Mrs Maria Goncalves Bonito (Maria das Dores Goncalves)
Heartfelt condolences to Maria's familia.
May you have joy in the memories.
Mrs. Bonito was my teacher more years ago than I care to remember. My focus at that time was not really on school, more on sports, so my teachers had to be extra special to hold my attention. Mrs. Bonito was such a warm, bubbly, happy person that you couldn't help but love her. She made it ok to speak outloud-because she made everyone do it! She was very special and I will always remember her fondly. She was a beautiful person inside and out!
Holly (Hughes) Lambert
Carnage Middle School
It was my great fortune to have worked with Maria at both Carnage and Leesville Middle School. She was the most gracious, loving, encouraging person. She had a wonderful way of making you feel special and valued. Thank you so much for sharing all of your family pictures. It gave me great joy to see Maria in all of the stages of her life and to see what a happy life she had. I know her family meant everything to her. I wish you great peace and solace in the days ahead. Maria is still with us in the important ways.
I worked with Maria at Raleigh Academy. I always remember how sweet she always was to me, how happy to see me. To her family, God bless you. She was kind.
Our friendship has been mainly through phone calls a d Skype visits. Maria and I had 2 short holidays together one when I came to visit her and the other a fun week in October 2012 when she came to Australia to meet our new grandson, Felix. Maria and Art spent the last week with us in Sydney and what a fun Week we had. We hoped to have more, but alas it wasn't to be. I felt we were just getting to know her. What a special lady she was. RIP Maria. I will never let our grandson, Felix, forget you. Lynne And Lewis Price, Sydney Australia.