Maria de Lourdes PermuyMaria de Lourdes Permuy
Female View treeBorn: 1956-11-08 Died: 2018-11-30
Father: Benito Luis Permuy Marin Mother: Carmen Olga Canete Permuy
Children:
Siblings: Guadalupe Permuy
Spouse: Silvio Augusto Veras Jerez

Maria was born in Cuba. She died in Miami, Florida.

She became Maria L. Veras when she married Silvio Veras in 1976.

They had 3 children.

Maria became a widow when her husband, Silvio Veras, died on December 2, 1997.

She became Maria L. Herrera when she married Guillermo Herrera on August 4, 2007.

Maria died on November 30, 2018. She is buried at Dade South Memorial Park, now named Caballero Rivero Dade South. The address and location of her burial is:

14200 SW 117th AVE
Miami, FL 33186
Section 7, Lot 622, Space 6D/D

Highlights From Maria’s Life

Maria and Silvio met in the early 1970s at a church in Hialeah (Iglesia Bautista Emmanuel). Some of their love letters from the 1970s are here.

They lived in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic for a short time. Then they lived in Hialeah, Florida until the summer of 1985. Then, they moved to the Hammocks in West Kendall, Miami, Florida.

They had 3 children.

She enjoyed all sorts of sewing crafts, including cross-stitch, embroidery, curtain-making, dressmaking. She made comforters, pillowcases, lace towels, and more.

Maria became a widow when her husband, Silvio Veras, died on December 2, 1997.

She expanded her crafts into quilting, knitting, and crocheting.

She became Maria L. Herrera when she married Guillermo Herrera on August 4, 2007.

In her later years, she enjoyed camping.

In March of 2018, a “growth” was discovered in her uterus. In April of 2018, she was diagnosed with Uterine Serous carcinoma, an aggressive variant of endometrial cancer (1ess than 10% of endometrial cancer are serous).

For 7 months, she bravely fought the cancer with several different chemotherapy drugs. She believed the chemotherapy made her considerably worse. It took her 1 month to recover from each chemotherapy session. She continued to work as a hair stylist, between chemotherapy sessions, until the last month before she passed away. On October 8, 2018, she declared that she would immediately stop chemotherapy because she felt it was making her worse. That was the last day that she worked as a hair stylist. She did hair until her hand gave out, and she could no longer stand or breathe well. She thought her body would recover after stopping the harmful chemotherapy, but she got worse every day from October 9 until the end.

She is survived by her three children and nine grandchildren.