Gisela M. Santos

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.


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Brittany rodrigues from South Attleboro wrote on June 27, 2021 at 7:55 am
I will remember all the good time means you and my mother had tiger you will be missed so much I love you auntie
Zita Leal from Fall River wrote on June 25, 2021 at 1:35 am
My friend Gisela, you will be missed by your family and friends. You were a very caring person. My memories of you on our trip to Hawaii and our weekly Princess House meetings will be cherished. My condolences go out to your daughters, son & husband and extended family. May you rest in peace.
Aida Branco from Bristol wrote on June 24, 2021 at 8:16 pm
My sweet cousin Gisela. I can't believe you're gone. I know that over the years we didn't see each other much, which is really sad to say. But, when we did, you were always so welcoming and sweet. I'll miss that
Zelia cardoso from Santa Clara CA wrote on June 24, 2021 at 7:25 pm
So sorry for your loss my condolences to the family
Janet Reiff from Rehoboth wrote on June 24, 2021 at 4:24 pm
Michele & Family My deepest condolences to you and your family. I can tell how wonderful she must have been just by knowing you. We reflect the best parts of our parents thanks to the loving way they raised us. Take comfort in your memories as you grieve. Love, Janet
Pam and Ray Butler from North Providence wrote on June 24, 2021 at 5:16 am
Michele and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Your mom was such a strong woman and always smiling. There are no words that can comfort you during this difficult time but know she is no longer in pain and she is in a better place smiling down on you and watching over you. She will always be with you in your heart and memories. Our thoughts , prayers and love are with you.
Elizabeth campos from East providence wrote on June 23, 2021 at 11:43 pm
So sorry to the family and friends my heart goes out to you all sending hugs
Ashley and Colin from Rumford wrote on June 23, 2021 at 9:31 pm
Lucy, we are so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this time. All our love.
Ana Vargas from PAWTUCKET wrote on June 23, 2021 at 9:10 pm
My sweet sister G cell. You fought so hard to stay with us so you couldn't fight anymore I love you so much till we meet again my sweet sister💔😭
Lucy Santos from Riverside wrote on June 23, 2021 at 7:27 pm