Maria Alves

1924-2008 South Hadley, Massachusetts


1924-2008 South Hadley, Massachusetts


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ALVES, Maria (Fernandes) Maria (Fernandes) Alves, of South Hadley, MA, the first American born performer of the Portuguese music form known as Fado, died in Hartford on Friday, (May 9, 2008) of a brief illness. She had recently been cited by the United States Senate for her many...

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Dear Frank,Sue & family,
We are so sorry about your loss. We just found out the other day. She was such a talented, interesting and wonderful woman. May all her great memories carry you through the days ahead. Our thoughts are with you.

May you rest in Peace, you will always be remember.

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well-lived.

To the Alves Family,

I wanted to let you know how sad I was to read about your mom's passing. I spent many nights with her, my dad Art Tavares, and my Uncle Rui Tavares, playing Fado at local clubs. She was a great talent, and an embassador for Portuguese culture. She will be sorely missed.

Death Leaves A Heartache
No One Can Heal
Love Leaves A Memory
No One Can Steal

May the love of family and friends comfort you at this sad time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

To Ceasar and his family
I am truly sorry for your loss, you are in my thoughts and prayers
May God bless you, Brenda

To the Alves family
I have fond memories of Maria from the years past when I grew up in South Hadley, when everyone seemed to be connected in some way or another. Our daughter Chris is married to her nephew Dan and they also have "special" memories of her. Those memories will always be cherished.
Our love to her family,

To the entire Alves family, we greive for your loss, your loss is ours also. Cousin Cookie was an inspiration to everyone who knew her. She will be missed greatly.

John: The strength of your Portuguese ancestory resounded through the voice and incredible personality of your Mother. What a privilege to have enjoyed her performances and presence. We're sorry to be so far away at this time and send our condolences to your family and many abrazos to you.
Much love,
Enid and Jack