Maria C. Pinheiro passed away Saturday, June 2nd at her home in Modesto. She was 83.
Maria was born November 24, 1934 to Jose Da Rosa and Aldina Salazar in the Azores and was a Modesto resident for the last 44 years. She worked raising the calves and chickens on the family dairy. Maria was a parishioner of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church and enjoyed listening to Sunday mass on the radio. She loved playing games, especially solitaire, and playing piano.
Maria is preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Jose Da Rosa Pinheiro, and her daughter, Mary Jo Pinheiro. She is survived by her loving son, Joe (Gloria) Pinheiro of Modesto; grandchildren, Greg Bryant of Santa Monica, and Lisa (Andy) Bowman of Modesto; great-grandson, Bryant Joseph Stallanecht of Modesto; and siblings, Joe Salazar and family, Aldina Silveira and family, and Connie Garcia and family, all of Massachusetts.
A visitation will be held Wednesday, June 13th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., with a recitation of the rosary at 7:00 p.m., at Franklin and Downs Funeral Home, 1050 McHenry Avenue, Modesto. The funeral mass will be held Thursday, June 14th at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 505 West Granger Avenue, with entombment to follow at St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery, 1141 Scenic Drive, Modesto.
Services entrusted to Franklin and Downs, McHenry Chapel.