Gisela M. Santos, 66, of Belmont Street, passed away on Wednesday, June 22, 2021 at Rhode Island Hospital. She was the wife of Orlando M. Santos.
Born in Cedros, Faial, Azores she was a daughter of Manuel Rodrigues of Warren and the late Maria Alice (Escobar) Rodrigues. Gisela was a very caring and nurturing person. She was a caregiver to many people and was like a mother to everyone. She was a strong person who overcame her own adversities and was always the life of the party. She loved nature, being by the ocean and enjoyed dancing.
Besides her husband and father she leaves four children, Sandra Rodrigues of East Providence, Michele Medeiros of Riverside, Lucy Marie Santos of Riverside and Abel R. Santos of West Warwick, six sisters, Cesaltina Pinto, Elvira Kirby, Ana Vargas, Helen Rodrigues-Brasil, Tanya Rodrigues-Cabral and Kathleen Rodrigues-Freitas, two brothers, Jorge Rodrigues and David Rodrigues, eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Ilda Rodrigues.
Her funeral will be held on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 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.