MALONE, Maria Izabel de Schuller BarbosaEnded her life's journey into eternity with her God on August 11, 2013 after a long battle with Alzheimer's. She embarked on her journey on March 1, 1928 in Sabino Pessoa, Espirito Santo, Brazil. Piano was her first passion, but teaching became a close second. She joined the Modern Foreign Language Dept at the Univ of TN at Martin in 1969, and continued teaching French, Portuguese and Spanish until her official retirement in 2001, and afterwards on a part-time basis. She spent her final years at the Cumberland of Green Hills. During this time she continued with her passion for teaching languages to private students and residents. Maria Izabel was preceded in death by her husband, Don Malone; beloved daughter, Maryann Malone; and her parents and siblings, Achilles Barbosa, Jr., Zacarias, Vicente and Leo Barbosa, and her loving sister, Alina Nascimento. She is survived by three children, Rebecca Melo, Lisa Dunn and Daniel Malone, his wife Kim, and five grandchildren, Campbell Dunn, Andrew and Zachary Melo, Abigail, Aaron and Alex Malone; two siblings, Djanira Bueno and Henrique Barbosa, and 16 nieces and nephews, and her dear friend, Bob Lymburner. Her wonderful life will be celebrated on August 24, 2013 at 2 p.m., at the Cumberland Assisted Living, 15 Burton Hills Boulevard, Nashville, TN 37215. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Alzheimer's Maria Izabel Malone Tribute Fund. Condolences to www.TnFunerals.com. HERITAGE FUNERAL HOME, (615) 472-8581.
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Published in The Tennessean on Aug. 24, 2013