Obituary for Olga Orellano

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Olga Orellano

August 10, 1932 - August 26, 2023

“The happiness that lies behind is but a speck of the joy I now see ahead of me in heaven.”

“La felicidad que dejo detras, es solo una sombra del gozo que ahora veo en el cielo.”


Olga Orellano’s Life Story


Olga’s Story

Olga emigrated from Cuba in 1966. She raised 2 daughters alone as a single mom, working 2 jobs for many years. While doing all this, she learned English within a year of arriving in the States and, soon after, went to school to learn accounting. She ran the accounts payable department of a major department store for many years and was later an auditor for another large supermarket chain. Her hard-working disposition inspired her daughters to always strive to achieve their highest potential in all their endeavors. One of her daughters, Silvia Stradi, became a nurse and reached the echelon of chief nursing officer for the East Florida Division HCA hospitals. Her younger daughter, Dr. Carmen Romero, graduated from the University of Miami Medical School and has worked over 30 years as an Internal Medicine Physician.

Olga’s faith was central to her life. She not only professed her faith, but lived it. She served as the President of the Damas Católicas at St. Agatha Church for 8 years. She planted the seed of faith in her family, and countless others, some of whom came to believe in Jesus Christ. Serving others was an essential part of who she was. Just one month before her passing, Olga organized a collection of food, clothing and medicines to send to relatives in Cuba.

Her memory will live in the lives of so many whom her loving spirit touched. She left behind 2 daughters, Silvia Stradi and Carmen Romero, a son in law, Victor Romero, whom she always referred to as her own son, 5 grandchildren, Joseph, David and Michael Stradi, Victor and Alyssa Romero, and 2 great grandchildren, Joseph Mark Stradi and Arabella Stradi.

La Historia de Olga

Olga emigro de Cuba en el ano 1966. Ella crio a dos niñas, como madre soltera, trabajando 2 trabajos por muchos anos. Mientras hacia todo eso, ella aprendió Ingles dentro del primer ano de venir a los Estados Unidos, y pronto se matriculo en una escuela para aprender Contabilidad. Ella fue supervisora de un departamento de Contabilidad en una cadena de tiendas mayores por muchos anos y, luego, trabajo como auditora por otra grande cadena de supermercados. Su disposición para trabajar duro, fue la inspiración para sus hijas, que siempre han anhelado a aspirar su mas grande potencial, en todo lo que hacen. Una de sus hijas, Silvia Stradi, se hizo enfermera y logro alcanzar ser Jefa de Enfermería para los hospitales de HCA East FloridA. Su hija menor, la Dra. Carmen Romero, se graduó de la Universidad de Miami, estudiando Medicina, y ha trabajado por mas de 30 anos como Doctora de Medicina Interna.

La fe de Olga siempre fue central en su vida. Ella no solamente profeso su fe, sino vivió su fe. Olga sirvió como Presidenta de las Damas Católicas en la Iglesia de Sta. Agatha por 8 anos. Ella sembró la semilla de fe en su familia, y en muchas otras personas, las cuales vinieron a creer en Jesucristo. Ayudando al prójimo fue una parte esencial de la persona que ella era.  Apenas un mes antes de fallecer, Olga organizo una colección de comida, ropa y medicinas para sus familiares en Cuba.

La memoria de Olga vivirá en las vidas de tantas personas que fueron tocados por su espíritu de amor.  Ella deja atrás a sus 2 hijas, Silvia Stradi y Carmen Romero; su yerno, Víctor Romero, al cual ella se refería como hijo; sus 5 nietos, Joseph, David, y Michael Stradi, Víctor y Alyssa Romero; y a sus 2 bisnietos, Joseph Mark Stradi y Arabella Stradi.

In Lieu of Flowers

Olga’s family requests, in lieu of flowers, if you wish, to send your donations to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, using the link below.  Your donations can be directed in honor of Olga Orellano.

En vez de Flores

La familia de Olga les pide que, en vez de flores, si desean, dirijan sus donaciones al Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, usando el enlace adjunto. Sus donaciones pueden ser dirigidas en honor de Olga Orellano.

Please note, the family is respecting Olga’s wishes and there will be no viewing.

Por favor noten que la familia esta respetando los deseos de Olga y no habrá velorio.


