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Zoila Hevia Abreu

September 19, 1923 - September 6, 2013
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Zoila H. Abreu 89, passed away September 6, 2013 in Dallas, TX. Zoila was born on September 19, 1923 in Havana Cuba to Modesto Hevia and Zoila Romero Hevia. She attended law school at the University of Havana where she met her husband in 1941, both graduating in 1946. In San Juan Bosco Catholic Church in Cuba, Zoila married Rene Abreu on February 15, 1947. They had 3 children, a daughter who died shortly after birth and 2 sons, born in 1952 and 1955. Zoila and her children left Cuba after the communist takeover arriving in Miami in 1961. Rene joined her in 1962, after remaining in Cuba to be with his gravely ill father, who died 3...
Zoila H. Abreu 89, passed away September 6, 2013 in Dallas, TX. Zoila was born on September 19, 1923 in Havana Cuba to Modesto Hevia and Zoila Romero Hevia. She attended law school at the University of Havana where she met her husband in 1941, both graduating in 1946. In San Juan Bosco Catholic Church in Cuba, Zoila married Rene Abreu on February 15, 1947. They had 3 children, a daughter who died shortly after birth and 2 sons, born in 1952 and 1955.
Zoila and her children left Cuba after the communist takeover arriving in Miami in 1961. Rene joined her in 1962, after remaining in Cuba to be with his gravely ill father, who died 3 months later.
Zoila worked for the Florida State Cuban Refugee Assistance Program and the Miami Catholic Welfare Bureau. They went to Puerto Rico for one year, upon returning to the U.S. they settled in Dallas, where she became a social worker, serving 25 years with Catholic Charities of Dallas. She loved to read, travel, listen to music and play bingo.
After the death of her father in 1964, Zoila's mother came to live with her in Dallas until her death at the age of 99. Zoila was preceded in death by her husband, Rene Abreu in 1986, her oldest son, Rene Abreu, Jr. in 1993 and her brother, Modesto Hevia. She is survived by her son, Jorge Abreu and wife, Janet; granddaughters, Amelia Abreu and husband, Nathaniel Friedman, Clare Abreu and Jean Abreu; great granddaughter, Letty Friedman-Abreu; nieces, Gloria Gross and Connie Cuello; nephews, Modesto Hevia and Jess Hevia.

Zoila was quoted as saying,"I am proud of my roots and I am grateful to God for my faith, and many blessing and sorrows."

Memorial Rosary will be at 6:30 p.m. Friday, September 13, 2013 at St Pius X Catholic Church. Memorial Mass will be at 2:00 pm Saturday, September 14, 2013 at Calvary Hill Mausoleum North Chapel. Inurnment to follow at Calvary Hill Cemetery in Dallas, TX.

"Mrs. Abreu was a wonderful, kind, sweet lady. We had many a conversations from Politics to Cuban Cooking. She will be missed." Theresa Dillard (Dallas, TX)

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