Claudina H. DeFaria, 98 of Ninth Street passed away on Friday, November 28, 2014 at home. Born in Capelo, Faial, Azores she was a daughter of the late Jose I. and Maria H. (Silva) Faria. She was a machine operator for the American Insulated Wire Company for 21 years before she retired in 1979. She came to the United States in 1957 and has a been a resident of East Providence since 1969. She was a communicant of St. Francis Xavier Church. She leaves one brother, Gabriel Faria of East Providence and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Maria H. Morais, Ana DaCosta, Antonio, Sergio, Jose I., Francisco I., Manuel I. and Isauro I. Faria. Her funeral will be held on Tuesday at 9:00 AM from the PERRY-McSTAY FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM in St. Francis Xavier Church, North Carpenter Street. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Calling hours Monday 5-8.