Maria Iberia Amaral

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.


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14 entries.
Jeff Palmer from Colorado Springs wrote on July 17, 2021 at 10:54 am
John, Having met you only briefly and under unique circumstances I can only say that we grieve with you in your loss. It appears that your mother was a very kind, loving, and giving person. From our experience that person is reflected in you. She will be most proud of you as you continue to be a reflection of her both within yourself and the people who share the experiences of life with you. J&D
Margaret Furtado from East Providence wrote on July 16, 2021 at 9:39 pm
Louise I'm so sorry to hear about your mom I will pray that God helps you through this difficult time and also your whole family and your brother John
Goretti M Pacheco from East Providence wrote on July 16, 2021 at 8:08 pm
I am so happy I had the opportunity and pleasure of knowing Mrs. Amaral. She was a lovely lady, always with a smile and very kind hearted. My deepest condolences to her family for your loss, and may her soul rest in peace in God's eternal glory.
Maria Otilia (Brandao) Del Rizzo from Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada wrote on July 16, 2021 at 11:11 am
Louise, John and respective families, We are so saddened to hear of the loss of your beautiful mother/mother-in-law/grandmother/great grandmother. She was always such a joy to speak to whenever I happened to pick up her call while at my parents' house. She never forgot to send me her good wishes on her regular calls with my father. I hope and pray that the many wonderful memories that you have from over the years will help you through the pain and grief of her loss. They say that our loved ones never really leave us as they remain in our hearts. May prima Iberia's soul rest in Eternal peace until we do meet again. Much love from Dorvalino, Salome, Maria Otilia & family
Grace Deamaral from pawtucket wrote on July 14, 2021 at 3:05 pm
John, Louise and Family. louise and john Sorry for the loss of your mom. family sorry for your loss of grandmother/tia. I love you auntie and will never forget the wonderful Aunt u were. may you Rest in Peace. Til we meet again God bless you ALL
Dan Kane from Coventry wrote on July 14, 2021 at 1:43 pm
I never met your mom, but 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.
Regina Furtado from East Providence wrote on July 14, 2021 at 12:59 pm
Louisa and family. My deepest condolences on the passing of your mom. She was a great lady. May she Rest In Peace. God comfort you and your family in this very difficult time.
Delores Brandão DeMedeiros from New Bedford wrote on July 14, 2021 at 12:29 pm
Dear Louisa, John, Manny and the entire Amaral family. My heart is saddened by the loss of your mom/sister. My dear prima Iberia was a wonderful, loving,caring, thoughtful, wise and kind human being. I will always treasure memories spent together when I was younger; when my family and I would go see her parents. She was always there with her beautiful smile. The last time we got together was for my wedding ( a little over a year and a half ago ). We spoke a few times on the phone after that , when she called my mom’s house. Always with kind and encouraging words. She will be missed by many and will be loved forever. May her soul Rest In Peace in the arms of our heavenly Father and may God comfort her grieving family and friends Until we meet again one day in heaven. ❤️❤️❤️ Love your cousins Delores, Viriato, Evelina and Susan.
Donna Rodyn from Riverside wrote on July 14, 2021 at 7:40 am
Very sorry for you loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family..
Loryann from East Providence wrote on July 14, 2021 at 5:50 am
My dearest titia may you rest in peace. We will all miss your smiling face. You are now with titi Joao in heaven which you missed so much. Until we meet again. Always in my heart. 🙏❤
Dan & Sherri Kane from Colorado Springs,Colorado wrote on July 13, 2021 at 11:55 pm
Sending all our love from Colorado. May you find peace and strength during this difficult time and all the days to come.
Lisa Desper from East providence wrote on July 13, 2021 at 9:20 pm
My deepest sympathy to you and your family!!! No worse feeling on earth than losing your mom. God bless you and your family ❤️
Jay Ferreira from WARREN wrote on July 13, 2021 at 9:17 pm
Our sympathies to the Amaral Family. I know it has been difficult for everyone and may Maria rest in peace.
Ray&Rosemarie Depault wrote on July 13, 2021 at 8:56 pm
To the family we are sending our condolences may she Rest In Peace