Thursday, December 1, 2016

Dora Haydee Farell Poussin, 82

A longtime and cherished member of Minnesota-Uruguay Partners, Dora died peacefully at her home in Arden Hills, MN, surrounded by her husband, children, and grandchildren on November 25, 2016.
Dora is survived by her husband of 58 years, Cesar; three children, Virginia, Gustavo, Paula; six loving grandchildren; countless Uruguayan and French relatives and a lifetime of close friends.
“Lita” (short for abuelita which is Spanish for grandmother) was born on September 27, 1934 in Madrid, Spain to Julio C. Poussin and Dora E. Crottogini.  In 1938 the family returned to Uruguay.
In 1963 Cesar, Lita, and the children moved to Iowa City, IA, where Lita completed her B.A. in Education at the University of IA.
In 1978 the family moved to Minneapolis, MN, where Lita began her 15 year career, as a Spanish teacher, at Harding High School - a profession that she avidly loved.
Lita succeeded in maintaining close familial ties with relatives and friends in Uruguay and France, allowing her children and grandchildren to grow up connected and bilingual.
Lita was described as kind, selfless, caring, full of life and a great cook and will be dearly missed.  She has left behind countless memories which will be forever cherished.
An open house with a short ceremony to celebrate her life will be held in her honor on Saturday, December 10th, from 2-4:00 pm, at the home of her daughter Virginia Berglund, 12725 43rd Avenue North, Plymouth, MN, 55442.

Condolences may be sent to the Farell family at P.O. Box 16467, St. Paul, MN 55116.

Dora and Cesar Farell

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