It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of Maria at home surrounded by family on Saturday, August 31, 2019 at the age of 88. Beloved wife of Joao for 69 years. Loving mother of Carlos and his wife Bobbie, and Grace Bellissimo and her husband Vince. Cherished grandmother of Scott, Stephen, Matthew and Catherine. Dear sister of Frank, Joao Antonio, Tomaz and the late Anita.