“After 93 years on Earth, an Angel has returned to Heaven” Maria de Lurdes Freitas was born on June 1, 1924. A native of the village of Santa Barbara, on the island of Terceira, Azores Portugal. She was one of three daughters and had six brothers.. At the age of 28, she married her husband Joao Correia Nunes. Over the years, she would welcome her own children, four sons and a daughter €¦Jose, Joao, Maria Angelina, Luis, and Antonio Nunes. Maria and her husband were hard workers, tending to the fields in agriculture while raising their large family. In 1983, Maria and her husband wished to join their oldest sons who by that time were established in San Jose California. And so they immigrated to the USA leaving the life they knew behind. Maria was a brave woman when years later her husband’s health severely declined. But the challenges of her life never dampened her caring and positive nature. Everyone who knew her felt good in her company; she made everyone feel loved and accepted in every circumstance. Through the years, Maria’s family expanded to include eight grand children and great grandchildren. Her family was her greatest joy. A lover of harmless practical jokes, no party would be complete without her smashing a little cake on her son’s faces. Wrist watches, radios, and perfume were items she liked to collect. But her greatest treasure was her faith in God. A devout Catholic, she was a Christian example to everyone. Always patient, humble, non-judgemental€¦she was a woman of peace. Our family’s angel, Maria de Lurdes Freitas, returned to heaven on August 4, 2017. Words cannot convey how tremendously she will be missed.

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  1. Dear mom you just left us to go live in heaven with the Angels !! but you will live for ever in my heart ❤️ I miss you so much

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  2. My deepest condolences to you and yours. I had the privilege of meeting your mother on several occasions. She was a very sweet lady. May she rest in peace.

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  3. os nossos sinceros pessamos a minha vizinha Angelina Sousa and her brohers and toda a familia que Deus de forca a todos nesta hora tao dificil gostava muito de sua Mae e sempre que ia la em casa e ela estava na sala eu sempre dizia que ela era um senhora muito linda, no casamento dos netos do Sergio e do Marco ela sempre surrindo e muito feliz um abraco grande para voce vizinha e para toda a familia que o Bom Deus abencoe a todos que sua Mae descanse em Paz !!!!!
    Ligia e Joao Gripp

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  4. Minha Avózinha querida. Tenho tantas saudades de si. Nunca me esquecerei dos nossos beijinhos e abraços. Avó será para sempre a minha coisa linda!!!
    !! I LOVE YOU !!

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