Ofelia Luis Miranda
May 26, 1925 ‒ August 02, 2016
Ofelia Miranda peacefully passed away Tuesday, August 2, 2016 in her Mansfield home surrounded by family. She was 91.
She was born May 26, 1925 to parents Placido Luis y Gonzalez & Julia Hernandez y Rodriguez in Manguito, Matanzas Province, Cuba. After graduating from Matanzas Institute of Secondary Education, she went on to earn her baccalaureate degree in arts and letters from the University of Havana in 1947.
On April 30, 1952, she married Mario Santiago Miranda, M.D. Mario and Ofelia lived in Marianao, Cuba, a suburb of Havana, until immigrating to the United States in 1961, ultimately settling in Mansfield in 1967 and becoming naturalized American citizens in 1970. Mario and Ofelia shared 42 wonderful years of marriage until he passed away in 1994.
Ofelia served as a volunteer at Mansfield General Hospital for over ten years. In her spare time, she took pleasure in sewing, needlepoint, painting, and piano. But above all, Ofelia enjoyed traveling with her husband and attending classical and lyric opera performances in Cleveland and New York City.
She is survived by children Mario (Barbara) Miranda of Upper Arlington and Beatriz Miranda of Mansfield; grandchildren Olivia, Alex, and Cristian Miranda of Columbus; and her sister, Beatriz Nora Gutierrez of Coral Gables, Florida.
In addition to her loving husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and her two beloved brothers, Gilberto and Horacio Luis of Matanzas, Cuba.
A graveside service will be held in Ofelia’s memory on Saturday August 27, 2016 at 10 am in Mansfield Cemetery.
For contributions in her memory, please make checks payable to the American Diabetes Association and bring or send to Snyder Funeral Home, P.O. Box 3085, Mansfield, Ohio 44904.
Ofelia’s family invites you to share a fond memory at SnyderFuneralHomes.com.