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Maria Alice Medina

February 27, 2024
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Maria Medina Obituary

On February 27, 2024, Maria Alice Medina, peacefully passed away surrounded by her loving family after blessing their lives with her presence for 96 years. Now that she has reached her new heavenly home to be reunited with her late husband, Manuel Eduardo Medina, son Emanuel Anthony, daughter Maria Deolinda, Great Grandson Nicholas Ryan Sequeira, as well as many family & friends. She was born October 8, 1927, on the island of Graciosa, Azores, where she was raised throughout her childhood. After getting married with a family of her own, Maria Alice & her husband decided to move to provide a better life for their kids so they immigrated to the U.S. Throughout the years they stayed in MA but moved around to different cities or towns the first being Somerville, Cambridge, to Taunton, then Reading after losing her husband, 2000, Maria Alice moved in with her youngest daughter’s family & still remained living there until her recent passing. Maria Alice, is the beloved Mother of 6 Surviving Children (3 Daughters & their husbands) Maria Deolinda & John (Joao) Paiva of Berkley, MA, Durvalina DaGuia & Antonio Figueiredo of Taunton, MA, Maria Fatima & Joseph Melo of Reading, MA, & (3 Sons & their wives) Dorgival Manuel & Deodete Medina of Fairhaven, MA, Guilerhme Eduardo & Laudelina Medina of New Bedford, MA, Jose Faustino & Heather Medina of Tega Cay, South Carolina She was blessed over the years as her family continued to grow & she became the cherished Grandmother of 14 surviving Grandchildren, adored Great Grandmother of 25 surviving Great Grandchildren & then most recently when her 1st Great Great Grandson, RJ, was born adding more blessings & love to our growing family. She is also the dear sister of 2 surviving siblings, brother Jose Correia & wife Zulmira, along with, sister Delminda Medeiros & her late husband Antonio, both reside on the island of Terceira, Azores. Maria Alice’s life was a collection of chapters that told a story of her life filled with love, kindness, cherished memories, family & faith. She lived her life with such grace & kindness. She had such an undying love above all else for her family that could only be matched only by her dedication as a devout catholic throughout her life. Maria Alice always had a knack for baking extra special sweets for us to enjoy. Everyone especially loved when she baked her recipe for sweet bread along with sweet rice that always made for a special treat for all to enjoy. She was highly skilled with knitting needles & crochet hooks, kept an immaculate house knowing where every little thing was at all times, her passion for gardening with such a green thumb, and most of all she loved telling us stories about her life which she loved to repeat to us over & over, but we didn’t mind hearing them one more time to add to our collection of memories of her. More than anything we all loved & cherished her as much as she loved & cherished us! Maria Alice live on in our hearts. “The Funky Cold Medina’s”

Mrs. Medina’s funeral will be held on Monday, March 4, 2024 at 9:45am from the Silva Funeral home 80 Broadway (at Saint Mary’s Square) Taunton, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11am in Saint Anthony Church School Street, Taunton.

Interment will follow in Cedar Knoll Cemetery, East Taunton.

Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, March 3rd from 2 to 5pm in the Silva Funeral Home.

Additional parking with handicap access is located on the North side of the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, our family would like to ask that memorial gifts made to, THE DANA-FARBER CANCER INSTITUTE, any amount will help, LET’S FIGHT CANCER, in memory of, MARIA ALICE MEDINA, would be deeply grateful since this disease has affected way too many of her family members both past & present.

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Calling Hours
March 3, 2024

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Silva Funeral Home
80 Broadway
Taunton, MA 02780


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