Edita E. Piedra

February 4, 1930January 15, 2015
Obituary of Edita E. Piedra
PIEDRA Edita Enriquez de Martinez Piedra On January 14, 2014, Edita Enriquez de Martinez Piedra, 84, passed away at her home in Bethesda, Maryland surrounded by family. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Alberto M. Piedra, their five children and their spouses and fourteen grandchildren: Alberto M. Piedra and Jane Fraser, Javier M. Piedra, Pedro M. Piedra and Kristen Lidtke, Edita Piedra Robinson and Peter Robinson, Conchita Piedra Heffron and Colin Heffron and her fourteen grandchildren: Edita Maria, Colin James, Pedro, Nicolas, Alix, Andrew, Alexander, Isabel, Maximilian, Anna, Katarina, Gordon, Cameron, Isabel. She is also survived by her sister, Lourdes Enriquez Carrera-Justiz of Miami, Florida. Edita was the second child of Francisco Enriquez and Maria Teresa Carrera-Justiz of Havana, Cuba. Edita and Alberto moved to Washington, DC from Havana in 1959 with three small children. They chose Washington, DC because Alberto received his PhD in Economics at Georgetown University and Edita attended Georgetown Visitation as one of the few boarders from Cuba. Edita received her undergraduate degree from the University of Havana and then her MA from Catholic University. She received her master's degree while raising five small children. From 1984 to 1987, Alberto and Edita moved to Guatemala City, Guatemala where Alberto served as the United States Ambassador to Guatemala. Edita worked tirelessly, organizing receptions, keeping a large staff, and helping with the day to day work as the wife of a US Ambassador. After Guatemala, Edita and Alberto moved to New York City, where again she helped her husband as he served with the rank of United States Ambassador at the United Nations. Edita was a devoted wife, mother, sister and grandmother. She was the most loving, patient, and talented women who gave everything for her family. Her elegance was unmatched. A faithful daughter of the Church, she attended mass every day. She combined the distinction of Europe and the simplicity of America. Special thanks need to be given to her aides, Agueda, Morena, Isata , and Cecilia, who loved her and cared for her until the end. We will be forever grateful to all of you. There will be a funeral mass at the The Church of the Little Flower in Bethesda, Maryland at 12 noon on Tuesday, January 20, 2015. The wake is on Monday, January 19 at The Church of the Little Flower from 5-8pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Family Institute of Washington, DC at

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

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