Maria De Jesus Borba, loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, passed away peacefully on February 21, 2014 at the age of 85 years in Hanford, California.
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Maria was born in Norte Pequino, Calheta, Soã Jorge, Açores, on July 3, 1928. To Marianna Gonçalves and Antonio Machado Gonçalves, her father passed away when she was seven years old, her mother took the role of a father and mother. Her mother passed away at 96 years old.
She married Manuel Pedroso Borba in 1948, and he passed away in March 16, 1977. They were blessed with one daughter Maria Elizabeth Fagundes. Maria came to the United States in 1983 and they move and made Hanford their permanent home in 1994.
Maria was preceded in death by her parents, husband and brother Gaspar Gonçalves.
She is survived by her daughter Maria Elizabeth Fagundes and her husband Domingos M. Fagundes, seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, sisters Deolinda Luiz and brother Tony Gonçalves
Viewing at 8:30 follow by Rosary and Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 9:00 a.m., at St. Brigid Catholic Church. Burial to conclude at Calvary Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of Whitehurst-McNamara Funeral Service.
Whitehurst-McNamara Funeral Service
100 Bush Street Hanford, CA 93230
Published in The Hanford Sentinel on Feb. 26, 2014