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Magdalena Moreno Tovar


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Magdalena Moreno Tovar Obituary
Magdalena Moreno Tovar, 85
PORTLAND - Magdalena Moreno Tovar, 85 of Portland, passed away peacefully on Aug. 24, 2015 surrounded by her family. She was born in the municipality of La Calera, Colombia on Feb. 15, 1930. The daughter of the late Luis and Magdalena (Magola) Tovar.
She obtained her degree in Anesthesiology in 1952. The family moved in 1966 to New York City and later, in 1978, moved to Maine. Her love of helping others continued through-out her life by way of working at Hibbard's Nursing Home, Dover-Foxcroft, and volunteer work as needed, she also was a child care provider at Noah's Ark Day Care Center, Portland. She made countless donations to numerous organizations over the years.
She was predeceased by her son Alvaro Moreno; two brothers, Luis Tovar and Jesus Tovar and one sister Carmen Tovar. Magdalena is survived by three sons and one daughter, Andres Moreno and his wife Jean of Dover-Foxcroft; Gilbert Moreno of Portland; Daniel Moreno and his wife Judy of Auburn and Elvira Else and her husband William of South Carolina. She is survived by one brother, Dr. Bernardo Tovar Gomez of Bogota, Colombia and two sisters, Maria Tovar Ferro of La Calera, Colombia and Blanca Urdaneta Tovar of Bogota. 11 grandchildren; three great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service is planned for Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015 at 11 a.m. at St. Pius X Church, at 492 Ocean Avenue, Portland, with a family and friends gathering following the service.
Arrangements are with Chad E. Poitras Cremation and Funeral Service – Buxton. Online condolence messages can be submitted at the funeral home's website www.mainefuneral.com

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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram from Aug. 27 to Aug. 28, 2015
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