Maria Olivia Pereira

May 6, 2020

Maria Olivia Pereira

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Maria Olivia Pereira – 77 of Woburn, passed away peacefully on May 6th, 2020 at the Sawtelle House in Reading. She was the beloved daughter of Custodia Gonsalves Pereira and Joaquim Pereira. Beloved wife of the late Fred Pereira. She is survived by her loving family; Paul Pereira of Billerica, Elizabeth Pereira of Tewksbury, Lisa Byard of Woburn, Christopher Byard of Woburn, Allen Pereira of Woburn and her loving family members, friends, and care takers of the last 5 years.  Due to the current situation we are experiencing with the Corona Virus, arrangements are private and under the direction of the Lynch – Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Maria’s memory to Alzheimer’s Association in Waltham, Massachusetts. A  mass, dinner and a celebration of life in Maria’s memory will be held at a later date decided upon by the family.

Maria Olivia Pereira – 78 of Woburn, passed away peacefully at the Sawtelle Hospice House in North Reading, MA on May 6th 2020 . She was the beloved daughter of Custodia Gonsalves Pereira and Joaquim Pereira. Maria had a deep love for her family including  her loving husband  Fred, daughters Elizabeth and Lisa, son Paul , Grandson Christopher and brother Allen along with her many friends, extended family and her beloved caretakers.  Maria worked for many, many years in the Woburn School System as a school matron at Kennedy Junior High . Maria loved to cook, tend to her garden and flowers, crocheting and taking care of her family most of all.  Maria loved family gatherings, Sunday afternoon lunches and holidays.  Maria was a member of the Portuguese American Club in Woburn and enjoyed  volunteering and participating in the activities there over the years . Maria  also enjoyed spending time at the Woburn Senior Center. Her smile lit up any room and she loved nothing more than to laugh and to make others do the same. Maria loved to help others and asked for nothing in return.

She is survived by her loving family;  Paul Pereira of Billerica, Elizabeth Pereira of Tewksbury, Lisa Byard of Woburn, Christopher Byard of Woburn and Allen Pereira of Woburn .  

Due to the current situation we are experiencing with the Corona Virus, arrangements are private and under the direction of the Lynch – Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Maria’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org or via mail to 309 Waverley Oaks Rd, Waltham, MA 02452. A celebration of life Mass in Maria’s memory  along with a  dinner event will be held at a later date decided upon by the family.

 

Due to the current situation we are experiencing with the Corona Virus, arrangements are private and under the direction of the Lynch – Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Maria’s memory to Alzheimer’s Association in Waltham, Massachusetts. A  mass, dinner and a celebration of life in Maria’s memory will be held at a later date decided upon by the family.

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  1. Bob & Sue Moore

    Liz , Paul and Lisa – We’re sorry for your loss. Your Mom was a great person and will be missed.

  2. Mike and Linda Mullen

    Liz, Lisa, Paul and Christopher, we are so sad about your mom! We loved her. She was so good hearted and giving. She will be missed.

  3. Nancy Mondello

    Dear Liz, I am so very sorry to hear the news of your Mother’s passing. She was a lovely lady and I know from what Ann tells me the best Mother any daughter could ask for and how close you were. I will remember Maria always stopping by to see me when I was working at the senior center to say hello and chat. Such a beautiful remembrance for me. So many people come in and out of our lives on a daily basis, and some stay with us, just because! Maria was one of the just because. Sending much Love to you and your family members at this sad time, especially because of Mother’s Day so very close. I hope I will get to see you and Ann when I get home and it will be safer us! Love Auntie Nancy 💔

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