SOARES, LIGIA MACHADO Jan. 20, 1923 to Nov. 9, 2012 Ligia passed away peacefully at home surrounded by loving family members. She lived a good life and was ready to join her beloved husband, Joe, who passed on earlier this year. Ligia was the youngest of seven children born to Manuel and Amelia Silveira Machado in Pico, Azores. She was involved in her community and provided medical and caregiving support to many individuals in Pico. After immigrating to San Diego, Ligia was married to Joe Rodrigues Soares and they shared 46 years of marriage. She was a devoted homemaker that supported her husband who was a tuna fisherman. Ligia loved to bake, sew, and do needlework. She was always willing to offer a helping hand and did so with a loving heart. Ligia will be dearly missed by those who knew her. She is survived by her nieces and nephews. The Funeral Mass will be held Thursday, November 29th, at 9:30 a.m. at St. Agnes Church. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to San Diego Hospice, 4311 Third Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103.

Published in The San Diego Union Tribune on Nov. 22, 2012