CARIDAD L. GUTIERREZ

Obituary for CARIDAD L. GUTIERREZ

On November 4th at the age of 73, Caridad L. Gutierrez ended her journey in this world and returned to the Lord.
She was born on September 8 the feast of the Patron Saint of Cuba, La Caridad del Cobre (Our Lady of Charity) in Matanzas, Cuba to Hilda M. Gatell and Rodolfo Gutierrez. Due to the political climate with the beginning of the Castro regime, she was sent as a teenager by her mother to the United States through Catholic Charities’ ‘Operation Pedro Pan’ where she spent a year in Rockford, IL with the Murphy family and graduated from Bishop Muldoon High School. A year later reunited with her family they settled in the Tarrytowns in the Hudson Valley New York. While raising her two children she received her Masters Degree in Education from Mercy College. She went on to teach in NYC public schools and retired in 2003 having taught a majority of her twenty plus years at PS 1 in the South Bronx. After she retired she split her time living with her son in Tampa, Florida and her daughter in West Harrison, New York. She was a woman of faith, family, friendship and community. She could be found at the heart of any church organization no matter where she resided. She made many deep and lasting friendships, some would say family. Her visional impairment later in life did not stop her from making pilgrimages to the Holy Land, Marian Shrines in Europe and other local sites in the United States.
She is survived by her children Milagros (Christopher) Cross and Americo (Karen) Menendez and her grandchildren Americo, Paul, Teresa, David, Emily, Sarah and Isabel. Her brothers Rodolfo (Aida) Gutierrez of Alexandria, Virginia and Robert (Sophie) Gutierrez of Cortland Manor along with cousins, nieces, nephews and their children.
Services will be held on Saturday, November 9, St Francis of Assisi, 4450 County Road 579, Seffner, FL 33584. Visitation will be from 12 – 1 pm, Mass will be at 1pm.
Additional service and A celebration of Life at St. Teresa Of Avila Church in Sleepy Hollow, NY will be scheduled at a future date.

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Visitation

Saturday, November 9, 2019

12 – 1 pm

St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

4450 County Road 579

Seffner, FL 33584

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Service Times

Saturday, November 9, 2019

1pm

St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

4450 County Road 579

Seffner, FL 33584

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11/07/2019

Rest on peace Caridad. 🙏

11/07/2019

Dear Caridad, eternal rest in our Lord, Jesus Christ./ Eterno Descanzo en el Señor, Jesucristo querida Caridad. Amen.

11/07/2019

So sorry, May she Rest In Peace!!!!

11/07/2019

Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard but always near, still loved, still missed, and very dear.
“Forever in my Heart”
Te Quiero 💐💝🌹
Tu amiga y hermana en Cristo,
Alícia Sandoval.