Maria Trindade Oliveira
Maria Trindade Oliveira, our beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at her home. She was born June 12, 1927 in Topo, Sao Jorge, in the Azores Islands of Portugal.
Maria immigrated to the United States in 1972 and lived in Salinas ever since. She worked for Sunnyside Nursery for 20 years. She loved flowers and spending time with her family. She especially cherished spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Maria is survived by her only child, John Jorge (Julie) Oliveira of Salinas; her grandchildren, Sandy (Brian) Amaral of Salinas and Brian (Jessica) Oliveira of Salinas; four great-grandchildren, Sariya Oliveira, Jenise Oliveira, Isabella Amaral, and Cateleya Oliveira; three brothers, Fernando Brasil of Modesto, Pedro Brasil of Los Banos, Antonio Brasil of Turlock; and one sister, Elena Silva of Sao Jorge, Azores, Portugal; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held Monday, May 13, 2013 from 2 to 8 p.m., at Whitehurst, Norton, Diaz Funeral Service in Turlock.
Rosary and Memorial Mass will be held Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 10:00 a.m., at Our Lady of the Assumption in Turlock. She will be buried at the Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Salinas.