Maria Ilda Cardoso, 96 of Rumford died Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center. She was born in Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel, Azores a daughter of the late Jorge and Urania (Rocha) Cardoso. Ilda worked for the Imperial Knife Company before she retired. She was a loyal communicant of St. Francis Xavier Church. She is survived by many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Luisa Marcos, Julietta, Jorge, Eduardo, Adriano, Oliverio and Rodolfo Cardoso. Her funeral will be held on Monday 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 Sunday 5-8.