Maria B. Coelho

Maria B. Coelho
Loving mother and grandmother; 91

LOWELL, MA -- Maria B. (Frietas) Coelho, 91, died Tuesday, August 27th, 2013, at Lowell General Hospital with her family by her side. She was the widow of the late Francisco Coelho.

Maria was born in Azores, Portugal on March 5, 1922, a daughter of the late Maria and Joseph Frietas.

In her younger years, Maria worked as a seamstress in Portugal until moving to the U.S. where she worked in the Lowell Mills. Her greatest work was with her family whom she loved and cared for so much. She was all about family, and especially loved to spend time with her children, grandchildren & great-grandchildren.

Maria is survived and will be deeply missed by her daughter, Diana Pais and her husband, Manuel of Lowell; grandchildren, Lucia Pais of Methuen, Ana Picardi and her husband, Michael of Dracut, Jason Pais of Lowell; and her beloved great-grandchildren,

Alani-lee, Angelina and Julian DaSilva, and Ava Picardi.

COELHO -- Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects from 8:30 - 9:15 a.m. on SATURDAY, August 31st at the DRACUT FUNERAL HOME 2159 Lakeview Ave., DRACUT. Her Funeral Mass will then take place at 10 a.m. at St. Anthony's Church in Lowell and burial will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery in Tewksbury. To leave an online condolence, story or message, pleas visit

Funeral Home

Dracut Funeral Home
2159 Lakeview Avenue Dracut, MA 01826
(978) 957-5032

Published in Lowell Sun on Aug. 29, 2013