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Maria Mercedes Lopez Broach
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Birth: Sep. 22, 1918
Guaynabo Municipality
Puerto Rico, USA
Death: Aug. 6, 2009
Broward County
Florida, USA

Marie Mercedes "Metty" Lopez Broach, 90, died on Aug. 6, 2009 at her home in Hollywood, FL. She was born Sept. 25, 1918 in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico to Jose Del Carmen Lopez and Teresa Merced de Lopez. She received her Bachelor's degree from the University of Puerto Rico and Masters degrees from the University of Georgia and University of Madrid. She taught Spanish in Puerto Rico and the University of Georgia. After moving to South Florida, she taught at Natural Bridge Elementary in North Miami and Miami Senior High. Even in retirement, she tutored Language Arts, as well as assisting with the GED program at Seminole Community College. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Sanford and an active member of the Sanford Lion's Club. She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, George Edgar (Ed) Broach, from Athens, GA. Survivors include daughters, Virginia (Richard) Kuck of San Jose, CA., Terry (Dennis) Rheinheimer of Middlebury, IN., Alice (Bart) Carlisle of Hollywood, FL. and Sylvia (Bruce) Dunton of Pleasant Prairie, WI. She is survived by five sisters, Niza Karpodinis of Ormand Beach, FL, Margaret Lopez of New York, NY, Maria Elena Lopez Santos of Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, Emelia Lopez Loaiza, San Juan, Puerto Rico and Monsite Lopez Melendez of Bayamon, Puerto Rica; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Service at 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009 at First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood. Interment at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 14, 2009 at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. Arrangements by Landmark Funeral Home.
Published in Orlando Sentinel on August 12, 2009 
Florida National Cemetery
Sumter County
Florida, USA
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Record added: Aug 12, 2009
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Maria Mercedes <i>Lopez</i> Broach
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