Maria Eduarda Raposo

Maria Eduarda Raposo, 86, of East Providence, passed away on Monday, July 12, 2021, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Luis D. Raposo.  Born in Santa Barbara, São Miguel, Azores.  She was a daughter of the late João and Maria do Carmo (Teixeira) Melo.

Mrs. Raposo worked in housekeeping for Bank of America until she retired.  She was a faithful communicant of St. Martha’s Church.  Mrs. Raposo was a hard worker who always put others first.  She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who loved being surrounded by her family.  Her love will be missed and remembered by all.

She leaves six children, Maria-Carmen DaCosta and her husband Olimpio of Rumford, Luis F. Raposo of Chalfont, PA, Maria José Raposo-DaSilva and her husband Antonio of Rehoboth, John Raposo and his wife Suzanna of Swansea, Anibal Raposo and his wife Patricia Gaspar of East Providence, Maria Elvira Fonseca and her husband Nuno of Rehoboth, 14 grandchildren, Nicholas DaSilva and wife Stephanie, Alyssa DaSilva, Olivia DaSilva, Isabella Raposo, Victoria Raposo, Marcus Raposo, Zachary DaCosta, Elijah DaCosta, Luca Raposo, Catarina Raposo, Mia Fonseca, Elyana Fonseca, Aiden Raposo, Siena Raposo and one brother, John Melo of Canada.

She was the mother of the late, Paulo Jorge Raposo, the grandmother of the late Adam DaCosta, the sister of the late Teresa Carreiro, Irena Melo, and Guilhermo Melo.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, July 14, 2021, at 11 AM in St. Martha’s Church, 2595 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence, Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Calling hours are respectfully omitted.  In lieu of flowers donations in her name may be made to St. Martha’s Church.


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Lanny wrote on July 19, 2021 at 4:54 pm
Dear Maria, my deepest condolences to you and every one in your family. I will forever remember the many beautiful stories about you mom you shared with me. Please reach out if you need anything at all.
Lisa Molloy from Galway wrote on July 19, 2021 at 2:33 pm
Maria, I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts. May your Mom Rest in Peace.
Sanjeev Dhupkar from Cary wrote on July 14, 2021 at 5:59 pm
Maria, I can relate to the sorrow of losing your mom. Mother's are the strong force in child's life no matter what age and its a big loss. Please accept our condolences and may her soul Rest In peace! Take care
La Shai Hamilton from Dallas wrote on July 14, 2021 at 4:53 pm
To the family, I am a colleague of Maria-Carmen and just want to offer my condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God bless you all. La Shai
Gloria DelSanto-Cahill from Cranston wrote on July 14, 2021 at 6:11 am
Maria and family, I am so sorry. Your mother was a wonderful woman. I remember when my girls were little and she would watch them, I always knew they were safe and well cared for. She always made us feel like family. Love, huggs and prayers 🙏❤💖♥💕
Mary Ferreira from Greenville wrote on July 13, 2021 at 8:28 pm
Maria (Carmen), Cezar and I are very sorry for you and your family. Your devotion to your Mom and Dad and your siblings is something I will never forget. Keep your memories alive and know your angels will be there always. Love you, Mary and Cezar
Goretti M Pacheco from East Providence wrote on July 13, 2021 at 6:39 pm
Dear Carmen and Family: I am so sorry to learn of your mother's passing. My deepest condolences to you and family and may her soul rest in peace in God's eternal glory. May the beautiful memories you shared with your mother give you strength and comfort you at this difficult time.
Doug Laroche from Bristol wrote on July 13, 2021 at 10:29 am
Maria, my deepest condolences to you and your family. Your love for your mom was evident to us all. Your mom and family will be remembered in our prayers.