Maria Helena Garcia

Maria Helena Garcia, 83, passed away on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at her home surrounded by her loving family.

She was the wife of Horacio C. Garcia to whom she was married for 67 years.

Born in Feteira, Faial, Azores, she was a daughter of the late Carlos and Rosa L. (Oliveira) Bettencourt.

Mrs. Garcia worked as a weaver for Malina, Inc. before retiring.

Beside her husband she leaves five daughters, Helia M. Nunes and her husband Luis, Maria Lurdres Henriques and her partner George Martins, Helena M. Pacheco and her husband Benjamin, Maria Nazare Cabral and Maria Helena Dias and her husband Victor all of East Providence, seven grandchildren, Jennifer, Sandra, Neil, Michelle, Brian, Shannon and Maiah, ten great grandchildren, Tyler, Madyson, Morgan, Alivia, Mason, Isabella, MacKenzie, Lianna, Gavin and Grayson, seven sisters, Lucia Fortuna, Margarida Silva, Olinda Silva, Natalia Peixoto, Teresa Garcia, Deolinda Luna and Mary Lou Alves, one brother, Carlos Bettencourt and many nieces, Nephews and cousins. She was the mother of the late twin sons, Horacio and Jose Garcia, grandmother of the late Johnny Cabral, mother in-law of the late John A. Cabral and sister of the late Jose, Antonio, Serafim, Gilberto and Manuel Bettencourt.

Her funeral and visitation will be held on Saturday, September 19, 2020 from 8:00AM – 9:00AM in Saint Francis Xavier Church, 81 North Carpenter Street, East Providence with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:00AM. Burial will be private.



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12 entries.
Mark and Maggie Saunders from East Providence wrote on September 25, 2020 at 12:28 am:
Our condolences to you and your family. May your mom rest in peace.
Evelyne Gouveia from Riverside wrote on September 17, 2020 at 9:53 pm:
Maria and family we are so sorry for you're loss...... May Helena RIP with no more pain! God bless you all Nenette & Manny XOXOXOXO
Bailey Lopes RUTH from Leamington Ontario ( wrote on September 17, 2020 at 9:04 pm:
Sorry for your loss
Fatima terra from St. Cloud Florida wrote on September 17, 2020 at 7:51 am:
I’m very sorry for loss RIP sr Helena
Ana and John Amaral from Fort Myers, Fl wrote on September 16, 2020 at 11:01 pm:
We are so sorry for this terrible loss. May the memories of your mother bring you comfort.
Josephine Vega from East Providence wrote on September 16, 2020 at 10:04 pm:
To the beautiful daughters of Mrs. Maria Helena Garcia, your mother raised Queens because she was one as well. Continue to be strong and carry on her memory. She is now resting and gained her wings and walked into the Kingdom of Heaven to join her beloved sons and family. May God give You unspeakable peace and comfort. Sleep peacefully momma 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
Maria Sliney from Woonsocket Rhode Island wrote on September 16, 2020 at 8:58 pm:
Rest In Peace 🙏
Joseph Silva from East Providence RI wrote on September 16, 2020 at 7:13 pm:
Rest in peace tia Helena praying for you in your new journey to a great place 😘
Lucia Bettencourt Fortuna from Harrow Ontario Canada wrote on September 16, 2020 at 6:50 pm:
my beautifull sister is in heaven
Maria Fatima Cabral from Harrow ontario Canada wrote on September 16, 2020 at 6:46 pm:
daughter of her sister Lucia bettencourt Fortuna
Victor & Maria Sue Luna from East Taunton wrote on September 16, 2020 at 5:44 pm:
Out condolences go out to the family as she will surely by missed yet forever in our hearts. Hugs and much love. Victor Luna and family
Neil Nunes from Riverside RI wrote on September 16, 2020 at 4:32 pm:
Rest In Peace, love you!