Adelia Castanheira Martinho(Adele), 70 died peacefully at home in Cary, NC on Tuesday October 19, 2021.
She was born in Salem, New Jersey on December 1, 1950. She married Joseph Martinho on April 5, 1970 in Parada, Carregal do Sal, Portugal. She started and raised a family in Elizabeth and Rahway NJ homes. She had two sons Paul and Michael.
Adele enjoyed a successful 30 year working career at Western Electric which later became Lucent Technologies. She was a union member of the Communications Workers of America for many years before finishing a college degree in business in 1993 and joining the Lucent Technologies management team.
After her retirement she traveled the world with Joe and spent most of her free time with her six grandchildren. She is survived by her husband Joseph, son Paul and his wife Monika and their daughters Amanda, Ashley and Audrey, her son Michael and his wife Sarah and their children Lauren, Alyssa and Andrew, her sister Cilia Batista.
Published by Wake Funeral & Cremations Services, Inc. on Oct. 25, 2021.