Maria Ventura, 93, of Taunton, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Joao Jose Ventura.
Born in Sao Miguel, Azores, Portugal, she was a daughter of the late Herculano Moniz Telheiro and Maria Do Rosario Telheiro.
Maria moved to the United States of America on April 1, 1981.
She enjoyed knitting, gardening and planting flowers, shopping and loved to go out. Most of all she loved spending time with her family.
Mrs. Ventura leaves her daughters, Lucia Mendes, and her husband, Joao, of Taunton, Fatima Ventura, and her husband, Jose Medeiros, Alda Ventura, and her husband, Bernadino Rebelo, both of Portugal; four siblings, Manuel Telheiro, Jose Telheiro, Herculano Telheiro, and Rosarinha Soares; nine grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Rosa Cabecinha and Joao Telheiro.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 10:00 am, in Saint Anthony Church, School Street, Taunton. Interment will be in Cemiterio de Santa Cruz, Avenida da Igualde, Lagoa, Sao Miguel, Azores at a time to be determined. Visiting hours will be respectfully omitted.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Silva Funeral Home, 80 Broadway, Taunton.
For expressions of sympathy, to sign an online guestbook or to light a memorial candle, visit www.silvafuneralhome.com.