Margarita Rodriguez Yañez died at home in Miami, Florida
She is survived by her children, José Ignacio Cimadevilla (Patricia Torres), Francisco Javier Cimadevilla (Eugenia Valdés Balsinde), Maria Victoria Cimadevilla (Victor Robert), and Margarita Inés Cimadevilla (Alfredo Tateo, deceased) and by her grandchildren, Ana Carolina Cimadevilla Torres, José Javier Cimadevilla Torres, Nicholas Tateo, Gabriela Tateo, and Lucca Tateo.
She is also survived by her sister, Gladys Rodriguez Yáñez (Amado Lorenzo) of Madrid, Spain, and her brother, Adolfo Rodriguez Yañez of Miami, Florida
She was born in Havana, Cuba of Galician parents. She studied at Colegio Sagrado Corazón where she was a distinguished Hija de Maria, graduating in 1951.
She married José C. Cimadevilla in 1959 and was married for 49 years until his passing in 2008, in Miami, Florida. Together, they believed that their best achievements were, and are their four children.
They fled Cuba in 1965 and after brief periods in Mexico and New York City, they settled in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She attended the University of Puerto Rico, graduating in 1984.
Her passion for knowledge was boundless. Every single one of the hundreds of books that went through her hands, either for academic work or just for fun, is heavily underlined, annotated and cross-referenced at the margins.
Her friends and family describe her as a woman ahead of her time, embracing life to the fullest, always with a contagious smile, bright eyes, and infectious laughter; and admired for her determination and strength.
She was a great woman. A fighting spirit. An eternal soul.
Date: Friday, August 6, 2021
Time: 1:00 pm
Mass at Church of the Little Flower
2711 Indian Mound Trail, Coral Gables, FL 33134