Maria J. DeVargas, 84, formerly of Mauran Avenue, died Thursday, May 2, 2013 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center. She was the wife of the late Jose S. DeVargas. She was born in Praia do Norte, Faial, Azores a daughter of the late Francisco and Emilia (daSilveira) deMedeiros. Mrs. DeVargas was a machine operator for the Malina Corporation for 19 years before retiring in 1991. She leaves one sister, Emilia Moitoso of Canada, one brother, Manuel J. Medeiros of Canada and several nieces and nephews. 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.