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.