Maricela Pinilla

Maricela Pinilla Orlando, FL – Maricela Pinilla, 76, of Orlando, Florida, entered eternal rest Sunday, February 18th, 2024. Maricela was born on November 10th, 1947, in Medellin, Colombia, the daughter of Guillermo Pinilla and Oliva Rendon.

Upon completing high school at Nuestra Señora del Pilar, she achieved a degree in education at Universidad de Antioquia. She married Gilberto Echavarria in 1969, In 1981 she moved with her family to Valencia, where she opened her own business in the retail industry. After her husband died in 2011 Maricela moved to the USA to live near her daughter and sons.

Her vast array of interest included international culinary, pastry, cosmetology, ceramics, and painting.

She was a devoted wife of her predeceased husband Gilberto, and loving mother to her survived three children, Edwin Echavarria, Maribel Echavarria, and John Echavarria. Maricela is a treasure grandmother to Aithana Pinto, Anthonella Pinto, Angelina Pinto, Jean Carlo Echavarria, and Laura Florez; dearest mother in law of Lauris Florez and Gabriel Pinto; and beloved sister of Liliana Pinilla, and Orlando Pinilla.

A woman that knew no strangers and was recognized for her happiness, boundless kindness, warmth, and counselor. Maricela was a well-loved member of her communities in Colombia, Venezuela, and the USA, and will be missed by many.

A funeral is scheduled for Saturday, February 24, (US and Colombia 2:00 p.m., Venezuela 3:00 p.m.), at Saint Mary Magdalen Church, (861 Maitland Ave, Altamonte Springs FL 32701).

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