Maria (Martins) Rose, 85, of East Providence, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, September 10, 2019. She was the beloved wife of the late Henry Rose.
Born in Len, Brava, Cape Verde Islands, she was a daughter of the late Boaventura L. and Joann (Rosa) Martins. Mrs. Rose immigrated to the United States in 1957. She was a communicant of St. Francis Xavier Church. She was the matriarch of her family, teaching love, strength and togetherness. She will be greatly missed.
Maria was the loving mother of Mary Joanne Costa and her husband Jose Costa of Pawtucket, her caretaker and daughter, Arleen Rose Jesus of East Providence. Maria was the proud grandmother of six grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. She also leaves behind her devoted sisters, Indiana Lopes of East Providence, Autilia Lopes of East Providence, Adelaide Gomes of Riverside and her sister in law, Maria Martins of Taunton. She was the sister of the late Lucas Martins.
Her funeral will be held on Saturday, September 14, 2019 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 in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Calling hours Friday 4-8.