Maria G. Cardoso, of East Providence, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, August 26, 2020. She was the wife of the late José I. Cardoso.
Born in Horta, Faial, Azores, she was a daughter of the late Manuel and Eduina Ilda (DaSilva) Murtes.
Mrs. Cardoso was a communicant of St. Francis Xavier Church. She worked at American Insulated Wire for 30 years until she retired. She enjoyed cooking, going to the casino and traveling on cruises. She loved being surrounded by her loving family but the one thing that brought her the most joy was being able to help raise her great grandson Jordan.
Mrs. Cardoso leaves one daughter, Valentina M. DaSilva and her husband Hernani of East Providence, one brother, Carlos Manuel Murtes of Faial, Azores, two grandchildren, Elizabeth Estrela and her husband Steve of East Providence, Steven DaSilva and his wife Sonya of East Providence, two great grandchildren, Jordan Estrela and Kendra Cordeiro.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, August 29, 2020 at 10:00 AM in St. Francis Xavier Church, North Carpenter Street. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Calling hours will be held on Friday, August 28, 2020 from 5-7 PM in the PERRY-MCSTAY FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence. The guidelines set forth by the Rhode Island Department of Health will be observed. Face coverings are required and only fifteen people will be allowed in the building at a time.