Josefina Garcia Menendez, 96, left us on June 16, 2020 with her family by her side in Naples, Florida. Josefina was born on November 15, 1923 in Havana, Cuba to Luis and Nieves Menendez. She lived most of her life in Cuba where she met the love of her life, Antonio Garcia, and married him. They had two boys and later found themselves living in Wichita, Kansas where their family grew. Eventually life brought her to Miami, Florida where she lived with her sister, Esperanza Mesa.
Her interests included family, loving her grandchildren, cooking Cuban food, making photo albums, crocheting and making friends with everyone in the neighborhood. She devoted much of her time and energy to being a loving mother, grandmother and friend to all. She was a devoted Catholic woman and always put God first.
Josefina Garcia is survived by her two sons, Antonio and Luis Garcia; daughters-in-law, Ana Garcia and Olga Rinaldi; seven grandchildren, Tony, Luis Jose, Sean, Juan Carlos Garcia, Monica Hoegstead, Elizabeth and Francesca Garcia.
The family will receive friends Thursday, June 18, 2020 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Muller-Thompson Funeral Chapel, 2011 Pine Ridge Rd. Naples, FL 34109 A funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, June 29, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church, 5225 Golden Gate Parkway, Naples, FL 34116.
Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to St. Jude's Children's Hospital at https://fundraising.stjude.org/site/SPageServer?pagename=personal_part_search - Name of Gift Fund: Josefina Garcia
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