/Nélida Decristofano of Orzaocoa, member of Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo, passed away
Nélida Decristofano of Orzaocoa, member of Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo, passed away

Nélida Decristofano of Orzaocoa, member of Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo, passed away

He was 100 years old and was looking for his grandson or granddaughter, who disappeared in the womb of his mother, María de las Mercedes Gómez, kidnapped in 1975 with an advanced pregnancy

May 31, 2022 · 20:21 p.m.

The human rights organization Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo announced on Tuesday night the death of Nélida Decristofano de Orzaocoa at the age of 100, who was looking for her grandson or granddaughter, who disappeared in the womb of her mother, María de las Mercedes Gómez, kidnapped in 1975 with an advanced pregnancy.

“ With great sadness, we bid farewell to Nélida Decristofano from Orzaocoa, a Pampas grandmother who passed away at the age of 100 with the unfulfilled desire to hug her grandson,” the organization wrote in a statement.

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https://twitter.com/abuelasdifusion/status/1531755648127467523

We say goodbye with great sadness to Nélida Decristofano from Orzaocoa, another colleague who leaves without hugging her grandson.
The Pampas grandmother was 100 years old. We will continue looking for his grandson, who must have been born in May or June 1975 https://t.co/rCmbGIxV3A pic.twitter.com/lF7hbXJsXx

– Grandmothers Plaza Mayo (@abuelasdifusion) May 31, 2022

According to Abuelas, Nélida’s daughter-in-law, María de las Mercedes Gómez, was kidnapped on March 21, 1975 in Córdoba, six or seven months pregnant, while her son Carlos and granddaughter Mariana, almost two years old, managed to go into exile in Spain.

“Since then, Nélida has dreamed of hugging that grandson or granddaughter who should have been born in May or June 1975. She hoped to receive him/her with a great party in the main square of their city, with a noodle and a performance by the Santa Rosa symphony orchestra”, they pointed out.

Nélida was a sweet and flirtatious woman, an avid reader of newspapers and a singer of zambas. In recent times, she has joined various Abuelas dissemination campaigns with her message of hope and search, they added.

Abuelas sent a hug to her family and promised to continue searching for her grandson or granddaughter “to convey his struggle and the love with which he/she waited for him/her”.

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