ANA R. AVELLOAna R. Avello, 91, of Miami, Fla. died Friday afternoon, June 29, surrounded by loved ones.
Ana R. Avello, 91, of Miami, Fla., died Friday afternoon, June 29, surrounded by loved ones.
Ana was born in the countryside of Cuba on July 26, 1920.
The eldest of seven she worked hard caring for her siblings and working on the family farm. She developed her lifelong passion for cooking as a young girl, and she continued to prepare delicious meals for all as late as January 2012.
Early in her youth, she married Israel Avello, of Agabama, Cuba. That loving marriage bore three sons, and the family labored together in the family-owned grocery store. They decided to emigrate to the United States when the Cuban government confiscated their business because they were not communists. Her two older sons, Israel, Jr. and Julio, were immediately sent to the United States; yet it took three arduous and lonely years for Ana, her husband, and their youngest son, Waldo, to obtain visas and leave Cuban soil, never to return.
Ana and Israel worked and lived in New Jersey for many years. Twelve years ago, and several years after her husband passed away, she moved to Miami in order to be near family.
She is survived by her sons Israel of Dallas, Texas, Julio of Miami, Fla., Waldo of Duluth; her grandchildren Brian of New York, N.Y., Steven of Los Angeles, Calif., Patrick of Duluth, Andres of Miami, Fla., and Kristina Sammataro of Miami, Fla.; her sisters Berta Jimenez, Leticia Gallostra, and Angela Obregon of Miami, Fla., Juana Marrero of Orlando, Fla., and Niurka Plasencia of Cuba. Ana has three great grandchildren and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews, and will be missed by all.
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