Flora Oy­ola of Bos­ton, 93, de­voted to the church

Boston Herald - - BIZ SMART -

Flora Oy­ola of Bos­ton, known as Dona Flora, died Wed­nes­day at her home. She was 93.

She was born in Naran­jito, Puerto Rico.

She moved to Bos­ton in 1983. She ded­i­cated her life to her fam­ily, the church and to the ser­vice of any­one who needed help.

Mrs. Oy­ola was de­voted to the Blessed Mother Mary and es­tab­lished “La Le­gion De Maria” at the Basil­ica of Our Mother of Per­pet­ual Help in Bos­ton.

She prayed ev­ery day and main­tained fam­ily tra­di­tions by cook­ing and gath­er­ing her fam­ily ev­ery Sun­day af­ter­noon.

She lived her life ac­cord­ing to the Cor­po­ral and Spir­i­tual Works of Mercy by feed­ing the hun­gry, vis­it­ing the sick and im­pris­oned, help­ing the poor, com­fort­ing the sor­row­ful, coun­sel­ing the doubt­ful and pray­ing for the liv­ing and the dead.

Wife for more than 60 years to the late Guadalupe Fuentes, she is sur­vived by five daugh­ters, Car­men Reyes, Elena Fuentes, Isolina Fuentes, Yolanda Fuentes and Zaida Fuentes; six sons, Rafael Fuentes, Miguel Fuentes, Jose Luis Fuentes, Hec­tor Fuentes, Roberto Fuentes and Javier Fuentes; 39 grand­chil­dren; 60 great-grand­chil­dren and 19 great-great-grand­chil­dren.

A fu­neral Mass will be cel­e­brated at 10 a.m. on Mon­day at The Basil­ica of Our Lady of Per­pet­ual Help – Mis­sion Church 1545, Roxbury.

In­ter­ment will be in St. Michael Ceme­tery, Bos­ton.

Ar­range­ments by Brady Fal­lon Fu­neral Home, Bos­ton.

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