Maria P. DaRosa

Maria P. (Pinheiro) DaRosa, 89, of East Providence passed away Sunday April 3, 2016 at Eastgate Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Francisco S. DaRosa. Born in Pedro Miguel, Faial, Azores she was the daughter of the late Amancio P. and Mariana Pinheiro.  Maria worked as a machine operator for American Insulated Wire for 25 years retiring in 1992. She loved being with her family and her grandchildren will miss her drive by kisses.  Maria is survived by one son Jose A. Darosa and his wife Miriam M. DaRosa of Cranston, one sister Fernanda Maciel of Pico, Azores, nine grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. She was the mother of the late Manuela Diogo, Ilda Cabral and Cidalia Diogo.  Her funeral will be held on Thursday at 9 AM from the PERRY-MCSTAY FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in Our Lady of the Rosary Church, Traverse Street, Providence. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Calling hours will be held Wednesday from 5-8 PM.