OBITUARY

Carmen "Abuela" Hernandez

September 10, 1917February 7, 2020

HERNANDEZ, Carmen "Abuela", 102, passed away February 7, 2020. Born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, she had been a Tampa resident for decades, primarily in the Town and Country area. She was everyone’s “Abuela” and was a true warrior; she lived by her rules, was strict with whom she loved, yet deeply caring. She profoundly shaped the lives of many.

She was spunky and vivacious; enjoying the “sparkly and shiny” things in life. Her hair, makeup, and nails were always perfectly precise. She was fashionably dressed for all her adventures; traveling, shopping, dining, socializing, and even through hurricanes (not even Hurricane Irma could dissuade her from ensuring she looked pristine).

Preceded in death by Luis Hernandez, her husband of over 60 years, and daughter Maria Betzaida Rodriguez. Carmen is survived by three sisters, four grandchildren; Carmen Garcia, Debra Garcia (Mery Giral), Maria Osornia-Nieves, Zhilma Rodriguez (Dianna Gill & Sergio Calvillo), two great-grandsons; Elryck Leamond, Christopher Guzman, three great-granddaughters; Maria Rodriguez, Summer Silveus, Imajyca Leamond, great-great granddaughter, Elysia Leamond, extended family and friends.

A Rosary service will begin at 6pm, followed by visitation until 8pm, Monday, February 10, 2020 and a Funeral Service will be conducted at 12 noon, Tuesday February 11, 2020 at Blount & Curry Funeral Home at Garden of Memories, 4207 E Lake Ave, Tampa, FL 33610. Interment will follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery.

Services

  • Prayer Service Monday, February 10, 2020
  • Visitation Monday, February 10, 2020
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, February 11, 2020
  • Interment Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Memories

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Carlos Amaya

February 11, 2020

El recuerdo de ella seguirá siempre vivo en nuestros corazones.
Nuestras sentidas condolencias y solidaridad para vos Debbie y a toda tu familia...


Sarah & Carlos...

Lourdes Cosme

February 11, 2020

Loved abuelas desire to live to the fullest. She loved to joke, and I loved to make her laugh. She had a great sense of humor. You will be greatly missed. ❤

Enriqueta Badillo

February 10, 2020

Descansa en paz abuela te recordaremos por siempre fuistes una gran mujer y recordaré siempre tus consejos
En memoria De Carmen Hernsndez (Abuela Pucha) de parte de la familia Badillo Gonzalez y Martinez🌹🌹Ketty, Molly , Alex y Vionnette

Belen Morales

February 10, 2020

Abuela, fue lindo conocerte y compartir un espacio de nuestras vidas contigo. El cielo acaba de ganar un Ángel con tu llegada, disfruta la Vida Eterna y descansa en Paz. Desde acá, un abrazo grande.
Estarás por siempre en nuestros corazones!!!!

Rosali del Valle

February 10, 2020

Mi querida Titi Carmen, ejemplo de mujer luchadora, diste todo por tu familia, siempre alegre, con una energía contagiosa, nos protegiste con tus oraciones. Cuidaste tus nietas como si fueran tus hijas. Bendecidas ellas que tuvieron la mejor abuela del mundo. Siempre viviré orgullosa de que fuiste mi Tía. Hiciste mejor la vida a quienes estaban a tu alrededor, eras como un manto de bondad, siempre positiva y dispuesta a ayudar. Gracias por todo tu amor, espero me sigas cuidando desde el cielo. A todos les hablaba de mi tía de 102 años, Wao Titi, tu vida fue impresionante. Te quiero mucho, que Dios te reciba en el cielo.

Esteban Fernandez

February 10, 2020

Abuela,
It was a blessing to have known you. I will miss you. I will never forget the times we shared. You protected me in life, now you will be protecting me from heaven. Rest In Peace.

Millie Ramos

February 9, 2020

Abuela
I'm sad that u r gone. We will miss u deeply but I'm sure u r with the angels and know that u found ur loved ones up there. I hope u will always watch over us
Love u always
Millie, Emmanuel and Chris

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY