Xiomara Llorca Copa
August 21, 1935 – January 4, 2020
Xiomara Llorca Copa, age 84, of Pompano Beach, Florida, died peacefully at her home on January 4, 2020.
Xiomara was born on August 21, 1935 in the town of Nueva Gerona on the Isle of Pines in Cuba, the first child of Ruderico and Maria Teresa Llorca. Following her marriage to her beloved Guillermo in 1959, she and her husband emigrated to the United States and settled in Pompano Beach. While starting a family in a new country, they selflessly opened their home to numerous relatives who fled Cuba throughout the 1960’s. They took in countless families, including children who fled Castro’s Cuba before their parents could join them. Food, shelter, and a loving start in a new country were provided through their generosity. To this day, those they helped remain eternally grateful.
She was a skilled seamstress, a dedicated homemaker, and a wonderful cook. She also enjoyed watching novelas, shopping, and, although she would never admit it, catching up on the latest gossip with her friends and relatives, especially her sister-in-law, Delia Copa. However, what mattered most to her above all else was her family, especially her nine grandchildren. Mimi, Ata, and Abuela will always hold a special place in their hearts.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Guillermo Copa, and her parents Ruderico and Maria Teresa Llorca. She is survived by her four children, Maria Elena O’Neill (widow of Eugene), Guillermo Jose Copa (Gigi), Isabel Cristina Vazquez (Orlando), and Juan Carlos Copa (Nancy). In addition to her children, she is survived by her nine grandchildren, Logan Alexander Copa, Alexis Nicole Copa Streat (Kasey), Dillon Travis Copa, Rosaleen Teresa O’Neill, Ana Xiomara Vazquez, Ashling Faustina O’Neill, Elena Teresa Vazquez, Margaret Josephine Copa, and Christopher Guillermo Copa; and her five great-grandchildren, Dylan Grace Gilligan, Declan Thomas Gilligan, Nolan O’Neill Smith, Caylan Eugene Smith, and Konnor Dean Streat. She is also survived by her brother, Clodoaldo Llorca (Norma), eight nieces and nephews, and numerous great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins, and friends.
- Visitation Tuesday, January 7, 2020
- Mass of the Ressurection Wednesday, January 8, 2020
- Committal Service Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Xiomara Llorca Copa
January 8, 2020
I did not know Ms Copa; however, I do know her son Juan. Knowing Juan I am sure Ms Copa was a beautiful and wonderful lady. A person's children are a direct reflection of their parents.
My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Laura & John Nyemetz
January 7, 2020
Mrs Copa was a wonderful neighbor and friend. She was also thoughtful to our children and we loved seeing the joy on her face around Christmas time when her family would gather annually at her house for Christmas Eve dinner. We will miss her dearly and will continue to keep her loving family in our thoughts and prayers.
The Nyemetz Family
January 6, 2020
My family was one of the many that Guillermo & Xioma welcomed into their home. It was 1967. We only have beautiful memories of our time there. Their generosity was unmatched. I remember Guillermo giving me money for my school lunch and as he was giving it to me, he’d show me how much each coin was worth. A home full of laughter, food on the table and love.. After we moved, we’d visit on Sundays. I so enjoyed going there! My baby shower was at their home. Great memories ❤️