Peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, Maria Jose Medeiros passed away after a long, courageous battle with heart disease at the age of 77 at Bluewater Health on Thursday, October 31, 2013.

Beloved wife of Oliverio (Ollie) for 52 years. Loving mother of Berta (Cory) and Irene (David). Cherished grandmother of Alina and Evan and step-grandmother to Alicia (Chris) and Tiffany (Daniel). Dear sister of Maria Santos (late Manuel), Maria Ines (Antonio), Alda, Manuel (late Fernanda), Jose (Irene), Mariano (Helen), Antonio (Linda), and Jacinto (Fatima). Survived by sisters-in-law Irene (late Manuel), Maria Angelina (Jose Agusto). Remembered by several nieces and nephews in Azores, Bermuda, US and Canada. Predeceased by her parents Jose and Maria Cordeiro, father and mother-in-law Mariano and Ermelinda, brother Jose Jacinto, sister-in-law Natilde, and brothers-in-law Gilbert (Georgina) and Ivo (Alice).

Maria was a prep cook at the Drawbridge Inn for 20 years. She loved to cook for her family and friends and she was a proud Vavo to her grandchildren. She will be sadly missed by all those who knew and loved her.

Family and friends will be received on Sunday, November 3, 2013, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia.

A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, November 4, 2013, at St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church, 1920 Wildwood Dr., Brights Grove. Entombment to follow in Resurrection Cemetery.

Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Bluewater Health – Telemetry Ward (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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