OBITUARY

Yolanda D. Cossio

July 21, 1929October 11, 2020

Yolanda D. Cossio, age 91, of Coral Gables, Florida passed away on Sunday, October 11, 2020. Yolanda was born July 21, 1929 in Cuba to Ines Pomares Hernandez and Joaquin Hernandez.

Yolanda is survived by daughter Madeline Brown spouse Wade Brown; granddaughter Melissa Brown and grandson Michael Brown spouse Chelsea Brown.

Yolanda was preceded in death by father Joaquin Hernandez and mother Ines Pomares Hernandez also first husband Jorge E. Cossio and second husband J. Robert Mendez .

A visitation for Yolanda will be held Wednesday, October 14, 2020 from 5:00 PM to 11:59 PM at Caballero Rivero Little Havana, 3344 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL 33135. A religious service will occur Thursday, October 15, 2020 from 11:00 AM to 11:15 AM. A graveside service will occur Thursday, October 15, 2020 from 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM at Woodlawn Park North Cemetery, 3260 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL 33135.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.riverofuneralhomemiami.com for the Cossio family.

  • FAMILY

  • Joaquin Hernandez, Father (deceased)
  • Ines Pomares Hernandez, Mother (deceased)
  • Madeline Brown (Wade Brown), Daughter
  • Melissa Brown, Granddaughter
  • Michael Brown (Chelsea Brown), Grandson
  • Jorge E. Cossio, Husband (deceased)
  • J. Robert Mendez, Husband (deceased)

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Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, October 14, 2020

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, October 14, 2020

  • Religious Service

    Thursday, October 15, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, October 15, 2020

Memories

Yolanda D. Cossio

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M Cristina Cossio

October 14, 2020

Querida Tía Yolanda. Siempre me recuerdo de ti, con gran cariño y afecto! Encantadora y elegante! Descansa en Paz!

Carolina Santos Cossio

October 14, 2020

Will always remember Yolanda dressed to the Nines with a sweet smile on her face. I remember she practiced ballet well into her later years, always with beautiful posture. Since Yolanda lived in the same building as my parents, I got to see her frequently. She was always checking in on them to make sure they were OK and to keep them company. That was very kind and I really appreciated it.
She is fondly remembered by the people who work at Villa Capri. They ask about her every time they see me.
Madeline, so sorry she is gone. I know she will be missed. RIP Yolanda. ❤️
Carolina

HANSEL HERNANDEZ-NAVARRO

October 13, 2020

The photo shows our dear cousin Yolanda with her first cousins (primas-hermanas), Norma Hermida on the left and Gladys Navarro on the right. Gladys is my mother. All three were the "only child" in their families and therefore, very close throughout their lives in and outside of Cuba.
I remember as a child Yolanda, her husband Jorge, and her daughter Madeline were the only family we had in San Juan, where our families went to live in exile. "Yola", as we called her, was our "tia", always helping our parents with information, tips, many a favor, helping with birthday parties, christenings (she was my stand-in godmother), always there for us. Later, once she and her family settled in South Florida, Yola always remembered our birthdays. My siblings and I always got a birthday card from Yola, even through our teen years. We all adored her. She really was like a “tia” giving us advise, comfort, unconditional love and affection. Yolanda and her family are found among my fondest childhood memories. Besos Yola. See you some day soon.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

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