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Maria J. Fagundes

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Maria J. Fagundes Obituary
Maria J. Fagundes August 14, 1940 - April 8, 2014 Maria passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Faja Grande, Azores Islands, Portugal. She was the second oldest child of six children born to Angelina and Joao Fagundes. She married Lucindo Fagundes in 1962 in Flores and shortly thereafter began their family in Ponta Delgada, San Miguel. She followed in her grandfather's footsteps coming to the United States and then immigrating with Lou and their children, Zuraida, Carlos and Herlander in 1967. They settled in Arcata, California and in 1972, they earned their citizenship. Maria worked for many years at Ramada Inn, Coast Oyster and Holly Yashi and then retired from Humboldt State University. She enjoyed gardening, traveling and spending time with family and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, Angelina and Joao and her brothers Antonio and Frank, sister in law Lourdes Cardoso and husband Joe, her nephew Paul Garcia and numerous aunts, uncles & cousins very dear to her. She is survived by her husband Lucindo, daughter Zuraida Johnson and fiance Jim Colburn of Rohnert Park CA, son Carlos Fagundes and wife Judy of Lakeport CA, son Herlander Fagundes and wife Paige of Medford OR, grandchildren Kyleigh Johnson and Devin Johnson, brother Joe Fagundes of Eureka CA, brother Carlos Fagundes (Alda) of Paredes Portugal, sister Victoria Garcia (Octavio) of Arcata CA, sisters in law Zoraida Ouellette (Jim) of Arcata CA, Sharon Almeida of Livermore CA, Maria Cardoso (Alvaro) of Osoyoos, Canada, Emma Rodrigues of Rhode Island, brothers in law Joe Fagundes of Ceres CA &Antonio Fagundes (Francelina) of Brentwood CA, nieces & nephews Helena, Nelson, Michael, Victor, Jacqueline, Garrett, Carlos, Vitor, Angela,Vidalia, Lou, Joe F, Patricia, Mark, Joe R, Joe & David C. as well as numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, step children, and step-grandchildren. No public services will be held at Maria's request. Donations in memory of Maria can be made to California Pacific Medical Center, SF Center for Liver Disease 2340 Clay Street, 3rd Floor, San Francisco CA 94115. Many thanks to all the doctors and nurses that cared for Maria especially Dr. Wakil, Dr. Carroll, Dr. Selinger, Dr. Selcer & Dr. Stokes Please sign the guestbook at www.times-standard.com and click on obituaries.
Published in Eureka Times-Standard on Apr. 13, 2014
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