On August 30, 2021, Brunilda, affectionately known as Bruni to family and friends, passed away.
Brunilda is survived by her siblings Florcida Garcia Vargas, Olga Garcia Ramos, Irma Garcia, Audi Garcia, Monserrate Ramos, her children, Iris Matos and Carlos Matos, her grandchildren, Shirley, Michelle, Luisa and Carlos Luis and her great grandchildren, Talia, Jacob, Finn, Taylor, Zachary, and Joseph and many other family members and friends that will forever love and remember her.
Brunilda was born on October 6, 1933, in Guánica, Puerto Rico to Virginio Garcia and Dalisda Carbonell. Brunilda was a beloved mother, grandmother, aunt, cousin and wife during her vibrant life. Brunilda was devoted to her family and many friends. As a young adult she made her way to New York City for a couple of years and lived on 44th Drive surrounded by her family. Brunilda moved to Fort Lauderdale, Florida and worked for the Marriott Corporation until she retired. Brunilda eventually moved to Orlando, Florida to be closer to her daughter, Iris.
Bruni loved to laugh and would often joke about any and every one that would happen to catch her eye. Her laughter would make you laugh, even if you were the joke.
Bruni loved to garden and anything she planted would definitely grow. Bruni’s backyard would often resemble a jungle. If you were so foolish to leave her alone in your yard, even for just a few minutes, you got whatever she happened to plant for you! Bruni would later say while touring your yard, “I planted that, I planted this, that’s my plant”… and there went your garden.
Bruni loved all animals-- even chickens to the occasional rooster in her backyard. Bruni had a cat she was allergic to but kept around anyway. Bruni especially adored dogs and would always sneak them some table food and on special occasions un poquito de café.
Bruni loved to cook and would make all types of cuisine because she was a world class home chef! Her black beans were simply delicious! If you asked Bruni how she made something, it was always a little bit of this or that, there was no exact recipe you could follow. Bruni truly cooked from her heart.
Bruni loved her music, whether she was singing or dancing she was always moving to the beat. Even when she no longer remembered the words she would still move her hands and feet especially for Los Panchos, Marc Anthony and Celia Cruz, to name a few.
Missing Bruni with all our hearts.
In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to be sent as a tribute and in memory to the Alzheimer’s Association http://act.alz.org/goto/BrunildaOmeara
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