Mary Alice Brazil
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4/6/1926 - 8/15/2013
Resident of Pleasanton
Mary was the middle child of a large Portuguese family from a small San Joaquin Valley town. Mary married Dave Brazil in 1953, having first met at a Portuguese Festa in Gustine. During their nearly 60 years of marriage she was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. They settled down in Fremont in 1957. There they raised their family for the next 26 years before making a move to country living in Auburn in 1983. After 26 years they moved back to the Bay Area to be closer to their family. Mary always enjoyed cooking, gardening, spending time with family and friends, and going to church and community events. She volunteered for several groups and organizations throughout her life. Mary was a very giving person, very enjoyable to spend time with, and always there for her family through every stage of their lives. She was a wonderful example of how to live a life of grace and love. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Preceded in death by her parents: Antone and Catherine Soares; her sisters: Catherine Paulo, Margaret Newton, and Irma Silva; and her brother: Tony Soares.
Survived by her sisters: Rosie Cardoza, and Alice Stewart; her husband: Dave Brazil; her children: Ron Brazil and his wife Liz, Larry Brazil and his wife Nancy, Steve Brazil and his wife Kaysee, and Patricia Brazil; and her grandchildren: Chelsea, Maddie, Andrew, Janet, Megan, Michael, Johnny, Joey, and Zachary.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 22, 2013 from 4 to 8 p.m. with a Vigil at 7 p.m. at Fremont Memorial Chapel, 3723 Peralta Blvd., Fremont, CA 94536. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, August 23, 2013 10 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 43148 Mission Blvd., Fremont, CA 94539. Burial at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery in Gustine.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in memory of Mary to the
Fremont Memorial Chapel
Published in Gold Country Media Newspapers on Aug. 21, 2013