Raquel Romeu, 95, of Liverpool, died on Tuesday, January 11 at Crouse Community Center in Morrisville. She was a former Spanish Language and Literature professor for 40 years at Lemoyne College. Raquel was proud to travel to Cuba in a shrimp troller during the Mariel Boatlift (1980) to bring her brother Jorge’s family back to America. She is pre-deceased by her brother Manuel Romeu, a political prisoner in Cuba.
She is survived by her brother Jorge Luis (Zoila) Romeu; and nieces and nephews: Manuel (Barbara) Romeu, whom she helped raise, Regina (Rip Watson) Romeu, Christina (Dean Paul) Romeu, Rafael (Larissa) Romeu, Ricardo (Wendy) Romeu.
Calling hours will be Sunday from 4-6pm at the Goddard-Crandall-Shepardson Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held on Monday at 11am in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Dewitt.