Carmean, Gabriela Petrescu

Carmean, Gabriela Petrescu

October 10, 1930 – April 1, 2017
Age 86 of Oakdale. Passed away peacefully on April 1, 2017. Loving Wife, Mother and Grandmother; was born in Bucharest Romania. One of two children, sister, Alexandra (Babi) Petrescu; born to Alexander Petrescu and Gabriela Petrescu. Gabriela’s life saw many changes brought by World War 2 and subsequent Soviet invasion, eventually meeting her husband and moving to the United States. She graduated with a degree in Agronomy from the University of Bucharest, and earning a masters from the University of Minnesota. Gabriela worked many years on collective farms and science labs in Ploiesti Romania. In America she made a second career as a fortune teller; at Sun Sight books, and working at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival for over 30 years. Gabriela is survived by her ex-husband Willard, her son Charles, daughter-in-law, Candice, step-daughters, Kim and Kelli, and her grandchild Claire. She will be missed by many. Funeral service will be held Saturday, April 8 at 1:30 PM St. Mary Romanian Orthodox Church, 854 Woodbridge Street, Saint Paul MN 55117. (Published in the Pioneer Press Apr. 5, 2017)