November 22, 1922 ~ November 18, 2009
Gilda Eulalia Bueno, a long time resident of Torrance, CA, passed away on Wednesday, November 18th in Torrance. Gilda was born on November 22, 1922 in Camaguey, Cuba where she studied to be an elementary school teacher and enjoyed teaching her students for over 20 years. She fled the communist regime in 1961 and began her new life in Southern California alongside her husband, Arturo C. Bueno, and her two sons. They eventually settled in Torrance, CA in 1968.
Gilda loved to be surrounded by the laughter and love of her family and friends. She provided a nurturing environment to her grandchildren and friends' children for whom she provided care throughout the years. She and her husband spent much of their vacation time travelling to their ranch in Newberry Springs. There they delighted in hosting many family gatherings, while preparing a traditional Cuban meal of roasted pork. Gilda was a social butterfly and enjoyed sharing her sharp witted humor and love of laughter with those she loved. Her favorite hobbies were collecting dolls, caring for her beloved cats and reading her favorite magazines, Vanidades and Hola. She was always up for shopping trips with her granddaughters, trying out different restaurants, joking around with her friends, and receiving phone calls from friends across the country. She was most proud of watching her grandchildren grow into accomplished and independent adults.
Gilda is preceded in death by her loving husband Arturo C. Bueno. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Arturo and Estela Bueno of Torrance, CA; her son Gualterio Bueno of Riverside, CA; her niece and her husband Victoria and Gaston Serrato of Rowland Heights, CA; her 6 grandchildren Walter Bueno and his wife Sara of Fullerton, CA, Estela and her husband William Tieman of Redondo Beach, CA, Arthur Bueno and his wife Marie of Rancho Cucamonga, CA, Barbara and her husband Steve Arroyo of Fullerton, CA, Alina and her husband Gregory Nadsady of Torrance, CA, Elisa and her husband Bradley Reynolds of Duarte, CA; great-grandchildren Gabriela Bueno, Lauren Bueno, Marc Bueno, Steve Arroyo, Nicolas Bueno, Aidan Reynolds, Maria Nadsady, Isabella Tieman; and many other cousins, nieces and nephews.
Gilda's laughter, love, and nurturing spirit will be sorely missed by all of those who loved her. Her memory will live on in our hearts forever.
A gathering of family and friends will be held on Sunday, November 22, 2009, from 12 noon - 4 p.m at McCormick Mortuary, 1998 Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach, CA 90277. The vigil will begin at 2:00 p.m. A graveside service will be held at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, on Monday, November 23rd at 11 a.m.
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