OBITUARY

MARCELINA E GARCIA ESTRADA

August 9, 1929August 20, 2013

In Loving Memory Marcelina E. Garcia Estrada August 9, 1929 – August 20, 2013 Marcelina E. Garcia Estrada, age 84, passed away on August 20, 2013, suddenly at her home in Hollywood, Florida. She was born and raised in Tampa, Florida, daughter of Dr. Juan Enrique Hernandez, physician of Tampa, and Francisca Hernandez (Mateo, maiden). As an only child, she was loved, pampered and enveloped by the love of her parents. She attended Our Lady of Perpetual Help Academy where she graduated in 1949. Right after her graduation, she married her sweetheart, Roberto Antonio Garcia, Roberto Antonio Garcia was an attorney and judge from Cuba, whom she met while vacationing in Cardenas, Matanzas, Cuba on July 24, 1949. He continued practicing law until his unexpected death in Miami, Florida, and they were continuously and interruptedly married until the date of his demise on August 19, 1992. Out of that union she had two beautiful children: Robert A. Garcia, Jr. and Frances E. Garcia Rivera, both residents of Pembroke Pines, Florida and Hollywood, Florida, respectively. She had two grandchildren, Roberto M. Garcia, III, son of Robert A. Garcia, Jr. and Teresa Garcia and Ada Roman, daughter of Frances E. Garcia Rivera and Sigfredo Rivera. Marcelina was very fortunate to find a wonderful partner after the devastating death of her first husband whom she married on November 3, 1997. His name is Manuel Estrada, a former Mechanical Engineer from Georgia Tech and degrees form Perdue Univ. and UCLA where he also graduated with a business management degree. He stayed by her side giving her all the nurturing and love she needed throughout the years of their marriage until the date of her demise. Although retired, Marcelina a former educator, always loved her students. She worked in Cuba at the Apostolado, in Cardenas, Matanzas as an English Teacher, worked in Colon, Matanzas at La Escuela Estudiantil de Colon, Padre Varela, Escuela de Comercio, where she was an English Professor. While living in Pine Hills, Florida, she taught at St. Andrew's School. In Connecticut, she was a permanent Substitute Teacher and she taught all grades at Old Saybrook High School and Old Saybrook Junior High School. She later moved with her family to Miami-Dade County, Florida, where she taught at St. Patrick's Catholic School, St. Mary's and St. Peter & Paul Catholic School. Her interests were being with her family and friends, going on for long rides, going out to dinner, the movies and just spending quality time with those around her. Jose Jose was her favorite singer, loved movies of Tyrone Power and of Shirley Temple. We love you and miss you but you will always be on our hearts!!! Visitation: August 22, 2013 at 6:00 to 10:00 pm Funeral Service: August 23, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. Memorial Plan Funeral Home 1717 SW 37 Avenue Miami, Florida

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, August 22, 2013
  • Funeral Services Friday, August 23, 2013
REMEMBERING

MARCELINA E GARCIA ESTRADA

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August 26, 2013

Bibi I'm sorry for your loss... I still remember the very first day I met Abuela Mackie I was pregnant by karina.... She loved my kids like her grand kids and that's something I'll never for get..... Grandma Mackie may you RIP....., I will always remember you and live you
Your granddaughter
Carmen B Fuentes

Taryn Eldredge

August 23, 2013

Fond memories of your teaching in O.S.--a warm heart and a gentle soul.

Don hanson

August 23, 2013

Frances, very sorry for your loss. Prayers and thoughts go out to you and your brother. She was a very sweet lady. Always enjoyed seeing the both of you at the Casino.

ANTONIO ALVAREZ

August 23, 2013

BIBI SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS....BLESSINGS TO YOU AND YOUR BROTHER...... REST IN PEACE MAQUI.....

Brenda Gooding

August 23, 2013

Francis I am so sorry for your Loss you are in my heart and Prayers .

Brenda Gooding

IRAIDA ALVAREZ

August 22, 2013

FRANCES Y FAMILIA, NUESTRO MAS SENTIDO PESAME POR LA PERDIDAD TAN GRANDE... DESCANSA EN PAZ MARCELINA (MAQUI).....

Cyndi

August 22, 2013

You will be so missed, Mami ! RIP sweet Lady !
Love and strength to Frances and Robert and Family!
Your forever Friends from California,

Cyndi, Petey and Jenni

August 22, 2013

((((((((((((( Frances ))))))))))))) Your mom had a wonderful life. Her memory will always live in your mind and heart. She is in a beautiful place with our Lord and I know she is looking down at you and smiling at how well you turned out. My deepest sympathies to you and your family.

Zaida Figueroa

August 22, 2013

Mis condolencias

Thunder Moon

August 22, 2013

Prayers of Strength, Love, & Comfort to you & your family, Frances!
Hugs from Holland,
Moonie & Woerdie
(Jo & Marius)