Ofelia Sanchez Montoya

General Information
Current Name
Ofelia Sanchez Montoya
Current Location
United States of America
Name on Arrival
Ofelia Sanchez Montoya
Age on Arrival
14
Date of Arrival
Monday, August 28, 1961
Relocated To
Kendall
Stayed With
Went to orphan home on 10/31/1961 in Helena, Montana, and later stayed with a wonderful foster family there until our parents came in June 1962

Ofelia's Story

I left Cuba around 8 o'clock at night, after being in the "pecera" since early in the morning that day. It had been a very hard day, not being able to be with our parents during that long and stre...

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Hello Ofelia, This Emilio Valle. I was in Montana whith you. We arrived on the same date. Please make contacr with me. Marta Placencia is also looking for you. Please email me soon

Message by Emilio Valle | Mar 8th 2013

Hi Ofelia, my name is mSilvio Rodriguez and I was also sent to Helena, MT in August of 1962. I lived at Brondel Hall till 1965, but continued living in Montana until 1997. I am now back in Montana and getting together a reunion of kids that were in Montana in the 60s. I would like to invite you and your family to this reunion. Please go to this link for details, and add yourself to the classmates: www.brondelreunion2013.com Please let me know who may have a list of the kids that stayed at the orphanage. Please get in contact with me as soon as you can. Thank you. Silvio Rodriguez

Message by Silvio Rodriguez Cuesta | Mar 6th 2013

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Status update | Sep 29th 2011

Hello Ofelia, I lived in St. Joseph's Orphanage in Helena, MT and I wonder if it's the same place you were sent to in Helena, MT. If it was I would love to correspond with you. I will anxiously wait for your response. Vivian

Message by Vivian A McCombie y Salort | Mar 7th 2011

Hello Ofelia.. Were you sent to St. Joseph's orphanage in Helena, MT.?? I was sent there from Matecumbe around the same time... maybe we were on the same flight?? We are gathering information on Pedro Pans who were at St. Joseph's and a few of us already had a few reunions... Thanks, Ozzie

Message by Ozzie Mora | Nov 8th 2010

Ofe, Tantos anos han pasado, y leyendo tu trayectoria, trae a mi mente mi camino en mi llegada a Estados Unidos,Junio 3, 1961 sola y por primera vez separada de mis padres y hermana. Tantas lagrimas, pero Gracias a Dios, nos pudimos reunir y celebrar fiestas a traves de los anos, pero siempre con la nostalgia de que nuestros padres,tios y especialmente Abuelo que murio en Miami a los 102 anos nunca pudieron regresar a su querida tierra. Fe y Adelante mi querida prima. Josefina

Message by Josefina (Mella) Rodriguez | Sep 9th 2010

We have all gone thru such difficult times and have suffered in different ways. I feel the heartbreak of all our parents that made such a decison to be separated from their children and family.I too am so sad they were never able to return to their homeland that is all they wanted. Te quiero mucho mi prima Ofe.

Message by Aleida | Jun 3rd 2010

Ofelia, nada nos ha sido facil! Pero el hecho de que pasamos tantas vicisitudes juntos nos unio en hermandad y nos convirtio en un grupo especial. Bienvenida a este "site".Aqui todos sentimos tu historia cuando la leyemos.Es nuestra historia. Afectos MELVIN

Message by Melvin F Noriega Plasencia | Jun 2nd 2010

Ofelia has updated their profile.

Status update | Jun 2nd 2010

Ofelia has joined the Pedro Pan Network. Please welcome them!

Status update | Jun 2nd 2010

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