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Mariacristina Von Feldt

May 24, 1926 — July 26, 2021

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Mariacristina Beltranena Von Feldt, died peacefully at home, with family at her side on July 26, 2021. Mariacristina was born in Guatemala City, Guatemala on May 24, 1926, the third of nine children. Growing up in Guatemala, she eschewed traditional roles and wanted to further her education in the United States. She attended St. Joseph’s College in Hartford, CT on a full scholarship. After graduation, she moved to Washington D.C. where she was one of the first class of young interns at the new World Bank. She was introduced to the love of her life, Elmer Von Feldt, on a tennis court, and they married in Guatemala in 1954. From Washington D.C., Elmer and Mariacristina moved to Orange, CT, where Elmer worked as Editor-in-Chief of Columbia Magazine, published by the Knights of Columbus. Mariacristina taught Spanish at Lauralton Hall High School, a private girls school run by the Sisters of Mercy, in Milford, CT for over 20 years. There, and throughout her life, Mariacristina mentored so many young women – encouraging them to exceed society’s expectations and live to their fullest capacities, just as she did herself. An inspiring woman with an enormous heart, Mariacristina touched countless lives through her kindness and compassion.


After moving to Florida, Mariacristina cared for Elmer during his long battle with Alzheimer’s – with tremendous tenderness and dedication – until his untimely death in 1999. She embraced life with energy, grace and spontaneity, and her enthusiasm was infectious. She loved to swim, play tennis, and travel; she was always the life of the party. She was also a devout Catholic, and a member of St. Bonaventure parish. She will be sorely missed and is survived by her children (and their spouses) Joan Von Feldt (Blake), Marianne VonFeldt Oxenhorn (Andy), and Paul Von Feldt (Joan); her grandchildren Bobby (Jodie), Katie, Christine (Jared), and Bruce (Ileana); and her step-grandchildren Gail (Josh), and Bobby (Krystle). She is also survived by ten great-grandchildren: Elijah, Miles, Evan, Beau, Jamie, Maya, Charlotte, Aura, Kapetanios, and Isla. She will also be missed by her three living siblings, Angelica Hermes, Margarita Montes, and Catalina Diaz, as well as innumerable nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Sunday, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM at T. M. Ralph Sawgrass/Weston Funeral Home.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, 10:00 am at Saint Bonaventure Catholic Church. Private interment will follow at White City Cemetery, Fort Pierce, Florida Funeral arrangements by T. M. Ralph Funeral Home Sawgrass/Weston 371 NW 136 Ave Sunrise, Florida 33325 954-587-6888

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Sunday, August 1, 2021

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

T. M. Ralph Funeral Home Sawgrass/Weston

371 NW 136th Ave, Plantation, FL 33325

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Mass of Christian Burial

Monday, August 2, 2021

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

Saint Bonaventure Catholic Church

1301 SW 136th Ave, Davie, FL 33325

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Monday, August 2, 2021

White City Cemetery

, Bois-Grenier, 59280

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