Maria F. (Santos) Faria
1940 - 2017
Maria F. (Santos) Faria, a resident of Malden who had
previously lived in Cambridge and Somerville, passed away on
Monday, June 5, 2017, after a lengthy illness. Maria was born
and raised on the island of Pico, in the Azores. She married her
sweetheart, Manuel D. Faria, in April of 1970, and soon the
couple moved to the Boston area where they raised their family.
Maria and Manuel shared 45 years of marriage together until his
passing in 2015. Maria had worked in a curtain warehouse,
assisting with the stocking of goods until a disability forced
her early retirement. She was a dedicated member of St.
Anthony’s in Cambridge. She loved her church and was active with
the prayer groups that met there. She also enjoyed attending
MAPS events, a Portuguese community group, where she would meet
with friends and play games. Primarily though, she was a
dedicated wife and mother, who loved spending time with her
She is survived by her children, Ilda F. Faria of Malden,
Nelson N. Faria of Malden, her siblings, Adelina Luis of
Somerville, Isaura Matos of Faria, Vital Santos of Somerville,
Antonio Rodrigues of Stoneham, and Jose Santos of Cambridge, and
her grandchildren, Noah, Nicholas, and Christopher.
Maria was preceded in death by her husband, Manuel.
Funeral services will be held from the Weir-MacCuish Golden Rule
Funeral Home, 144 Salem St, Malden, followed by a Mass of
Christian Burial in St. Anthony’s Parish, 400 Cardinal Medeiros
Ave, Cambridge, MA 02141, at 9 AM. Interment to follow in
Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Visitation will be held at the
funeral home on Wed, June 7th, from 4 - 8 PM.