Maria Marcelina (Frias) Amaral, age 78, of Taunton, passed away on November 10, 2018 at Morton Hospital surrounded by her loving family.
Maria was the wife of Antonio F. Amaral.
Born in Sao Miguel, Azores, she was the daughter of the late Angelo P. Amaral and Maria Frias.
She married the love of her life on January 6, 1962. They had 3 beautiful daughters and moved to the United States in 1979. She continued to stay home to care for and love all five of her grandchildren, whom she adored.
Maria loved to sew, pray and was a devoted church member at St. Anthony's Parish.
She looked forward to the company of family and friends. Maria will always be remembered for her kind hear and smile.
Besides her beloved husband Antonio of 55 years, Maria is survived by her daughters; Maria F. Vieira and husband Antonio of Taunton, Nubelia Bairos and husband Henrique of Taunton, and Teresa and husband Antonio of Taunton. She was the sister of Maria Jose Franco, Maria Angela Leite and Maria Natalina Costa, loving grandmother of Stephanie Carlos and husband Jimmy, Melanie Cabral and husband Jonathan, Alexander Melo, Eric Bairos and Michael Vieira, great-grandmother of Audrina Carlos, Marcelina Cabral and Brycen Carlos.
Mrs. Amaral’s funeral will be held on Friday, November 16, 2018,at 8:45am from the Silva Funeral Home 80 Broadway (at Saint Mary’s Square) Taunton, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am in Saint Anthony Church School Street, Taunton.
Interment will follow in Saint Joseph Cemetery.
Visiting hours will be held in the Silva Funeral Home on November 15, 2018 from 5 to 8 pm.
(Additional parking with handicap access is located on the north side of the funeral home.)
For expressions of sympathy, to sign an online guestbook or to light a memorial candle, visit www.silvafuneralhome.com