CORREIA, Maria L. (Sousa Faria), 85, of West Warwick, passed away peacefully at RI Hospital surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, March 10, 2020. She was the beloved wife of 57 years to Jose T. Correia, whom predeceased her on January 19, 2020 (52 days earlier). Born in Rabo de Peixe, Sao Miguel, Açores, she was a daughter of the late Jose Evo and Maria Faria.
Maria started her family in Hamilton, Bermuda and then relocated to West Warwick, Rhode Island in 1977. She worked for many years at Victor Electric before retiring in 1996. She loved cooking, crocheting, cleaning, supporting her church, and baking, especially her Portuguese sweet bread. She enjoyed daily conversations with her brothers and their spirited soccer rivalries. Maria and her husband Jose were also longtime members of Amigos de Rabo Peixe. Above all, Maria was happiest when she was caring and feeding her family, she truly had a heart of gold.
Maria was the mother of Joseph Correia and his wife Donna, Elso Correia and his wife Lynn, and Edelta Iafrate and her husband Brian; Grandmother of Brianna Correia, Brooke Correia, Dimetri Iafrate and Dante Iafrate. Maria was the sister of Antero Faria, Domingos Faria, Hermano Faria, and the late Eduarda Sousa and Jose Faria.
Her funeral will be Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 8:45 am from the IANNOTTI Funeral Home, 415 Washington St., (Rte. 117) Coventry, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am in Saint Anthony Church, 1 Sunset Ave, West Warwick. Interment at St. Mary’s Cemetery, West Warwick. Visiting hours Friday from 4:00 – 8:00 pm.
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