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Caridad Cabral

April 9, 1937 ~ July 18, 2022 (age 85) 85 Years Old


Caridad Casilda Cabral Alonso, born and resided in Havana, Cuba, passed at St. Michael's Hospital in Newark, NJ on July 18, 2022 at the age of 85 after cardiac and respiratory complications that were brought on and made worse by COVID-19.

The funeral will be from the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, 585 Belgrove Drive, Kearny, NJ on Friday, July 22 at 10:00 a.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Holy Cross Church, Harrison, NJ at 11:00 a.m. Bishop Manuel Aurelio Cruz, Celebrant. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. Relatives and friends are invited to visit at the funeral home on Friday morning beginning at 9:00 a.m.

Cary, as she was called, practiced her nursing profession with tremendous dedication and love after graduating from the prestigious Calixto Garcia Hospital nursing program in Havana, Cuba, at the top of her class. After graduation, she worked at various hospitals in Havana, including Claixto Garcia Hospital. In the second part of her career, Cary spent over 40 years at the National Institute of Oncology and Radiobiology of Havana, where she rose to head of the operating rooms until she retired in 2005. Even after her retirement, she continued to help those who needed her medical guidance and knowledge.

She was the beloved wife of Santiago Garcia, known as Solano; they were married for 29 years until his death in 1990. Cary was a devoted and caring mother to her only son Jorge Garcia, who resides in Hollywood, Florida with his wife Mayte and two adult sons Andy and Kevin. She was the eldest daughter of Elisa Alonso and Domingo Cabral whom she cared for until their death. She was a loving and protective elder sister to Elisa Matalobos nee Cabral and their late brother Domingo Cabral Alonso.

She joyously looked forward to her yearly visits with her sister in New Jersey, where she would spend a few months enjoying and going out to restaurants, shopping, visiting the Jersey shore, watching movies and telenovelas with her nieces, Mayda, Liz, and Kate, and always looked forward to her coffee klatch time with friends. She was loved by many who met her during her visits in the USA.

She also leaves an entire Havana community that loved and respected her; they will miss her tremendously.


La señora Caridad Casilda Cabral Alonso, nacida y residente en La Habana, Cuba, ha fallecido en el hospital St. Michael en Newark, NJ el dieciocho de julio de dos mil veintidós a la edad de 85 años de un ataque cardiaco-respiratorio provocado por Covid 19.

Cary, como era conocida por su familia y amigos, se graduó como enfermera en el  prestigioso programa de enfermería del Hospital Calixto Garcia en La Habana, Cuba, obteniendo uno de los primeros puestos de su clase. Cary ejerció su profesión de enfermera con gran dedicación y amor en varios hospitales, incluido el hospital Calixto García. 

Cary trabajó por más de 40 años en el Instituto Nacional de Oncología de la Habana y se retiró como  jefa de quirófano en  el año 2005, incluso después de su retiro, continuó orientando a quienes necesitaban su ayuda y conocimientos médicos. 

Además de su profesión Cary ha dedicado su vida a su familia, ha sido la hija mayor de sus padres Elisa Alonso y Domingo Cabral, a quienes cuidó con dedicación y amor hasta su muerte.

Esposa amada de Santiago Garcia, conocido como Solano, con quien estuvo casada por 29 años hasta su fallecimiento en 1990. 

Madre dedicada y cariñosa con su único hijo Jorge Garcia,  su nuera Mayte y sus nietos Andy y Kevin, residentes en Florida. 

Hermana mayor y protectora de Elisa Matalobos Cabral y su difunto hermano Domingo Cabral Alonso.

Cary, esperaba con alegría su visita a su querida hermana Elisa en New Jersey, donde disfrutaba de su familia.Pasaba unos meses en su compañía saliendo a comer, yendo de compras, visitando la costa y la playa, viendo películas y telenovelas con sus sobrinas Mayda, Liz y Kate. También esperaba con ansias su salida diaria para tomar café con un grupo de amigas.

Cary ha sido y será siempre una mujer querida por muchas personas, deja una gran comunidad habanera que la amaba y respetaba, que la extrañará tremendamente; además de su grupo de amigos que la han conocido durante sus visitas a los Estados Unidos.

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July 22, 2022

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home
585 Belgrove Drive
Kearny, NJ 07032

Funeral Mass
July 22, 2022

11:00 AM
Holy Cross R.C. Church
323 Harrison Avenue
Harrison, NJ 07029


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