Beloved Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, and Sister
LOWELL Maria Freitas, 95, of Lowell, died Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at Genesis Westford House Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Antonio Moniz Jr. who passed away in November of 1996.
Born August 3, 1916 in Sao Miguel, Azores, Portugal, and was a daughter of the late Manuel R., and the late Maria G. (Ferreira) Freitas.
She lived in Sao Miguel, Azores, Portugal where she raised her family before moving to the United States in 1982, settling in Lowell where she helped raise her grandson, Kevin. Maria was a communicant of St. Anthony's Church and she enjoyed reading the Portuguese Times Newspaper.
Maria is survived by her daughter, Fatima Fernandes and her husband, Henrique of Lowell; her four grandchildren, Kevin Fernandes and his wife, Debbie of Lowell, Sandra and her husband Roy Saldanha, Charlie Moniz, and Gorrete Gaipo all of New Bedford; several great grandchildren; a sister, Evelina Dias of Sao Miguel, Azores, Portugal; and a daughter in law, Lilliana Moniz of New Bedford.
She was also the mother of the late Joao do Rego Moniz and a sister of the late Joao Freitas.
YOU ARE INVITED TO HER CALLING HOURS 8 UNTIL 10 A.M. ON SATURDAY, JANUARY 14, AT THE MCDONOUGH FUNERAL HOME, 14 HIGHLAND STREET, LOWELL 978-458-6816. FOLLOWING HER CALLING HOURS HER FUNERAL MASS WILL BE OFFERED AT ST. ANTHONY'S CHURCH AT 11 A.M.. BURIAL IN ST. PATRICK CEMETERY.