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Florinda Hernandez Rojo

October 18th, 1924 - June 8th, 2024

Beloved mother, grandmother, sister, mother-in-law, aunt and friend, Florinda Hernandez Rojo, died peacefully at home, surrounded by her family, on June 8, 2024.

 

Born in Villasdardo, Salamanca, Spain on October 18th, 1924 to Anacleto Hernandez and Esperanza Gonzalez, 1 of 7 children, she later immigrated to the US in 1955 where she met and married her husband of 49 years, Eusebio Rojo, who died on August 8, 2014. They lived in Chevy Chase, Maryland and were parishioners of The Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament.  She was a devout Catholic. She enjoyed reading, writing, cooking, knitting, and spending time with friends and family, whom she adored. She will be remembered for her wit, humor, strength, kindness, sharp memory, and captivating storytelling abilities.

 

Her memory will be kept alive by her daughter, Margarita Rojo Mendez, son-in-law, Luis Mendez and her adored granddaughter, Carolina Mendez, her sister, Mari Cruz Hernandez (Rafael). As well as aunt to many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her sisters and brothers, Maria Hernandez (Hector); Jose Hernandez (Tina); Ana Maria Hernandez (Manuel); Serafina Hernandez; Gabriel Hernandez (Maria Asuncion).

 

Funeral Services will be held at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament on Friday, June 14th at 11:00 am.  Burial will be held privately.

 

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Lisa Perez

Flora was a lovely, classy lady, an inspiration to many in her pursuit of goodness and her genuine kindness. Her unwavering faith served as an example to us all. I will miss our conversations, reminiscing about the past, and the warmth with which she welcomed me into her home. Flora had an incredible ability to make everyone feel valued and loved, offering a listening ear, a comforting word, or a helping hand whenever it was needed. Another enduring quality was her wisdom. The advice she shared was always thoughtful and profound. I am forever grateful for these wonderful memories. Deep in my heart, I know she will continue to be watching over us all. She left a lasting mark on many hearts. Descansa en paz, querida Flora. You will be deeply missed, but your legacy will endure in all of us who were privileged to know and love you.

Published June 17th, 2024
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Rutilio del Riego

I met Flora and her husband Eusebio in Washington, D.C. at the Spanish Catholic Center in the early 70s. I consider them true friends. Flora was pregnant of Margarita when I had my first Mass as a Catholic priest in Falls Church, VA in 1965. She was always a woman of deep faith. And a great cook! I enjoyed meals with her and her husband Eusebio and their daughter. I know how much she loved her family. Rest in peace.

Published June 12th, 2024
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Karina

We had the privilege of living next door to Flora and she was kindness herself. She was warm and gracious and welcoming, Her home was a peaceful respite from the craziness of life. I always have had a special place in my heart for her and she is missed but her memory goes with us forever ♥️ I pray her family has peace and the love shown to her is inspiring.

Published June 15th, 2024
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Inaky & Montse

We are from Spain. We met Flora and her husband, because they invited us to visit them one day. We had a marvellous evening sharing experiences and talking about places in Spain they loved. They were such a lovely couple and now they are together again forever. With love.

Published June 12th, 2024
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