Maria Iberia Amaral, 82, of East Providence, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Tuesday, July 13, 2021. She was the wife of the late Joao F. Amaral.
Born in Povoacao, Sao Miguel, Azores she was a daughter of the late Jacinto and Luiza (Amaral) Brandao. Mrs. Amaral was an assembler for the former Trifari Jewelry Company before she retired. She was a communicant of St. Francis Xavier Church and every year she helped make the Malasadas for the annual feast. She also enjoyed baking and was known for having a sweet tooth. She always looked forward to finishing every meal with dessert. Above all else, was her family. Spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren was always most important to her.
She leaves two children, Louise Mansi and her husband Scott of East Providence and John Amaral and his companion Michaela of Coventry, two grandchildren, Christopher Resendes and Vanessa Mansi, two great grandchildren, Xavier Resendes and Aubrey Resendes, one brother, Manuel Brandao and his wife Virginia and many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Felismina Couto.
Her funeral will be held on Saturday, July 17, 2021 at 10:00 AM from the PERRY-McSTAY FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM in St. Francis Xavier Church, North Carpenter Street, East Providence. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Calling hours Friday 5-8.