Laudelina J. Blanco
Laudelina J. Blanco
  • April 30, 1935 - December 21, 2017
  • Orlando, Florida

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Laudelina "Mima" Blanco went Home to the Lord on December 21, 2017. She suffered through six knee surgeries during a ten-year period, diabetes and battled like a real trooper for the last year & three months with chronic health issues and many surgical procedures all caused by complications. She was very thankful to all in the medical field for their care, treatment, therapies and whenever possible had a big smile of appreciation for them all. It would always make her very happy when her family and friends visited her or called to see how she was doing and was always very thankful to all.

Laudelina was born in Bahia Honda, Cuba in 1935. She married Basilio in 1952, had two children and they all migrated to the United States in 1962. This was very difficult for her because she had to leave behind a very big, loving family. Her father widowed with 9 children, later remarried and they had 7 more sons and her for a grand total of 17 children and all became one great family. Four years later her father passed away in Cuba without her being able to return to see him. She suffered immensely being they were very close and she absolutely adored him. Her dream was to bring their families over and both of them sacrificed and worked arduously to make it happen. Once possible she started the process of filling out required forms becoming responsible for the family members once they arrived. She didn't rest until both of their families were all here, with the exception of one of her brothers who chose to stay. This was a big accomplishment in her life and every time a letter approving a family member was received, she could be heard yelling out joyously. All were very thankful to both of them for the opportunity to start a new life in this wonderful country. They soon also became hard-working, successful citizens. After living and working hard in Florida for a year they both settled in New Jersey. They continued a life of hard work and sacrifice eventually venturing into working on their own and becoming self-employed. They started a dry-cleaning business where she did alterations and became a pro at blind stitching and he at the art of dry-cleaning clothes. They ran the business successfully for years. In 1975 they grew tired of having to deal with the cold weather and relocated to Florida. She loved family gatherings, cooking and making sure everyone ate lots and they later opened a Cuban food restaurant which became very popular with her delicious cooking, his help and remained open for many years. Her grandchildren firmly believe the roast pork & mojo sauce Mima made were the absolute best and can't be matched. A licensed cosmetologist also, she worked for a while in local shops. She had the ability to do a beautiful coiffure on elder ladies specially, giving the impression of added volume to their hair but mainly enjoyed doing manicures and pedicures. Her mother lived with them for many years and during a three-year period her in-laws, too, all three close to age 90, while still running the restaurant. She was always told she had surely earned her place in heaven and of that there is no doubt, Amen. She was a good woman of great Faith, beautiful, exemplary, positive, elegant, smart, intuitive, worrisome, humanitarian, loving, long-suffering, giving, fair, strict, counselor, devoted, hard-working, a little stubborn, simple, brave, and lots of fun. She loved animals, especially their 4 dogs: Nemo, Negrito, Mochito & Negrita. She was survived by her husband of 65 years, Basilio; son Miguel & daughter-in-law, Carmen; daughter Mercy & son-in-law Jorge; 8 grandchildren: Jorge(Melissa), Jose(Christine), Jordan(Shanay), Jackie(Gabriel), Maribel(Chris), Miguel(Katie), Tovi(Maria), Mimi(Miguel). 15 great-grandchildren: Josiah, Alissa, Jose, Carolina, Alana, Jazmyne, Isabel, Jomari, Cross, Jaden, Adrian, Alexander, Alexis, Rudolfo & Ivan; 7 brothers & 8 sisters-in-law: Martin, Fernando(Eneida), Reinaldo(Lucia), Everaldo(Rosa), Israel(Cecilia), Felix(Paula), Luis(Vivina), (Raquel), & (Sofia); 30 plus nieces, nephews & their families and many friends, all whom she dearly loved. She was very loved and will be very missed by all. Rest in peace dear Laudelina "Mima" and may God's perpetual light, forever shine upon you.

Laudelina "Mima" Blanco fue a Casa junto al Seor, Diciembre 21, 2017. Sufrio 6 operaciones de las rodillas durante un periodo de 10 aos, diabetes y en el ultimo ao y tres meses lucho como una verdadera guerrera con problemas cronicos de salud y muchos procedimientos quirurgicos todo causado por complicaciones. Ella estaba muy agradecida de todos en el campo medico por su cuidado, tratamiento, terapias y siempre que pudo tuvo una sonrisa de agradecimiento para todos ellos. Siempre le hacia muy feliz que su familia y amistades la visitaran o llamaran a saber de ella y siempre estaba muy agradecida de todos.

Laudelina nacio en Bahia Honda, Cuba en 1935. Ella se caso con Basilio en 1952, tuvieron dos hijos y todos ellos emigraron a los Estados Unidos en 1962. Esto fue muy dificil para ella puesto que tuvo que dejar por detras una familia muy grande y querida. Su padre enviudo teniendo 9 hijos y despues se volvio a casar y tuvieron 7 hijos mas y ella, un gran total de 17 hijos y todos se convirtieron en una gran familia. Cuatro aos mas tarde su padre fallecio en Cuba sin ella poder regresar a verlo. Ella sufrio inmensamente ya que eran muy unidos y ella lo adoraba. El sueo de ella era traer a los familiares de ambos y los dos se sacrificaron y trabajaron arduamente para lograrlo. Una vez posible ella comenzo el proceso de llenar los formularios requeridos para hacerse responsables por los familiares una vez llegaran. Ella no descanso hasta que los familiares de ambos estaban aqui con la excepcion de uno de sus hermanos que decidio quedarse. Esto fue un logro grande en su vida y cada vez que llegaba una carta aprovando la llegada de un familiar se le oia gritar gozosamente. Todos estuvieron muy