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Service Schedule

Service Information

Date: Friday, September 8, 2023

Time: 1:00 pm

St. Agatha Catholic Church

1111 SW 107th Avenue, Miami, FL 33174

Mass to be Celebrated by Father Gabriel Ghanoum

Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, September 8, 2023

Time: 2:45 pm

Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Cemetery



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Born: August 10, 1932
March 24, 2023
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Died: August 26, 2023

Condolences for Olga Orellano

Sue Sabellico posted on 9/8/23

The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Olga Orellano Nov.25, 2023 at 8am with Rev. Yves Francois at Holy Name of Jesus Church 345 S. Military Tr. W.P.B., FL 33415.


Antonio and Mia posted on 9/8/23

Our most sincere condolences in your time of mourning. May Olga be received into the arms of Our Lord and May He bestow abundant graces to you even in your grief. Antonio and Mia Sullo


Isis Zambrana Diaz posted on 9/8/23

Olga was an extraordinary person. She played such a special role in my wedding participating in the readings. She holds a special place in my and my husband Jose’s heart. Olga was the epitome of love, strength, and grace. A true warrior who would do anything for her family, esp her daughters and grandchildren but her love extended to community touching so many. Olga will be missed but never ever forgotten. We love you Isis and Jose ?


Isis Zambrana - Diaz posted on 9/8/23

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Isis Zambrana - Diaz posted on 9/8/23

Olga will always have a special place in my and my husband Jose’s heart. She played such an important role in our wedding and participated in our ceremony. She was an extraordinary woman of great faith, strength, and grace. A true warrior who did anything for her family especially her amazing daughters Silvia and Carmen, her grandchildren but her love extended to community as well touching some many. You will be missed Olga but you will never ever be forgotten. We love you, Isis, José and family


Eva M Francis posted on 9/2/23

I feel so Blessed and grateful to have known Ms Olga . Such a beautiful, sweet and warm lady . Thank you Silvia ( my former boss) to introduce me to your mom many years ago . She will definitely be missed by all of us . May her soul RIP My prayers and thoughts are with Silvia and the rest of the family Love ❤️


Linda Callaway posted on 9/1/23

Thoughts and prayers to you and the entire family. Xoxo The Callaways


Kim Le posted on 9/1/23

We love Olga. She’s like a mother to us. We thanks God for bringing her to our lives. She not only saved our marriage but showed us the love of Jesus. Although she has a busy life, she was always there for us. She’s one of the most beautiful people ( inside and outside) that God has brought to this world. Her family ( daughters and grand children ) are beautiful people like her. May she always be with God now. I am so thankful that God gave me one last visit with Olga before her passing. I felt a very spiritual pull to go visit her in March and for that I will be forever grateful. We will always love and miss her.


Graciela posted on 8/31/23

Mis mas profundas condolencias Oro por el eterno descanso de la Sra Olga y para que La Paz y el consuelo de Dios los acompañen y fortalezcan siempre.


Ralph posted on 8/31/23

I am so sorry for your loss. I can relate to the pain you must feel but know that she is with the LORD. Love you and I will keep you and your family in my prayers.


Gladys Matos posted on 8/31/23

Reciban mis más sinceras condolencias a sus hijas : Licenciada Silvia Stradi, Dra Carmen Romero, Victor Romero, sus nietos, bisnietos y demás famimiares por la partída celestial de la sra Olga Orellano


Haidee matos posted on 8/31/23

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Haidee matos posted on 8/31/23

Un saludo eterno , En el Nombre de Dios Todopoderoso por su alma sagrada de la Señora Olga Orellano Quien en vida representó su calidad humanitaria su honestidad su respeto con los demás el amor por su gran familia fue una gran luchadora en vida Dios la tenga en su gloria Mis condolencia en nombre de toda mi familia Matos pacheco Mis mas profundo afecto para estos momentos lic Silvia Doctora Carmen y todos a su familia


Lynette Vallejo posted on 8/30/23

To the Romero and Stradi family, Although I did not have the privilege to meet your mom, I can see her strength through her daughter. I know she was loved and cared for and I will pray for her souls to be with the Lord as she rests in peace.


Bettina Hueso posted on 8/30/23

To the Romero & Orellano Family Our deepest condolences for the passing of your Mom who lived a life of great faith. Although the pain is great, may you find peace in the memories she shared with the family Warm regards Bettina & Ralph


Rita Kathalynas posted on 8/30/23

To love a person is to learn the song that is in their heart and to sing it to them when they have forgotten. Arne Garborg My dear Carmen, friend and sister and my purest inspiration. You learned the song in your mother’s heart and sung it to her everyday through all your caring ways of love for her. I mourn with you and am so grateful to your mother for giving me, your sweet presence in my life which has made all the difference in my own earthly journey. All my love and gratitude, Rita