Celeste Faria, 85 of Wayland Street, East Providence died Sunday, April 7, 2013 at Miriam Hospital. She was the wife of the late Raymond Faria. She was born in Providence, a daughter of the late Manuel D. and Genevieve (Ferreira) Cortez. Mrs. Faria was a supervisor for the Rhode Island Textile Company before retiring. She leaves one daughter, Deborah Taillon, four sons, Raymond, Edward, Joseph and Robert Faria, one sister, Rose Nunes, one brother, Edmond Cortez, one aunt, Olive Ferreira, eleven grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren. She was the mother of the late James Faria and sister of the late Manuel, Angelo and Donald Cortez. Her funeral will be held on Saturday at 8:00 AM from the PERRY-McSTAY FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:00 AM in St. Francis Xavier Church, North Carpenter Street. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Calling hours Friday 4-8.