Maria Estrela (Quintanilha) Brum

Maria Estrela (Quintanilha) Brum, 88, of East Providence, passed away peacefully at her daughters home in Swansea on Tuesday, March 23, 2021.

She was the wife of the late Manuel Matias Brum.

Born in Vila Franca do Campo, Sao Miguel, Azores, she was a daughter of the late Francisco da Mota Quintanilha and Maria da Conceicao (Ribeiro) Quintanilha.

Mrs. Brum immigrated to this country and settled in East Providence in 1972. She was an accomplished seamstress for many years and later worked as an assembler for Universal Optical before retiring. She was a faithful communicant of St. Francis Xavier Church.

She leaves three daughters, Maria Fatima Santos and her husband Joao of Seekonk, Maria Estrela Branco and her husband Antonio of Swansea and Regina Figueiredo and her husband Luis of East Providence, one son, Emanuel Brum of Colorado, two sisters, Maria Santo Cristo Medeiros of East Providence and Maria dos Anjos Ribeiro of Sao Miguel, Azores, nine grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Maria Conceicao Valente, Amelia Pimentel, Teresa Sardinha, Artur, Mariano, Abel and Manuel Quintanilha.

Her funeral and visitation will be held on Monday, March 29, 2021 from 9:00- 10:00 AM in Saint Francis Xavier Church, 81 North Carpenter Street, East Providence, with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 10:00 AM. Burial will beย  in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial Masses and donations are greatly appreciated to St. Francis Xavier Church.


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Natalia Amaral Brum & Family from Rumford wrote on April 2, 2021 at 12:38 pm
So sorry for your loss. Your mom and my mom (deceased) Maria Amaral were friends and worked together at Trifari. Now they're both in heaven enjoying the fruits of eternal life with the Lord. ๐Ÿ™
Maria Caetano (Encarnaรงรฃo Quintanilha) from Terrace British Columbia Canada wrote on March 29, 2021 at 4:18 pm
Dear Cousins & Family: My Deepest Sympathy to you all, may God comfort you all and give you strength through this very difficult time my thoughts and prayers are with you all, she will never be forgotten God Bless you all. Rest in Peace tia ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Regina Furtado from East Providence wrote on March 29, 2021 at 11:35 am
Estrela and family, just saw that your beautiful mom passed away. May God comfort you all and give you strength. She is now in Heaven in the company of Jesus and her loved ones. God be with you all and comfort you ๐Ÿ™
Lidia sylvia from Dartmouth wrote on March 27, 2021 at 2:43 pm
May the memories of her life give you peace and comfort. God bless you.
Natercia Rezendes from East Providence wrote on March 26, 2021 at 10:51 am
So sorry for your loss my aunt was a beautiful person in and out my heart goes out to all her family! I will always remember her beautiful smile may she RIP๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™โš˜โค
Carla Fernandes from Pawtucket wrote on March 26, 2021 at 9:46 am
Iโ€™m so sorry for your lost. My deepest condolences to you and your family. ๐Ÿ™
Maria Ribeiro from East prov wrote on March 26, 2021 at 8:26 am
I am so sorry for your loss . Every time I think your mother I Remember her beautiful laughter . she had the best laughter with those beautiful eyes. She will be missed. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ
Lucy Cabral from East Providence wrote on March 26, 2021 at 8:06 am
I am so sorry for your loss. Mrs. Brum was wonderful person. May she RIP
Teresa (Teresinha) Dias from Rehoboth wrote on March 26, 2021 at 8:03 am
Dear Cousins & Family: My heart is broken along with yours. Take courage and BELIEVE this is not an END, but a NEW beginning of her ETERNAL life. Let us reflect on the beautiful memories we hold dear in our hearts. Tia, Rest in Peace. All my Love and Prayers, Teresinha