Aleida "Yolanda" (Freijoso) Garcia

July 14, 1933 ~ June 28, 2023 (age 89) 89 Years Old


Aleida Y. (Freijoso) Garcia, 89, of New Hartford, CT, peacefully passed away June 28, 2023, at her home surrounded by her family.  She was the wife of the late Gerardo Garcia.

Yolanda, as she was known to many, was born July 14, 1933, in Puerto Padre, Oriente, Cuba, the daughter of the late Serafin and Amparo (Camacho ) Freijoso.  In 1962, she came to America with her husband, to start a new life. She worked at the Waring Company in New Hartford before joining the Torrington Company where she was employed for many years until her retirement.

She is survived by two children, Rodolfo (Lori Catlin) Garcia of Granby; Iliana (Mitch) Bussell of New Hartford, and her stepson Gerardo (JoAnn) Garcia of Torrington, CT; six grandchildren, Lily Catlin Garcia, Jonah (Anna) Garcia; Jacob and Zachary Bussell; Gerry (Gina) and David Garcia, as well as several nieces and nephews still living in Cuba.  In addition to her parents and her husband, she is preceded in death by one sister, Serafina Freijoso Camacho; and half siblings Higinio, Gerardo, Ramona and Maria Freijoso.

Yoli, as her friends called her, found joy in gardening, cooking Cuban specialties and sewing. She was an accomplished seamstress.  Her greatest joy was helping her children raise their children. 

Funeral services have been entrusted to Cook Funeral Home, Torrington, CT.   A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, July 5, 2023, at 11:00 a.m., followed by a private burial.  Calling hours will be held before the service beginning at 9:30 a.m. at Cook Funeral Home.

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Calling Hours
July 5, 2023

9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Cook Funeral Home
82 Litchfield St.,
Torrington, CT 06790

Memorial Service
July 5, 2023

11:00 AM
Cook Funeral Home
82 Litchfield St.,
Torrington, CT 06790


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