Paulina Neves Luiz, from Modesto, was born in Norte Grande, Sao Jorge, Azores on July 29, 1925. She passed away at home surrounded by family on June 7, 2019 at the glorious age of 93.
Paulina, the daughter of Antonio and Justina Azevedo, was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great and great-great grandma. She was known by the endearing nickname, Vovo, a woman dedicated to her Catholic faith and devoted to her family and friends.
Paulina is preceded in death by her late husband, Manuel A. Luiz, her son, Louis M. Luis, grandson, Brian Luis, and son-in-law Greg Shepard. She is survived by her sons, Gilbert (Joanie) Luis, Michael (Heather) Luis, and daughters Maria Azevedo, Jessie (Charles) Wagner, Audrey (Tom) McCormack, Ellie Shepard, and daughter-in-law, Debbie Luis, wife of the late Louis M. Luis, fifteen grandchildren, twenty-eight great grandchildren, and one great-great grandson.
Paulina left behind a great legacy. She will be dearly missed by her loving family and friends.
A visitation will be held on Monday, June 17th at Franklin & Downs Funeral Home, 1050 McHenry Ave., in Modesto, starting at 4:00 pm, with a recitation of the rosary beginning at 6:00 pm. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 am on Tuesday, June 18th at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 1813 Oakdale Rd., Modesto, followed by interment in St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery, 1141 Scenic Dr., Modesto. A reception will be held at St. Joseph’s Parish Hall.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Community Hospice, 4368 Spyres Way, Modesto, CA 95356.
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