Isabela Sofia "Issa" Zorrilla. Olivia is preceded in death by her parents José Maria “Papa Pepe” Cardona and Tulia “Abuelita” Arcila de Cardona. She’s also preceded in death by four of her eight siblings: Hector Cardona, Oscar Cardona, Jorge Octavio Cardona and Rosa Yolima Mejia. She’s survived by four siblings Esneda Fasel Cardona, José Ramiro Cardona, Luz Daniela Giraldo and Nancy Cardona. She was a loving aunt to dozens of nieces and nephews who adored her and she adored them in return. Olivia was a two-time breast cancer survivor and a strong-willed woman who put her children and family first. She was also very proud to have become a U.S. Citizen in 1985. Olivia passionately enjoyed three careers. She started out as a teacher in her native Colombia, South America. In 1968, she moved to the United States and while raising her family she began her second career as a histotechnologist in New Orleans, Louisiana. Olivia survived Hurricane Katrina, lost her home and job. She was one of many who helped rebuild New Orleans, the city she loved and long-called home. Her final career gave her an immense amount of joy. She joined the Jefferson Parish Council on Aging to help the senior community. She received many accolades for her work. She was adored by her furry grandbabies: Lady, Mila, Pepper, Sparky, Midnight, Ella, Remi and Evie. Olivia was a member of various social clubs throughout her life, including the Beta Sigma Phi sorority, Young Elders and El Club Colombiano. She loved being around her friends, enjoyed dancing, shopping and making others feel special. Please join us in celebrating her life on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at St. Bernard Memorial Funeral Home and Gardens, 701 W. Virtue St., Chalmette, LA 70043. Visitation will begin at 11:00 AM, followed by a Rosary at 12:00 PM, and a Funeral Service at 1:00 PM. She will be laid to rest in St. Bernard Memorial Gardens. In her honor, we ask that you wear peach or coral, which were her favorite colors.

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Robyn Hubbard

3 octubre , 2019

For the past eight years I have had the privilege of working with Olivia. She was a caring and compassionate woman who also had no problem speaking her mind. Olivia was not only my co-worker but also a dear friend. I am truly blessed to have had her in my life. She will be missed by many. 💕

Juan Zamora

3 octubre , 2019

Olivia was my first friend in this blessed country of ours,. I was 18 years old, new to everything around me and she Welcomed me with a smile and introduced me to her beautiful family.... I feel like I have been, for the last 40 years, that absent-big-brother... that saw this kids grow up and I am so proud of knowing the Man And Women you have become, under the watchfull eye of a loving mother...... today, my friend is no with us, with me, but she surely leaves in our hearts and smiles ....that's how I remember... my friend Olivia....

Love you all.. love you always.

Juanjo & Carol Zamora

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