OBITUARY

Ana Maria Gonzalez

July 9, 1944April 30, 2021

Ana Maria Gonzalez, of Sarasota passed away on April 30, 2021, at the age of 76 years, she was born July 9, 1944 in Guantanamo, Cuba.

Ana Maria lived in Cuba until Castro took over and her mother decided to move them to Florida on May 27, 1962. It was a day she never forgot. She was 17 years old. She was a hard worker her whole life, always providing for her two daughters. She attended night school to learn English. Her favorite job was when she worked in a small jewelry store in Miami where she learned to make and repair jewelry. Jewelry-making became a hobby for her later on in life.

Ana was deeply rooted in her faith and devoted to her daughters and their families. She was always looking out for the well-being of others. She loved to play games, especially cards, with her friends and grandchildren. She was a wonderful cook and cherished her Cuban meals. She always had a smile to brighten the day. She will be dearly missed by her loved ones.

She is survived by her loving daughters Ana (Matthew) Richey and Maria (Timothy) Mihm, and beloved grandchildren Katherine (Taylor) Bryde, Zachary Richey, Daniel Mihm, Emily Mihm, Katelyn Richey and Emma Richey.

She is preceded in death by her parents Antonio Mitchell & Maria Rojas.

Memorial Service will be held on July 3, 2021 at Incarnation Catholic Church in Sarasota.

Robert Toale & Sons Funeral Home is entrusted with final care.

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Linda Smith

May 2, 2021

I met Ana when I got a job at Heron East. We hit it off real well. When it was her shower days aids that were on her hallway would come to me and say Linda I will watch your hallway this morning and I said oh Ana’s shower day!!! We would laugh!
I always visited residents on my days off or if they needed anything I would bring it to them.
Ana FaceTimed me not too long ago and it brought tears to my eyes. Told her I would come see her and was afraid of this COVID.
No excuse for me why I didn’t go. Ana I am so sorry. I love you and your laughter and smiles to me will live with me FOREVER.🤗💕🙏🏼

Milagros Lopez

May 2, 2021

Ana Maria was a dear and loyal friend. We met through our Spanish speaking church circle at Resurrection Catholic Church in Jacksonville, Florida. She was always willing to lend a helping hand!
After work I would stop by her apartment and we would share a cup of “Cuban coffee” made by Ana the old fashioned way!
A devoted daughter and mother to Anita and Mary and a loving grandmother!
May you Rest In Peace dear friend!
Millie