Maria was born in San Miguel (Azores) Portugal on 9/22/1924. She came to the United States in September, 1976.
Maria gave birth to 10 children and she is survived by 6 (5 girls and 1 boy):
Analia/Guilherme Furtado; Conceicao/Luis Cabral; Margarida Gouveia; Genoveva/Joao Araujo; Jorge/Evelyn Freitas; and Ana Isabel/Eric Silva
Maria also leaves behind 15 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren.