Maria J. Furtado, 72, of Fraser Street passed away on Friday, November 27, 2015 at Miriam Hospital. She was the wife of Jose B. Furtado. Born in Povoacao, Sao Miguel, Azores she was a daughter of the late Alfred and Luisa (Machado) Soares. Mrs. Furtado was a Teacher’s Aide for the East Providence School Department before she retired. She was a member of the East Providence Senior Center and a communicant of St. Francis Xavier Church. Besides her husband she leaves two sons, Joseph B. Furtado, Jr. of East Providence and Alfred B. Furtado of Pawcatuck, Ct., three grandchildren, Jessica L. Foss, Jake B. Furtado and Alec B. Furtado, two brothers, Manuel Soares and Alfred Soares. She was the sister of the late Benjamin Soares. Her funeral will be held on Tuesday at 9:00 AM from the PERRY-McSTAY FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM in St. Francis Xavier Church, North Carpenter Street. Burial will be private. Calling hours Monday 5-8.